Change. While it’s just a six-letter word, it can pack in a lot and in a short amount of time too. On that note, change was certainly afoot with cIRcle in 2015!
So, we hope you will enjoy reading a quick sampling of some memorable highlights and notable milestones achieved by cIRcle this past year. As for the New Year, we also hope that such reflection will inspire you to continually seek out new ways to make your work more openly accessible via cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository thus benefiting scholarly researchers and the general public alike.
Year in Review – A look back at cIRcle in 2015:
- cIRcle kept its number 1 repository position in Canada and ranked 14th in North America and 43rd (moved up from 44th place) globally as per the Webometrics rankings
- Welcomed and added the Consortium for Nursing History Inquiry on capturing the oral history projects in the field of nursing which identified University of British Columbia School of Nursing graduates who served in the World Wars 1914-1918 and 1939-1945
- Became a part of the Library’s new digital collections portal, Open Collections
- cIRcle archived its 50,000th full-text, openly accessible item, Mapping the Garden of Truth, an MA thesis in Asian Studies by graduate student Casey Collins
- Received a DSpace software upgrade (from version 3.1 to 5.1)
- Started ingesting the BioMedical Central (BMC) Reviewed UBC Faculty articles via the SWORD (Simple Web-service Offering Repository Deposit) protocol
- cIRcle added new Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies’ Podcasts, Xwi7wxa Library, Humanities and Social Sciences and Digital Initiatives’ faculty research items into the UBC Library and Archives community and Banff International Research Station (BIRS) Workshop Lecture Videos
- It also added new GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award graduate student research ranging from “Reducing friction in software development” to ‘[E]xamining the rental housing market in BC’ to the “History and context of specialty nursing in British Columbia”
- Welcomed and added several conference proceedings, webcasts and speaker slide presentations for the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering’s 5th International/11th Construction Specialty Conference (ISCS15), Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum 2015, Open UBC 2015, The Seventh International Conference on Engineering Education for Sustainable Development (EEDS15) and ICASP12 – 12th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering
- Added new UBC Undergraduate Research Papers, Reports and Honours Essays/Theses from Science One, Astronomy, Geography, Environmental Science, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Forestry, Anatomy, Land & Food Systems, Midwifery, Physics, Computer Engineering, Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference (MURC)
- cIRcle has over 53,000+ full-text, openly accessible items with new items being added practically every day and they are just waiting for you to explore!
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