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TRIAL – Colloquium Digital Library of Life Sciences

The Library has a trial to the Colloquium Digital Library of Life Sciences, a collection of short (50-120 pages) electronic books (referred to as “lectures”) that synthesize a topic in the biomedical/life sciences. The lectures are published by Morgan & Claypool and are grouped in series, each having an editor prominent in the field. Sample […]

Today in math history – Michael Faraday discovered his law of electrical induction.

In 1831 – (From MAA blogs)

USPTO Adopts PDF for Patent Documents

From Michael White’s blog – The USPTO has adopted PDF as the default format for displaying patent documents from its databases, making it one of the last (if not last) of the major patent offices to switch to the world’s most popular document image format. Since 1998, viewing US patent documents obtained from the […]

CTLT and UBC Library Connect, Course Reserves and Copyright Full Day Drop-In Support

CTLT and UBC Library Connect, Course Reserves and Copyright Full Day Drop-In Support When:  August 29, 2013 10-4pm Where: Irving K Barber Learning Centre – Seminar Room 2.22A Are you struggling with a particular feature(s) of Connect, want a quick recap or just need to discuss the structure of your course materials?  Do you need […]

UBC ECE and CMC Microsystems Open new Adaptive Microsystems Lab

The UBC Faculty of Applied Science and CMC Microsystems have opened an innovative new microsystems research lab called the Adaptive Microsystems Laboratory, or “AdaMist”. The facility is now part of the nation-wide Embedded Systems Canada (emSYSCAN) initiative. emSYSCAN is a five-year project worth over $50 million, and involves more than 350 university researchers spread across […]

On this day in Math – August 1, 1767

On this day in Math – August 1, 1767

Courtesy of MAA: Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon finished drawing what some describe as “the world’s longest straight line.” Actually two straight lines, it forms parts of the boundaries between the U.S. states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.  More information about: Mason-Dixon Line Image credits –