UBC launches DTES RAP to provide resources that support librarians, researchers, students

October 27, 2020
The University of British Columbia, in partnership with UBC Library’s Irving K Barber Learning Centre, has launched a Downtown Eastside Research Access Portal (DTES RAP). The DTES RAP uses UBC’s open access digital repository, cIRcle, to provide resources that support work by librarians, researchers, and students. Community members who live in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside can access research about the community for use in evaluating the effectiveness of programs and services and for grant writing. “This project takes a nuanced approach to open access that recognizes that providing public links to academic articles is not enough,” said Angela Towle, Academic Director of the UBC Learning Exchange. “We are exploring different ways to address these barriers.” UBC (BC)