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UBC Press Picks: Books on Volunteering

Posted: December 5, 2017
In honour of International Volunteer Day, we've selected UBC Press books that capture the importance and spirit of volunteering. ...more

UBC Press: Tweets that Count?

Posted: November 9, 2017
University presses are in the business of communicating important, often verbose and scholarly, information to a sometimes very targeted audience. It’s what we do, it’s what we do well, and it’s what should remain our core mission as a university press. However, this method of communicating is often in opposition to the goal of social media—to relay quick snippets of information and videos of cats doing things. ...more

Libraries and Librarians helping us all #LookItUP

Posted: November 9, 2017
#Alternativefacts. #FakeNews. Phrases of political rhetoric that rapidly became a lightning rod for information professionals, journalists, and academics to galvanize against and respond in kind with #EvaluateSources. #FactCheck. ...more

Exciting times, indeed, but also nerve-wracking:
UBC Press's foray into trade publishing

Posted: November 7, 2017
Every university press publishes books that matter or – as we like to say at UBC Press – “Thought That Counts.” But these books would matter more if publishers could get the attention of readers outside of their traditional hard-core academic audience. Over the past two years, UBC Press has tried to do exactly that, honing newfound skills to attract general readers. ...more
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