Today back in 1887, patent #371,496 issued for the “comptometer,” the first adding machine “absolutely accurate at all times.” It was invented by Dorr Eugene Felt of Chicago; a model was constructed in 1884.
By Katherine Miller on October 4, 2013
Workshop: Introduction to Refworks
When? Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 at 11:00AM – 12:00PM
Where? Woodward Library Computer Lab – Room B25
Learn to use RefWorks citation management to store and search your PDFs and to organize your sources: books,articles, web pages, and more.
Register here: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/4473
For more RefWorks workshops: http://elred.library.ubc.ca (type Refworks in the search box)
By Katherine Miller on October 3, 2013
History, geography and ethics of health worker migration in Canada
When? 1pm on Wednesday, October 9th
Where? Tommy Douglas Library in Burnaby
Dr. Geertje Boschma and Dr. Margery Hawkins, School of Nursing, will be giving an important presentation that explores issues of health worker migration by examining the history, geography, and ethics of international recruitment and migration of health workers to Canada. They will focus on the experiences of registered nurses from the Philippines who have migrated to Canada. During the past few decades the migration of Filipino nurses to Canada has considerably expanded, with nurses from the Philippines making up the largest group of all immigrant nurses in the Canadian workforce. What are the implications of these trends for the healthcare community?
This talk is part of the Health Information Series, a collaboration of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and Woodward Library. The session on October 9th is hosted by the Burnaby Public Library’s Tommy Douglas Branch Library in collaboration with the Multicultural Helping House. Everyone is welcome!
By Sally Taylor on October 2, 2013
Embarking on a Systematic, Synthesis, Scoping or Realist Review? Applying for a CIHR grant? Need to know what the search process for locating studies is about? The Systematic Review Search Methodology Workshop may be for you. This 90 minute session will provide an overview of the process for locating relevant studies and recording the methodology. It will also provide tips, techniques and tools for managing the process.
When? Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 at 11:30AM – 1:00PM
Where? Woodward Library Computer Lab – Room B25
Please register at: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/4420
UBC and the National Event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada September 18th, 2013
By Katherine Miller on September 17, 2013
UBC is suspending classes on September 18th so that faculty, students and staff can participate in the National Event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada that begins in Vancouver that day and lasts until September 21. This is a significant event. UBC is participating in many ways. You can see a list of events here. For more background information, please see: http://irsi.aboriginal.ubc.ca/ and https://confluence.library.ubc.ca:8443/display/SL/Aboriginal+engagement+resources+and+services
On September 18th, Woodward Library will participate by opening up the McKechnie Room at 9 AM and sharing the live-stream webcast of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s British Columbia event being held at the PNE in Vancouver. Full program is available here. In the McKechnie room there will also be some art supplies if you want to respond to the information you are hearing and create a collage or other artistic expression.
Today in Physics – Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator switched on at CERN near Geneva, Switzerland. – September 10, 2008
By Eugene Barsky on September 10, 2013
Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator switched on at CERN near Geneva, Switzerland.
By szagar on September 10, 2013
By Eugene Barsky on September 9, 2013
By Sally Taylor on August 29, 2013
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 series include: Building Blocks of the Cell, Integrated Systems Physiology, and Stem Cell Biology.
The trial is available at: http://resources.library.ubc.ca/page.php?details=colloquium-digital-library-of-life-sciences&id=2147
We are very interested in your feedback. Please let us know what you think of these e-books by completing the feedback form at:
If you have any questions, please contact Sally Taylor, Woodward Library.
Trial ends November 15, 2013.
By Eugene Barsky on August 29, 2013
In 1831 – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faraday%27s_law_of_induction
(From MAA blogs)