Archive for October, 2014

Ted Bishop Gets Inked – Author Event a Success!

Monday, October 27, 2014
Ted Bishop Gets Inked

Ted Bishop Gets Inked at Okanagan College

Okanagan College Library and the Institute of Teaching and Learning were pleased to present a free public event featuring an author talk, book signing and reception on Wednesday, November 5th. Ted Bishop from the University of Alberta’s department of English & Film Studies, presented “A Lot of Gall: Ink from the Dead Sea Scrolls to the Digital Age.” Ted is well-known for his entertaining presentations, as well as for his sound scholarship, and he did not disappoint.

Mosaic Books kindly provided copies of Ted’s forthcoming book The Social Life of Ink: Culture, Wonder and Our Relationship with the Written Word (Penguin Random House), which was sold and available for signing.

Giller Prize winning author Will Ferguson says of Ted’s book: “Part travel narrative, part hidden history, part cultural exploration, The Social Life of Ink is a fascinating book, with writing as tactile and fluid as ink rolling across rice paper.”

BISHOP-proof2For more information about this event, as well as all events occurring during the Scholarly and Creative Expo, please contact Ross Tyner, Director of Library Services. More information about Ted Bishop or his book can be found on his personal website.

The Library at the 2014 Career Fair

Friday, October 24, 2014

CareerFairBannerThe 33rd annual Career Fair took place at Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus on November 2nd from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Career Fair is the largest in BC’s Interior. Folks visited the Library to learn about a career as a librarian, library technician, records manager, and more! Individuals were able to see what information professionals do on a day-to-day basis, they learned about education opportunities, had tours of the Library, and spokeone-on-one with a librarian. Y

Attendees also met other regional and national employers, learned about the programs offered by Okanagan College, and entered to win great prizes! Special presentations happened throughout the day (schedule is available here). This was a fun event for the whole family, and admission and parking were free!

For more information about a career in libraries or as an information professional, visit this library guide created by OC’s very own librarians. To learn more about the Career Fair visit the web page or contact Michelle Lowry at 250-862-5473 or mlowry@okanagan.bc.ca.

OC Scholarly & Creative Expo Nov. 3 – 7 – Free public events across campuses

Monday, October 20, 2014

The first ever Okanagan College Scholarly and Creative Expo will kick off November 3rd and run until November 7th. Events will take place on all campuses and will feature research presentations, library displays, and a featured author talk.

creative-expo-OPTION2See the work of your instructors first hand by visiting any campus library during the week of November 3rd. View displays of works that have been authored by Okanagan College employees, and learn about the research interests of your teachers and colleagues.

The writing and research showcase will feature faculty research, and scholarly and creative talks. Authors and researchers from the College will present their research and works throughout the week on different campuses, with most  talks taking place during the lunch hour.

Photo Courtesy the Edmonton JournalA public reading and reception will occur on the Kelowna campus on Wednesday, November 5th. Ted Bishop from the University of Alberta’s Department of English & Film Studies, will present A Lot of Gall: Ink from the Dead Sea Scrolls to the Digital Age, based on information from his new book, The Social Life of Ink: Culture, Wonder and Our Relationship with the Written Word. He will provide answers to questions such as: What are gall nuts, and what do they have to do with ink? What is the connection between the Dead Sea Scrolls, Shakespeare’s plays, 1950s real estate deeds, and today’s English wedding registries? Bishop is also the author of Riding with Rilke, which was nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award for nonfiction. Bishop’s new book will be available for sale and signing, thanks to Mosaic Books. Light refreshments and a no-host bar provided.

Adobe Digital Editions Security Breach

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Adobe Digital Editions

News was recently released indicating the newest version of Adobe Digital Editions 4 (ADE 4.0) has been tracking and uploading unencrypted information about e-books and pages read by users. As a result, this information could be susceptible to interception by third parties.

Adobe is currently working on an update for ADE 4.0, but in the meantime users may want to download ADE 3.0, which is not included in this security breach.

More information about this issue can be found here or on this website. Adobe Digital Editions allows users to view and manage eBooks and other digital publications across reading devices, such as tablets, e-readers, and computers.

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