Student Article Examines Source Code for Preservation Use (All Students)

The most recent issue of Student Research Journal features an article by UBC ischool MLIS student Michel Castagné, on the topic of software source code as a potential tool for digital preservation. “Consider the Source: The Value of Source Code to Digital Preservation Strategies” is one of five articles in the peer-reviewed journal published by […]

Children’s Novel Wins Latin American Honour

A children’s novel written by SLAIS MACL student Laura Quintana Crelis has won an Honorable Mention in the Latin American Awards for Literature for Children and Youth (Premio Latinoamericano de Literatura Infantil y Juvenil 2012). The honourable mention, for her children’s novel, A Very Unusual (Un maestro muy raro), was given by the Peruvian Academy […]

Articles Featured in Canadian Journals

A number of students, faculty and alumni have published articles in the past few weeks – four are featured in the winter 2012 edition of Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and information Practice and Research, and three are featured in the December 2012 edition of Feliciter, published by the Canadian Library Association. In Partnership, […]

Professors Saltman and Meyers Featured in UBC News

Two iSchool faculty members have been featured this month in two different University of British Columbia publications, available in both print and online editions. Professor Judith Saltman, who chairs our multidisciplinary Master of Arts in Children’s Literature degree program, offers her thoughts on young adult fiction and its appeal in an interview feature in the […]

FNCC Program Option Now Open to Dual Students (All Students)

The iSchool@UBC is pleased to announce that students enrolled in the Dual program may now participate in the school’s First Nations Curriculum Concentration (FNCC). The change follows the revision to the MAS core coursework, permitting greater flexibility in course selection, including external courses. For further information about the concentration please visit the FNCC webpage http://www.slais.ubc.ca/programs/first-nationS.htm.

MACL Student Defends Thesis on Korean Folktales (All Students)

Congratulations to Master of Arts in Children’s Literature candidate Sae Yong Kim, who has successfully defended her thesis, “An Analysis of a Selection of English-Language Korean Folktale Picture Books.” In her study, Sae Yong draws from the fields of folktale and fairy tale studies, Korean studies, and translation studies to examine the changes that are […]

Jill Woelfer Speaks on Homeless Youth and Library Use

Fulbright Scholar Jill Woelfer will be speaking at Vancouver Public Library next week on her research into homeless youth and library use. Jill is a PhD student at the University of Washington, where her research has focused on the role of information systems and technologies in the lives of homeless young people in Vancouver and Seattle. Jill […]

Faculty, Students Alumni Featured in the News

Several members of our UBC iSchool community have been making the news lately. Faculty member Victoria Lemieux is featured for her work in visual analytics in the current issue of Innovations, the newsletter of the UBC Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Sciences. The article is titled “Tools for Thought: Using Visual Analytics to Gain […]

Colloquium: Geoffrey Bowker on New Configurations of Knowledge Expression

Professor Geoffrey C. Bowker of the University of California at Irvine is the next speaker in the UBC iSchool’s continuing series of lunchtime colloquia. He is presenting “Emerging Configurations of Knowledge Expression” next Wednesday, November 7, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in the Chilcotin Room (Room 256) of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre […]

UBC iSchool Team Wins 2012 HCIR Challenge

The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, the iSchool at UBC, is proud to announce that the iSchool team has won the 2012 HCIR Challenge. Part of the Sixth Symposium on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval Conference, held Oct. 4-5 in Cambridge, MA, this year’s Challenge was to design a system to provide efficient […]

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