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Books Before Print

Books Before Print

This beautifully illustrated book provides an accessible introduction to the medieval manuscript and what it can tell us about the world in which it was made and used. Captured in the materiality of manuscripts are the data enabling us to make sense of the preferences and habits of the individuals who made up medieval society. […]

Digital Technology and Sustainability: Engaging the Paradox

Digital Technology and Sustainability: Engaging the Paradox

Edited By Mike Hazas and Lisa Nathan Congratulations to UBC iSchool Associate Professor Lisa Nathan for the publication of Digital Technology and Sustainability: Engaging the Paradox. Bringing together diverse voices from across the field of sustainable human computer interaction (SHCI), this book discusses what it means for digital technology to support sustainability and how humans […]

Why Engagement Matters: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives of User Engagement in Digital Media

Why Engagement Matters: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives of User Engagement in Digital Media

What do we mean when we say that our goal is to engage users with technology, and what are the benefits of doing so? How we define UE conceptually is indicative of the larger set of values, contexts, and disciplinary perspectives that inform human relationships with technology and how we operationalize, measure, and design for human-computer experiences.

Public Access to Information for Development : a Guide to the Effective Implementation of Right to Information Laws

Public Access to Information for Development : a Guide to the Effective Implementation of Right to Information Laws

Victoria L. Lemieux and Stephanie E. Trapnell With more than 100 right to information (RTI) laws—also called freedom of information or access to information laws—now in place globally, the groundwork has been laid to advance more transparent, accountable, and inclusive governance as a pathway to poverty reduction and economic development. This guide explores the historical […]

Building Trust in Information: Perspectives on the Frontiers of Provnance

Building Trust in Information: Perspectives on the Frontiers of Provnance

By Victoria L. Lemieux Congratulations to UBC iSchool Associate Professor Victoria Lemieux on the publication of Building Trust in Information: Perspectives on the Frontiers of Provnance. This book reports on the results of an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary workshop on provenance that brought together researchers and practitioners from different areas such as archival science, law, information […]

Seeking Refuge:

Seeking Refuge:

Irene Watts, and UBC iShool Adjunct Faculty member Kathryn Shoemaker has won the Jonathan & Heather Berkowitz Prize for children and youth literature for their graphic novel Seeking Refuge. Congratulations Kathryn

Eleven-year-old Marianne is fortunate. She one of the first two hundred Jewish children on the heroic rescue operation known as the Kindertransport, which arrived in London, England in December, 1938. With the outbreak of World War II in 1939 Marianne finds herself being evacuated to Wales. She is shuffled from one unsuitable home to another, but there is a surprise in store and Marianne’s courage and resilience is finally rewarded.

The SAGE Handbook of E-learning Research

The SAGE Handbook of E-learning Research

The new edition of The SAGE Handbook of E-Learning Research retains the original effort of the first edition by focusing on research while capturing the leading edge of e-learning development and practice. Chapters focus on areas of development in e-learning technology, theory, practice, pedagogy and method of analysis.

Measuring User Engagement

Measuring User Engagement

User engagement refers to the quality of the user experience that emphasizes the positive aspects of interacting with an online application and, in particular, the desire to use that application longer and repeatedly. User engagement is a key concept in the design of online applications (whether for desktop, tablet or mobile), motivated by the observation that successful applications are not just used, but are engaged with.

Encyclopedia of archival science

Encyclopedia of archival science

UBC iSchool Professor Luciana Duranti has recently edited an Encyclopedia of Archival Science. The Encyclopedia features 154 entries, which address every aspect of archival professional knowledge. These entries range from traditional ideas (like appraisal and provenance) to today’s challenges (digitization and digital preservation). Congratulations Dr. Duranti!