Schol Comm @ UBC Blog

Our First TLEF Supported project is Live




As mentioned in a previous blog post, the Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office was awarded a Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund grant for the 2018/2019 cycle. With this grant funding, we have in turn granted out smaller amounts to support faculty creation of OER and open textbooks.

We are now proud to introduce the first product to come out of this project, Digital Meijis: Revisualizing Modern Japanese History at 150. This collection of visual essays has been adapted from The Meiji at 150 Project. Led by Tristan Grunow, Assistant Professor without Review, History Department and Naoko Kato, Japanese Language Librarian, Asian Library, this initiative celebrates the 150th anniversary of Japan’s 1868 Meiji Restoration and seeks to increase collaboration between scholars at universities across Canada, Japan, and the United States, strengthening UBC’s ties to Japanese studies programs around the region in disciplines including, and beyond, history, as well as magnifying the presence of UBC and UBC’s Japanese collections in the field of Japanese studies in North America.

Scholarly Communications and Copyright Unit Impact Report

Recently the Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office released its 2017/2018 Impact and Activity Report, showcasing some of the year’s highlights and accomplishments.

For more information, or to share feedback please contact scholarly.communications@ubc.ca

Read the Report.

ORCIDs surpass 5-million mark

An ORCID iD is a way of establishing trusted connections between you, your scholarly works, and your professional activities and affiliations.  It’s also a sure way of distinguishing yourself from other scholars with similar names – aka ‘disambiguation.’ 

ORCID has become a worldwide standard widely used in publishing, granting, and online research networks.  In July 2018, ORCID logged its 5-millionth member.

UBC is an ORCID-CA member and is in early planning for campus implementation, including an ORCID sign-up campaign this fall.

Watch this site or consult this guide  for more information.