Up close with cIRcle: Celebrating three years, 21,000 items and you

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ct: On 10 March 2010, cIRcle and the University Librarian, Ingrid Parent, hosted a special event at which UBC scholars highlighted their experience using cIRcle to disseminate research. This event, entitled "Up close with cIRcle: Revealing your research to the world" took place in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre during Celebrate Research Week (March 8 - 12, 2010) at the University of British Columbia. The attached slide show was created for this event.

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  • Transition effect for split picture, slide 1 (Basic) Tip: Use this template with a cropped picture and reveal the rest of the picture on the next slide. To reproduce the picture and text effects on this slide, do the following: On the Home tab, in the Slides group, click Layout , and then click Blank . On the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, click Picture , select a picture, and then click Insert . Under Picture Tools , on the Format tab, in the bottom right corner of the Size group, click the Size and Position dialog box launcher. In the Size and Position dialog box, on the Size tab, under Crop from , enter a value into the Right box to crop the picture so that under Size and rotate , the value in the Width box changes to 5” . On the Home tab, in the Drawing group, click Arrange , point to Align , and then do the following: Click Align to Slide . Click Align Right . On the Insert tab, in the Text group, click Text Box , and then on the slide, drag to draw the text box. Enter text in the text box, select the text, and then on the Home tab, in the Font group, select Calibri from the Font list, select 24 from the Font Size list, click the arrow next to Font Color , and then under Theme Colors click White, Background 1, Darker 35% (fifth row, first option from the left). On the Home tab, in the Paragraph group, click Center to center the text in the text box. Drag the text box to the left of the picture. Select the text box. On the Home tab, in the Drawing group, click Arrange , point to Align , and then do the following: Click Align to Slide . Click Align Middle . To reproduce the transition and background effects on this slide, do the following: On the Animations tab, in the Transition to This Slide group, click More , and then under Wipes , click Split Vertical In . Right-click the slide background area, and then click Format Background . In the Format Background dialog box, in the left pane, click Fill . In the Fill pane, select Solid fill , click the button next to Color , and then under Theme Colors click Dark Blue, Text 2, Darker 50% (sixth row, fourth option from the left).
  • Transition effect for split picture, slide 1 (Basic) Tip: Use this template with a cropped picture and reveal the rest of the picture on the next slide. To reproduce the picture and text effects on this slide, do the following: On the Home tab, in the Slides group, click Layout , and then click Blank . On the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, click Picture , select a picture, and then click Insert . Under Picture Tools , on the Format tab, in the bottom right corner of the Size group, click the Size and Position dialog box launcher. In the Size and Position dialog box, on the Size tab, under Crop from , enter a value into the Right box to crop the picture so that under Size and rotate , the value in the Width box changes to 5” . On the Home tab, in the Drawing group, click Arrange , point to Align , and then do the following: Click Align to Slide . Click Align Right . On the Insert tab, in the Text group, click Text Box , and then on the slide, drag to draw the text box. Enter text in the text box, select the text, and then on the Home tab, in the Font group, select Calibri from the Font list, select 24 from the Font Size list, click the arrow next to Font Color , and then under Theme Colors click White, Background 1, Darker 35% (fifth row, first option from the left). On the Home tab, in the Paragraph group, click Center to center the text in the text box. Drag the text box to the left of the picture. Select the text box. On the Home tab, in the Drawing group, click Arrange , point to Align , and then do the following: Click Align to Slide . Click Align Middle . To reproduce the transition and background effects on this slide, do the following: On the Animations tab, in the Transition to This Slide group, click More , and then under Wipes , click Split Vertical In . Right-click the slide background area, and then click Format Background . In the Format Background dialog box, in the left pane, click Fill . In the Fill pane, select Solid fill , click the button next to Color , and then under Theme Colors click Dark Blue, Text 2, Darker 50% (sixth row, fourth option from the left).
  • Up close with cIRcle: Celebrating three years, 21,000 items and you

    1. 1. up close with cIRcle celebrating three years 21,000 items and you March 10, 2010
    2. 2. cIRcle is an open access digital repository for research and teaching materials created by the UBC community and its partners. Photo Credit: UBC Library
    3. 3. In April 2006, the UBC Library’s e-Library Committee proposed the creation of an institutional repository to showcase scholarly work online, at no cost to the author or user. A pilot project was launched in spring 2007. Photo Credit: flickr/ubclibrary
    4. 4. cIRcle uses software called DSpace, an open-source system developed by MIT and Hewlett-Packard. Over 600 institutions in more than 75 countries use DSpace. UBC is one of them. Photo Credit: Microsoft Clip Art
    5. 5. scholarship increased visibility preservation cIRcle brings UBC’s scholarly output to the world. Search engines like Google and Yahoo crawl the cIRcle database, making materials quick and easy to find. open access Photo Credit: Microsoft Clip Art
    6. 6. In 2010, cIRcle is celebrating its third anniversary, thanks to the hard work and dedication of library staff past and present, technological masterminds near and far, and content contributors from both UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan. Photo Credit: flickr/ubclibrary
    7. 7. A year ago, cIRcle celebrated 5,000 items online. Today, we are celebrating 21,000. Photo Credit: Microsoft Clip Art
    8. 8. Thanks to UBC Archives, we’ve added 19,000 theses and dissertations online into cIRcle – and we’ve only just begun. Photo Credit: Microsoft Clip Art
    9. 9. cIRcle consists of communities and collections. Communities are UBC departments, labs, research centres, schools, or other administrative units. Collections contain items such as reports, presentations, publications, and more. Photo Credit: flickr/ubclibrary
    10. 10. UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) has over five decades of experience in graduate planning, education, and research. SCARP joined cIRcle in 2007. Recent contributions include graduating student and course projects. Watch for faculty work and papers from SCARP’s Centre for Human Settlements in the future. Photo Credit: Microsoft Clip Art
    11. 11. In 2007, cIRcle also welcomed the Centre for Health and Environment Research (CHER). CHER’s multidisciplinary team seeks “ to research and prevent diseases caused by hazards in outdoor and indoor environments.” (CHER). Collection items include theses, dissertations, and research papers. Photo Credit: flickr/ubclibrary
    12. 12. One of cIRcle’s newest communities is SEEDS, with its student research reports. UBC SEEDS (Social, Ecological, Economic, Development Studies) “combines the energy and enthusiasm of students, the intellectual capacity of faculty and the commitment and expertise of staff to integrate sustainability on campus” (UBC SEEDS Program). Photo Credit: Microsoft Clip Art
    13. 13. The cIRcle 2010 Olympics & Paralympics project aims to showcase and preserve UBC’s Olympics inspired research, coursework, and events to the world. The project librarian seeks out faculty, students, and alumni who are discussing, writing, presenting, and researching the many sides of Vancouver 2010. Photo Credit: Microsoft Clip Art
    14. 14. Did you know? cIRcle is ranked 77th internationally out of 400 institutional repositories by the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain. Photo Credit: flickr/ubclibrary
    15. 15. visibility discovery preservation One of the great benefits of cIRcle is that it facilitates multidisciplinary inquiry on campus and beyond... Photo Credit: Microsoft Clip Art
    16. 16. Both the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Michael Smith Foundation encourage open access to research and scholarship. Grant recipients are now required to make published research available online, for free. Watch for it in cIRcle. Photo Credit: Microsoft Clip Art
    17. 17. Providing open access to UBC’s research output makes the dissemination of scholarly information cheaper and easier, making researchers, students, and taxpayers happy. Now that’s money well spent. Photo Credit: Microsoft Clip Art
    18. 18. cIRcle does not require contributors to give up copyright. Our non-exclusive license makes scholarly output openly (and freely) accessible and enables data migration for long term preservation. Photo Credit: Microsoft Clip Art
    19. 19. Copyright is protected using creative commons licenses. Users of openly shared materials must acknowledge and cite creators. Photo Credit: Microsoft Clip Art
    20. 20. “ Finding articles online is really hard and at the same time expensive! Knowing that you can access it for free is really good.” (UBC undergraduate student commenting on cIRcle) “ Nothing makes me strive for excellence more than knowing that anyone in the world could see my work.” (Andre Malan, UBC Undergraduate Student) Photo Credit: flickr/ubclibrary
    21. 21. “ Every item in cIRcle is bound to increase UBC’s impact.” (John Willinsky, Professor, UBC Faculty of Education) Photo Credit: UBC Library
    22. 22. cIRcle is located on the second floor of the Walter C. Koerner Library in Room 266. Photo Credit: UBC Library
    23. 23. The cIRcle Team: (L to R) Hilde Colenbrander, Coordinator; Julia Thompson, Digital Library Assistant; Tara Stephens, 2010 Olympics & Paralympics Project Librarian; Joerg Messer, Programmer/Analyst; Meghan Radomske and Marisa Tutt, Graduate Academic Assistants. Photo Credit: UBC Library
    24. 24. Visit us online at circle.ubc.ca for a complete list of cIRcle contributors.
    25. 25. Special thanks to all those who have made the past three years a success. We couldn’t have done it without you.

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