UBC Library's Open Collections include digital photos, books, newspapers, maps, videos, theses and more. These publicly-accessible collections are constantly growing and reflect the research interests of the UBC community and beyond.Learn More About UBC's Open Collections
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In 1999, the Chung family made an exceptional gift to the University of British Columbia Library, with their donation of The Wallace B. Chung and Madeline H. Chung Collection, containing more than 25,000 rare and unique items (documents, books, maps, posters, paintings, photographs, silver, glass, ceramic ware and other artifacts).
The Banff International Research Station (BIRS) seeks to bring together specialists from mathematical, scientific and industry backgrounds through a forum for the exchange of knowledge and methods. The BIRS Workshop Lecture Videos are primary research data in the disciplines of mathematics, statistics and theoretical computer science.
UBC theses and dissertations both current and retrospective are available online via cIRcle, the university’s digital repository. Since 2007, this collection has provided open access to graduate research ranging from the cutting edge to the first graduate degrees awarded at UBC in 1919.
The Library is undertaking a major project to digitize and provide access to the unique research carried out by UBC graduate students. To help commemorate the University’s 100th anniversary this resource was created to provide access to the first 100 theses written at the University.
University Publications & Serials provides on-line access to scanned copies of newspapers and other periodicals published at the University of British Columbia. Collectively, these publications comprise more than 67,000 pages that chronicle the historical evolution of the University.
UBC Library’s Open Collections are developed and maintained by the Digitization Centre and cIRcle.
All materials in Open Collections are openly accessible to everyone and will be preserved for future generations. Email us for further inquiries.