University of British Columbia

Organization Description

The University of British Columbia (UBC), established in 1908, is one of Canada’s leading research universities and is consistently ranked among the top 40 in the world. The university attracts 54,000 students from across Canada and 140 countries around the world to two major campuses.
UBC employs a total faculty and staff of 19,495 people, of which 10,091 Faculty and 9,404 Staff.

Project Introduction

UBC Libraries contracted @mire in 2009 to provide an upgrade to DSpace version 1.5.1, including changes to the Administrative and Submission workflows to support embargo functionality. As well, the addition of @mire products created new workflow processes for Statistics, Reporting, Metadata Management and Audio-visual streaming. In 2010, @mire provided a 2 day onsite training course on this new functionality for UBC Librarians. In 2011, @mire and UBC Libraries completed integration of DSpace with their Shibboleth based system wide centralized authentication services. Today, @mire continues to assist UBC Libraries in supporting and enhancing cIRcle in projects to scale up the repository infrastructure.


  • Advanced embargo and access control management
  • Secure bitstream discovery and viewing of embargoed items
  • Request download access feature for end-users
  • Embargo overview summary
  • Shibboleth Single Sign-on authentication