What is cIRcle?

cIRcle is the University of British Columbia's digital repository for research and teaching materials created by the UBC community and its partners. Materials in cIRcle are openly accessible to anyone on the web, and will be preserved for future generations. Learn more.



Year in Review – Special edition: Celebrating over a decade of cIRcle milestones

  Photo courtesy: Pixabay   Emerging as a two-year pilot project in 2007/8 under the auspices of the University of British Columbia’s Library, cIRcle began and remains the University’s digital repository for scholarly research and teaching materials created by the UBC community, its partners and affiliates.   Ranking highly among its North American peers and […]


by cIRcle staff – December 24, 2019

Hallmarking the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) at UBC through collaborative partnerships

    Did you know that, in 1998, the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) was founded by John Willinsky in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia (UBC)? Its aim was and still is today to “improv[e] the scholarly and public quality of research”. UBC “support[s] scholarly pursuits that contribute to knowledge and […]


by cIRcle staff – November 29, 2019

New Syllabus Service for faculty and students is available at UBC

    Introduced as a new service to help UBC Vancouver faculty meet Canadian copyright law and Fair Dealing Requirements, the syllabus service provides them with the ability to upload their course readings/syllabi directly into the Library Online Course Reserves system (LOCR), part of the Canvas Learning Management Platform at UBC. It ensures that course […]


by cIRcle staff – November 18, 2019

CARL announces its Statement on Open Education

    News Release from Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL):    The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) endorses open education in view of the clear social and economic benefits it brings to the higher education sector and to society. CARL believes that the mission of universities is to create and disseminate knowledge, and […]


by cIRcle staff – November 14, 2019

Open Access, Open Data, Open Education – News Round-Up

  Image courtesy of Pixabay   INTERNATIONAL Open Access We Support the UNESCO Recommendation on OER The role of preprints in research dissemination A young researcher’s guide to open access publishing   Open Access Week 2019 Plan S compliance for Open Access Journals – what we know so far and where we think we’re heading […]


by cIRcle staff – October 30, 2019