Community library card

Permalink 05/19/15 11:08 , Categories: Uncategorized

This is the best time to come on campus to check out what’s going on at UVic. Make the library your first point of contact in navigating the university. Community members can get a free library card to make use of our rich resources.

UVic Community Mapping Collaboratory

Permalink 05/19/15 11:06 , Categories: Uncategorized

Community-based mapping and green mapping are tools for community engagement. UVic Libraries is an active academic collaborator with civic governments and communities to solve sustainability challenges. The Mearns Centre for Learning – McPherson Library is a repository for Canadian green maps to preserve the collection for future study. More information about this innovative, physical and virtual space is found at with links to the CRD Community Green Map and the Indigenous Digital Harvest Stores Map.

Find online access to UVic research in our institutional repository, UVicSpace

Permalink 04/28/15 12:00 , Categories: Uncategorized

UVicSpace, our institutional repository, preserves and provides online access to a wide range of UVic scholarship. This MEd project – “Using Moodle to develop a learning community in a secondary school.” by Gordon Ritchie has garnered the most downloads of any item in UVicSpace in 2014. The United States, France and Canada are the top three countries for downloads for this item, with Romania, Poland, the Netherlands and Sweden also found in the top ten. Check it out for yourself at, and see what in the world UVicSpace is all about!

The winners of the Alcuin Society Awards for Book Design

Permalink 04/27/15 15:33 , Categories: Uncategorized

The judging for the Canadian Book Design Awards took place on April 11, 2015. This year, 201 books entered the competition, coming from 79 publishers from nine provinces. The judges, Rod McDonald, Robin Mitchell-Cranfield and Roberto Dosil, selected 31 winners in eight categories (Children, Limited Editions, Pictorial, Poetry, Prose Fiction, Prose Non-Fiction, Prose Non-Fiction Illustrated and Reference). We congratulate the winners in the eight categories and look forward to displaying many of these winning titles at UVic Libraries in August.

In order to admire the craft of these artists, as well as get glimpses of the judging process, please view the photos on the Alcuin Society Flickr channel.

CLA/OCLC Award for Innovative Technology 2015 announcement

Permalink 04/27/15 15:05 , Categories: Uncategorized

The Canadian Library Association announced today that The Canadian Government Information Digital Preservation Network (CGI DPN) has been named 2015 recipient of the CLA/OCLC Award for Innovative Technology.

The Canadian Government Information Digital Preservation Network is a project initiated in October 2012 by library staff at eleven member institutions: University of Victoria, University of Alberta, Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia, University of Calgary, University of Saskatchewan, McGill University, Dalhousie University, Scholars Portal, University of Toronto, and Stanford University. The Network is an important example of librarians as proactive stewards in the realm of digital content.

The mission of the CGI DPN is to preserve digital collections of government information, ensuring the long-term viability of digital materials through geographically dispersed servers, protective measures against data loss, and forward format migration.

The award will be presented at the opening ceremonies on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at the CLA Conference and Trade Show in Ottawa Ontario.

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