New exhibit: Money, Sovereignty and Power: The Paper Currency of Revolutionary Ukraine, 1917-1920

Permalink 08/21/14 14:18 , Categories: Uncategorized

Legacy Maltwood (at the Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)
August 22, 2014 to November 3, 2014

This exhibit explores the issue of Ukrainian sovereignty and the efforts at symbolic representation on paper notes produced by the various governments of Ukraine during the revolutionary period, 1917-1920.

Curated by Professor Bohdan Kordan (Director, Prairie Centre for the Study of Ukrainian Heritage, St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan) and with the support of the Department of Slavic Studies.

Appointment of Heather Dean, Associate Director of Special Collections

Permalink 08/06/14 16:21 , Categories: Uncategorized

UVic Libraries is pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Dean, Associate Director of Special Collections. Ms. Dean's appointment commenced August 1st, 2014. She received her Master of Archival Studies and Master of Library and Information Studies degrees from the University of British Columbia, and a Master of Arts in English Literature from the University of Victoria. She comes to UVic from Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Her responsibilities include management of our private fonds and collections, and rare print holdings. Welcome Heather!

Enhanced Summon 2.0 search box launches July 22

Permalink 07/08/14 11:53 , Categories: Uncategorized

On July 22 UVic Libraries will launch Summon 2.0, the single unified search box that helps you discover relevant information on any topic from our collection of books, journals, newspaper articles, e-books, videos, maps, music scores and more.

The Summon search everything box is in the same location on the homepage—simply starting a search will take you to the enhanced Summon 2.0 interface.

Of course, all the familiar features of Summon will still be there, happy researching! Contact your subject librarian if you have questions about the enhanced version of Summon.

Visualizing impact @ UVicSpace

Permalink 06/19/14 10:38 , Categories: Uncategorized

UVicSpace preserves and provides online access to a wide range of UVic scholarship. In order to demonstrate its impact, we've launched a new, locally-developed feature that shows real-time activity across the globe. Every time a user downloads a document from UVicSpace, a pin drops on the map, helping to visualize the impact our scholarship is making around the world. Check it out for yourself at, and see what in the world UVicSpace is all about!

Work with us - Associate University Librarian opening

Permalink 06/05/14 13:53 , Categories: Uncategorized

University of Victoria Libraries is seeking an Associate University Librarian, Digital Scholarship and Strategy to provide visionary leadership in emerging areas of digital scholarship and to foster broad and deep collaborations between librarians, researchers, and faculty and community members.

For more information about the University of Victoria, see
For the full job posting, see

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