New in the Lam Library: the 2014 World Cup and the UBC Library

New in the Lam Library: the 2014 World Cup and the UBC Library

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup is a worldwide competition of FIFA members’ senior men’s national soccer teams. It is the most widely followed sporting event in the world; the viewership even exceeds that of the Olympic Games. The 2014 World Cup is being hosted by Brazil during June 12 to July […]

New in the David Lam Library: Pass it On, Preservation Week at UBC Library

UBC Library is hosting a series of events from April 28th to May 2nd to celebrate Preservation Week. Events include webinars on preserving family archives and scrapbooks, talks on digitization devices and strategies, and a bookbinding exhibition. To read more or to view all the events being hosted, please visit about.library.ubc.ca/2014/04/14/pass-it-on-preservation-week-at-ubc-library/ Webinars and talks will […]

New in the Lam Library: Free Portal of Entrepreneurship Videos and Podcasts

eCorner, the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP) Entrepreneurship Corner, is a  free archive of entrepreneurship resources, providing access to over 3,000 videos and podcasts featuring entrepreneurship and innovation thought leaders. The most popular videos currently on the site include: The Art of Teaching Entrepreneurship and Innovation / Tina Seelig The Power of Curiosity and Inspiration […]

New in the Lam Library: MOOCs in Business

MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses, are free courses offered over the web, accessible to anyone, anywhere. There are no formal application processes, no prerequisites and no formal academic credits. MOOCs provide instruction via tools like videos, computer and peer-graded homework, and quizzes and exams. Students often interact with peers in online discussion forums. Jeff […]

New in the Lam Library: Free Access to Oxford University Press Online Products from April 13-19, 2014

Oxford University Press is celebrating U.S. National Library Week and showing its appreciation of the work librarians do to support their patrons by offering free access to OUP online products for the duration of the week. Oxford UP online products include multidisciplinary reference tools like Oxford Bibliographies, the Oxford English Dictionary and Very Short Introductions, as […]

New in the Lam Library: International Women’s Day 2014

Celebrated annually on March 8th, the official theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is “Equality for women is progress for all” (United Nations). The following is a selection of recently published online books acquired by the library which explore women’s achievements in business, entrepreneurship and leadership: Female entrepreneurship and the new venture creation: an […]

The Books Sauder Students are Reading

David Lam Library’s Great Reads collection of popular business books was launched in late August, 2013. The books began getting signed out almost immediately. The following books were the most frequently circulated during the fall term: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. This biography of creative entrepreneur, Steve Jobs, is based on extensive interviews with Jobs, […]

Trial Access to New Databases: Genderwatch and Nikkei Telecom 21

UBC Library is currently providing trial access to the following databases: Genderwatch: covers over 300 titles from an array of academic, radical, community and independent presses on issues related to gender and women’s studies, and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) research. Researchers may access more than 219,000 full articles on wide-ranging topics like sexuality, […]

Great Reads in the David Lam Library

This summer the David Lam Library joined UBC Library’s Great Reads, a program which highlights the Library’s collections of popular and leisure reading materials. Lam’s Great Reads includes popular and recommended business books. Look for the green Great Reads sign in the David Lam Library/Canaccord Learning Commons to browse and sign out these books in […]

Year-long trial access to streaming videos from the Alexander Street Press

UBC Library has negotiated trial access for a year  to the Alexander Street Press’s VAST: Academic Video Online, a multi-disciplinary streaming video collection: http://resources.library.ubc.ca/page.php?id=2140 This database currently contains over 17,000 titles and coves a wide range of subject areas, including business and economics and current affairs. 5,000 new titles will be added during this next […]

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