Speaker: Hilde Colenbrander, Tara Stephens, and Julia Thompson
Want to disseminate your research locally, nationally, globally? Interested in getting information dissemination support for materials from your community based projects? Find out how to share your research results or teaching materials easily via cIRcle, UBC’s digital repository (https://circle.ubc.ca/). cIRcle provides open and permanent access to the intellectual output of the UBC community and its partners, including articles, conference and workshop papers, theses and dissertations, exemplary undergraduate student research, technical reports and working papers, books, datasets, learning objects, multimedia and audio-visual materials including podcasts, webcasts and more.
A wonderful example of a project that involved many members of our community and beyond is the cIRcle Olympics Project (October 2009—April 2011). This was a unique effort to gather, showcase and preserve UBC’s intellectual output related to the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Over the course of 18 months, material was gathered in a variety of formats on a range of Olympics related topics from ethics and sustainability to inclusivity and social responsibility. The result is a unique collection of valuable material that receives tens of thousands of views and downloads from around the world and serves as an important record of UBC’s significant contribution to the Vancouver Olympic Legacy.
Hilde Colenbrander has coordinated the cIRcle project since its inception as a small pilot project in the spring of 2007. cIRcle became a full service of the UBC Library in 2009, and the database currently contains approximately 36,700 items. Hilde has worked in the UBC Library system in many capacities, including as data librarian, distance education services librarian, acting head of the science and engineering library, and social sciences reference librarian. She has long been an advocate for open access to scholarly publications. She serves on the Provost’s Scholarly Communications Steering Committee, and has presented numerous papers on open access, on author rights, and on cIRcle.
Tara Stephens first joined cIRcle as the 2010 Olympics and Paralympics Project Librarian in October 2009 working with the UBC community and its partners to capture and disseminate UBC’s unique contribution to the 2010 Winter Games legacy. In her current role as the cIRcle Librarian, Tara manages multiple projects that support the open access and community engagement initiatives of the repository, the Library and the university as a whole. Many of these projects served as examples of successful collaborative models for her poster at the recent the World Library and Information Congress (IFLA).
Julia Thompson has been providing operational support to the cIRcle Coordinator and assistance in the acquisition of cIRcle materials from the UBC community (faculty, staff, and students) since 2008. She instructs new cIRcle users on how to deposit their materials to cIRcle while ensuring compliance with cIRcle policies. Her administrative and technical cIRcle support helps the UBC community to capture, preserve, and showcase their materials to the global scholarly community and beyond.