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UBC Librarian Catherine Quinlan's choice of "light" reading is the Oxford English Dictionary (unabridged) - photo by Martin Dee
UBC Librarian Catherine Quinlan's choice of "light"
reading is the Oxford English Dictionary
(unabridged) - photo by Martin Dee

UBC Reports | Vol. 50 | No. 7 | Jul. 8, 2004

Special Issue: Sharing ideas, resources and inspiration

UBC has a proud tradition of producing and sharing published work -- an intellectual and sensual feast of words, music and images. Almost 150 UBC authors have been published in the last year, many creating award-winning works. UBC Bookstore has been named Campus Bookseller of the Year. Since 1971, UBC Press, the publishing arm of the university, has published about 40 UBC authors a year. UBC's Main Library is being transformed into a unique centre of learning and our librarians use the latest in technology to support UBC staff, faculty and students. UBC's creative writing program started in 1946 with a single course and has become a destination for creative writing students in Canada and from around the world.

This issue of UBC Reports is dedicated to the collection, preservation and transmission of ideas, experiences and inspiration.

What the Librarians are Reading

Mysteries, racy romances, tell-all biographies. Every summer, the same old book picks make it into the beach bag. In search of more unusual reading, UBC Reports thought it only made sense to ask those who fill the UBC Library stacks what they’d check out of their own branches if they had a warm, lazy afternoon on campus to spare.

The Social Impact of Computers

Mountains of Spam e-mails, viruses, worms, Internet predators luring children away. . . After 20 years of surveying the effects of computers and Internet use on society, Richard Rosenberg hasn’t chucked his PC out the window yet.

Books that have Booksellers Sold

A look at UBC Bookstore’s five top-selling books by UBC authors from September 2003 to May 2004.

Bookstore of the Year

UBC Bookstore has been named Campus Bookstore of the Year for 2004 by the Canadian Booksellers Association at their recent Libris Awards presentation.

Making the Fantastic Matter-of-Fact

Anosh Irani has always loved to tell stories. But only in recent years did he realize that writing them down was what he wanted to do with his life.

Books and Mortar -- and a Whole Lot More

Her title reads University Librarian, but Catherine Quinlan could be mistaken for a kind of super project manager / contractor these days. Outside her Main Library window, a construction crew combines concrete and metal for what will become the north wing of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at UBC.

Amber Lannon, Modern Librarian

How hard is it for a modern-day librarian to overcome that pesky stereotype of the stern, bespectacled bookworm with a hair bun? Just ask Amber Lannon, a reference librarian at the David Lam Management Research Centre.

Mustica Breaks Ground in Interactive Music Preservation

Roll over, Beethoven! Step aside, Mozart! A new generation of composers is revolutionizing the classical music industry with interactive music that is both composed and played on computers.

Library a Gem in Aboriginal Scholarship

Nestled between a driftwood waterfall and the First Nations Long House’s Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall is a gem of Aboriginal knowledge that has glistened despite its humble beginning.

UBC Press Hot List for Cool Reads

Staff from UBC Press, one of the largest university presses in Canada, have selected the following books to illustrate the variety of disciplines they publish.

Imperial Gift

Japan’s Princess Takamado visited UBC in June to present a collection of books on Japanese society and culture to UBC’s Asian Library.


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