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fireworksWe have recently added several new Databases and eBook collections. As well, we have topped up some ejournal collections. Here are the highlights:

  1. Harvard University Press ebooks – a collection of almost 400 ebooks for 2011, 2012 & 2013 focusing on arts, history and the social sciences
  2. SAGE ejournal Upgrade – 20 SAGE archive titles, such as the Canadian journal of occupational therapy and Pacifica
  3. Oxford ejournal Archive Update – a top-up to our strong Oxford Archive collection, added titles include American Historical Review and Journal of analytical toxicology
  4. Informa Healthcare Archive – over 200 healthcare and medical ejournals covering historical articles in titles such as CANCER INVESTIGATION and XENOBIOTICA
  5. SAGE Encyclopedias 2012/2013 Collections – a growing collections of reference works from SAGE Knowledge
  6. National Geographic Archive – access to both National Geographic Magazine (1888 – 1959) and National Geographic (1959 – 1994)
  7. International Historical Statistics Online – Statistical data from around the world covering 1750 to 2010

Still to come:

  1. Several Adam Matthews collections (such as First World War: Propaganda and Recruitment)
  2. University Press Scholarship Online – a growing collection of ebooks from Oxford University Press, University of California Press, Hong Kong University Press and University of Chicago Press

 

In September 2006, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia announced the BC History Digitization Program. The focus of the program is to promote increased access to British Columbia’s historical resources, including providing matching funds to undertake digitization projects that will result in free online access to our unique provincial historical material. Below is a list of successful applicants for 2013.

Project Title: BC’s Natural History: Imaging the Spencer Entomological Collection
Organization: Beaty Biodiversity Museum – Spencer Entomological Collection
Amount: $15,000
Description: The Spencer Entomological Collection will image 1000 B.C. insect specimens from three views using their Leica LAS montage system.

Project Title: A legacy of the flora of British Columbia: Digital archiving and presentation of the preserved plant collections of John W. Eastham (1879 – 1968)
Organization: Beaty Biodiversity Museum – The University of British Columbia Herbarium
Amount: $15,000
Description: The project will produce a publicly available digital image archive of 3,000 pressed plant specimens from the collections of John W. Eastham.

Project Title: Digitization of BCIT Student Newspaper ‘The Link’ from 1979 to 2004
Organization: British Columbia Institute of Technology
Amount: $4,024.50
Description: The digitization of The Link, years 1979 – 2004 will complete and complement a previously successful digitization project covering years 1965 – 1978, and will provide a bridge to the born digital issues.

Project Title: Chilliwack Progress Newspaper Digitization Project
Organization: Chilliwack Museum and Archives
Amount: $15,000
Description: The project will aim to digitize 90 years of the Chilliwack Progress newspaper (1891 – 1987) making them free and accessible to the public.

Project Title: Digitization of British Columbia Sessional Papers, 1867 – 1886
Organization: BC Government Publications Digitization Group
Amount: $1,264.18
Description: The project will digitize and make freely available the first 10 years of the British Columbia Sessional Papers.

Project Title: Tzedakah and Tikkun Olam: Hadassah-WIZO Council of Vancouver fonds Photograph Digitization Project
Organization: Jewish Museum and Archives
Amount: $6,462
Description: The project will digitize and make available online approximately 2,000 photographs from the Hadassah-WIZO Council of Vancouver fonds.

Project Title: Year Two Vancouver History Collection Digitization
Organization: Museum of Vancouver
Amount: $12,045
Description: Museum of Vancouver will photograph 2,582 historical artifacts from Vancouver’s Chinese community, Fonice Pulice and Yuch Chow’s historic photo studios, sculpture, and material from a variety of city businesses and residents who have formed the history of Vancouver.

Project Title: Japanese Canadian Redress Digitization Project
Organization: Nikkei National Museum
Amount: $9,091
Description: The project will digitize and make available 2300 archival items related to the history of Japanese Canadian redress – specifically the ten year fight (1977-1988) to achieve an apology from the Government of Canada and recognition for the unjust treatment of Japanese Canadians during World War II.

Project Title: Prince George Newspaper Digitization Project
Organization: Prince George Public Library
Amount: $15,000
Description: The project will add an additional 4 years to the digitized holdings of the Prince George Citizen newspaper. This will provide free online access to Prince George newspapers from 1909 to 1989.

Project Title: Turning the Pages Phase 3
Organization: Prince Rupert Library
Amount: $14,000
Description: The project will continue the work of digitizing the Prince Rupert Daily News. For 2013, the years 1934 to 1945 will be digitized and made available online.

Project Title: Abbotsford Living History Project
Organization: Reach Gallery and Museum
Amount: $10,000
Description: The project will digitize 5000 from the Abbotsford News photograph collection covering the years 1960 to 1990.

Project Title: Cadet Life at Royal Roads Military College: The Annual Photograph Albums from 1963-1989
Organization: Royal Roads University
Amount: $3,958
Description: The project will digitize and make available online 25 Royal Roads Military College large-format photograph albums which were created annually from 1963 through 1989. From arrival as recruits to graduation as officers, the official albums of rarely-seen photographs depict training and education Canadian military officers received in BC.

Project Title: The Crofton Family Fonds; first proprietors of the Harbour House Hotel
Organization: Salt Spring Island Archives
Amount: $3,974.82
Description: The project will digitize 5 albums containing 1200 photographs of the Crofton family, an important pioneer family and first proprietors of the Harbour House Hotel.

Project Title: Richard Harwood (Dick) Chambers Alpine Photographs Collection
Organization: Simon Fraser University Library
Amount: $2,281.50
Description: The project will scan approximately 900 photographs (slides and prints) documenting mountaineering culture in British Columbia from the late 1940s to the 1960s and comprising the first visual documentation of a number of peaks in the Coast Mountain region.

Project Title: SCMA Newspaper Digitization Project – Phase II
Organization: Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives
Amount: $6,219
Description: The project will digitize and make available issues of the Coast News to 1995 and the Peninsula Times (1963-1980).

Project Title: Skeena Voices: Looking Back at Northwestern BC
Organization: Terrace and District Museum Society
Amount: $15,000
Description: The project will digitize and make available a range of audio and audiovisual interviews and stories relating to the history of Northwestern British Columbia including 78 of the earliest episodes of the Skeena Journal television program.

Project Title: Snapshots of the West
Organization: Touchstones Nelson
Amount: $1,600
Description: The project will digitize and make available 202 glass-plate and cellulose negatives believed to have been taken by Jacob “Jake” Ludwig at the turn of the 20th Century.

Project Title: Student Newspaper 50th Anniversary Digitization Project – Phase 1
Organization: Trinity Western University Archives
Amount: $4,045
Description: The project will digitize issues of the University’s student newspaper from 1962, the year of the school’s founding, to 1992. Scans will be keyword searchable and freely available online via the TWU Archives website.

Project Title: Cassiar Asbestos Mining Corporation & Townsite fonds Photographs Series Digitization & Access Project
Organization: Northern British Columbia Archives
Amount: $1,332
Description: The project will digitize and make available 880 images from the CAMC fonds documenting the technological, economic and social developments that occurred when the Cassiar Asbestos Mining Corporation constructed an open strip mine, mill and townsite for its workers 50 miles south of the Yukon border.

Project Title: bcgenesis: The Colonial Despatches 1862
Organization: University of Victoria Libraries
Amount: $15,000
Description: Having previously digitized the Colonial Despatches from 1846, to 1861, the project will continue by digitizing Vancouver Island and BC despatches for 1862, linking them page for page to transcriptions of each despatch.

Project Title: City of Vancouver 1970s council minutes
Organization: City of Vancouver Archives
Amount: $5991.85
Description: One decade of of original City Council minutes including accompanying reports will be digitized and made available online in multiple formats.

Project Title: Gottfried Fonds Digitization and Access Project
Organization: Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre
Amount: $1,428.42
Description: The project will digitize and make available vital records, significant documents and photographs relating to the Gottfried family who fled Nazi Germany to Shanghai before settling in British Columbia in the 1950s.

Project Title: The Province Newspaper Negatives 1950 – 1962
Organization: Vancouver Public Library
Amount: $14,141
Description: The project will digitize and make available images capturing important events in Vancouver and British Columbia from the 1950s to the early 1960s.

Project Title: Images from the Western Front: A Shared Cultural History
Organization: Western Front Society
Amount: $11,280
Description: This project will digitize and make available 1300 negatives depicting important events from BC’s cultural history including groundbreaking performances, exhibitions, music events, literary readings, dance and media arts from the first twenty years of the Western Front artist run centre (1973 – 1993).

For more information please contact:

Chris Hives
Coordinator, BC History Digitization Program
University Archivist, UBC Library
chris.hives@ubc.ca or 604-827-3951
Simon Neame
Director
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, UBC
simon.neame@ubc.ca or 604-822-3096

Click on the markers to find out more information about each project. Projects funded for 2012 are indicated with a blue marker. You can use the arrow buttons or simply drag the map to see more locations, and you can use the zoom buttons to enlarge the map for a clearer view of the funded projects in the Lower Mainland area.

View 2013 Funded Projects in a larger map

 

In September 2006, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia announced the BC History Digitization Program. The focus of the program is to promote increased access to British Columbia’s historical resources, including providing matching funds to undertake digitization projects that will result in free online access to our unique provincial historical material. Below is a list of successful applicants for 2013.

Project Title: BC’s Natural History: Imaging the Spencer Entomological Collection
Organization: Beaty Biodiversity Museum – Spencer Entomological Collection
Amount: $15,000
Description: The Spencer Entomological Collection will image 1000 B.C. insect specimens from three views using their Leica LAS montage system.

Project Title: A legacy of the flora of British Columbia: Digital archiving and presentation of the preserved plant collections of John W. Eastham (1879 – 1968)
Organization: Beaty Biodiversity Museum – The University of British Columbia Herbarium
Amount: $15,000
Description: The project will produce a publicly available digital image archive of 3,000 pressed plant specimens from the collections of John W. Eastham.

Project Title: Digitization of BCIT Student Newspaper ‘The Link’ from 1979 to 2004
Organization: British Columbia Institute of Technology
Amount: $4,024.50
Description: The digitization of The Link, years 1979 – 2004 will complete and complement a previously successful digitization project covering years 1965 – 1978, and will provide a bridge to the born digital issues.

Project Title: Chilliwack Progress Newspaper Digitization Project
Organization: Chilliwack Museum and Archives
Amount: $15,000
Description: The project will aim to digitize 90 years of the Chilliwack Progress newspaper (1891 – 1987) making them free and accessible to the public.

Project Title: Digitization of British Columbia Sessional Papers, 1867 – 1886
Organization: BC Government Publications Digitization Group
Amount: $1,264.18
Description: The project will digitize and make freely available the first 10 years of the British Columbia Sessional Papers.

Project Title: Tzedakah and Tikkun Olam: Hadassah-WIZO Council of Vancouver fonds Photograph Digitization Project
Organization: Jewish Museum and Archives
Amount: $6,462
Description: The project will digitize and make available online approximately 2,000 photographs from the Hadassah-WIZO Council of Vancouver fonds.

Project Title: Year Two Vancouver History Collection Digitization
Organization: Museum of Vancouver
Amount: $12,045
Description: Museum of Vancouver will photograph 2,582 historical artifacts from Vancouver’s Chinese community, Fonice Pulice and Yuch Chow’s historic photo studios, sculpture, and material from a variety of city businesses and residents who have formed the history of Vancouver.

Project Title: Japanese Canadian Redress Digitization Project
Organization: Nikkei National Museum
Amount: $9,091
Description: The project will digitize and make available 2300 archival items related to the history of Japanese Canadian redress – specifically the ten year fight (1977-1988) to achieve an apology from the Government of Canada and recognition for the unjust treatment of Japanese Canadians during World War II.

Project Title: Prince George Newspaper Digitization Project
Organization: Prince George Public Library
Amount: $15,000
Description: The project will add an additional 4 years to the digitized holdings of the Prince George Citizen newspaper. This will provide free online access to Prince George newspapers from 1909 to 1989.

Project Title: Turning the Pages Phase 3
Organization: Prince Rupert Library
Amount: $14,000
Description: The project will continue the work of digitizing the Prince Rupert Daily News. For 2013, the years 1934 to 1945 will be digitized and made available online.

Project Title: Abbotsford Living History Project
Organization: Reach Gallery and Museum
Amount: $10,000
Description: The project will digitize 5000 from the Abbotsford News photograph collection covering the years 1960 to 1990.

Project Title: Cadet Life at Royal Roads Military College: The Annual Photograph Albums from 1963-1989
Organization: Royal Roads University
Amount: $3,958
Description: The project will digitize and make available online 25 Royal Roads Military College large-format photograph albums which were created annually from 1963 through 1989. From arrival as recruits to graduation as officers, the official albums of rarely-seen photographs depict training and education Canadian military officers received in BC.

Project Title: The Crofton Family Fonds; first proprietors of the Harbour House Hotel
Organization: Salt Spring Island Archives
Amount: $3,974.82
Description: The project will digitize 5 albums containing 1200 photographs of the Crofton family, an important pioneer family and first proprietors of the Harbour House Hotel.

Project Title: Richard Harwood (Dick) Chambers Alpine Photographs Collection
Organization: Simon Fraser University Library
Amount: $2,281.50
Description: The project will scan approximately 900 photographs (slides and prints) documenting mountaineering culture in British Columbia from the late 1940s to the 1960s and comprising the first visual documentation of a number of peaks in the Coast Mountain region.

Project Title: SCMA Newspaper Digitization Project – Phase II
Organization: Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives
Amount: $6,219
Description: The project will digitize and make available issues of the Coast News to 1995 and the Peninsula Times (1963-1980).

Project Title: Skeena Voices: Looking Back at Northwestern BC
Organization: Terrace and District Museum Society
Amount: $15,000
Description: The project will digitize and make available a range of audio and audiovisual interviews and stories relating to the history of Northwestern British Columbia including 78 of the earliest episodes of the Skeena Journal television program.

Project Title: Snapshots of the West
Organization: Touchstones Nelson
Amount: $1,600
Description: The project will digitize and make available 202 glass-plate and cellulose negatives believed to have been taken by Jacob “Jake” Ludwig at the turn of the 20th Century.

Project Title: Student Newspaper 50th Anniversary Digitization Project – Phase 1
Organization: Trinity Western University Archives
Amount: $4,045
Description: The project will digitize issues of the University’s student newspaper from 1962, the year of the school’s founding, to 1992. Scans will be keyword searchable and freely available online via the TWU Archives website.

Project Title: Cassiar Asbestos Mining Corporation & Townsite fonds Photographs Series Digitization & Access Project
Organization: Northern British Columbia Archives
Amount: $1,332
Description: The project will digitize and make available 880 images from the CAMC fonds documenting the technological, economic and social developments that occurred when the Cassiar Asbestos Mining Corporation constructed an open strip mine, mill and townsite for its workers 50 miles south of the Yukon border.

Project Title: bcgenesis: The Colonial Despatches 1862
Organization: University of Victoria Libraries
Amount: $15,000
Description: Having previously digitized the Colonial Despatches from 1846, to 1861, the project will continue by digitizing Vancouver Island and BC despatches for 1862, linking them page for page to transcriptions of each despatch.

Project Title: City of Vancouver 1970s council minutes
Organization: City of Vancouver Archives
Amount: $5991.85
Description: One decade of of original City Council minutes including accompanying reports will be digitized and made available online in multiple formats.

Project Title: Gottfried Fonds Digitization and Access Project
Organization: Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre
Amount: $1,428.42
Description: The project will digitize and make available vital records, significant documents and photographs relating to the Gottfried family who fled Nazi Germany to Shanghai before settling in British Columbia in the 1950s.

Project Title: The Province Newspaper Negatives 1950 – 1962
Organization: Vancouver Public Library
Amount: $14,141
Description: The project will digitize and make available images capturing important events in Vancouver and British Columbia from the 1950s to the early 1960s.

Project Title: Images from the Western Front: A Shared Cultural History
Organization: Western Front Society
Amount: $11,280
Description: This project will digitize and make available 1300 negatives depicting important events from BC’s cultural history including groundbreaking performances, exhibitions, music events, literary readings, dance and media arts from the first twenty years of the Western Front artist run centre (1973 – 1993).

For more information please contact:

Chris Hives
Coordinator, BC History Digitization Program
University Archivist, UBC Library
chris.hives@ubc.ca or 604-827-3951
Simon Neame
Director
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, UBC
simon.neame@ubc.ca or 604-822-3096

Click on the markers to find out more information about each project. Projects funded for 2012 are indicated with a blue marker. You can use the arrow buttons or simply drag the map to see more locations, and you can use the zoom buttons to enlarge the map for a clearer view of the funded projects in the Lower Mainland area.

View 2013 Funded Projects in a larger map

 

In September 2006, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia announced the BC History Digitization Program. The focus of the program is to promote increased access to British Columbia’s historical resources, including providing matching funds to undertake digitization projects that will result in free online access to our unique provincial historical material. Below is a list of successful applicants for 2012.

Project Title: Historic Photographs of the Discovery Islands
Organization: Campbell River and District Museum and Archives Society
Amount: $6,600
Description: The project will digitize and make publicly available 2000 original photographs, negatives and transparencies depicting life on the islands in the early 20th Century.

Project Title: Year One Vancouver History Collection Digitization
Organization: Museum of Vancouver
Amount: $12,487
Description: MOV will photograph 2593 objects from its important Vancouver History Collection making them accessible through their online database, openMOV.

Project Title: Japanese Canadian Internment Digitization Project
Organization: Nikkei National Museum
Amount: $7,732
Description: This project will digitize and provide web access to 1500 photographs and artifacts related to the forced removal of 22,000 people of Japanese ancestry from the coast between 1941 and 1947.

Project Title: ARCH [BC] – Archival Records of Ceramic History in BC
Organization: Potters Guild of BC
Amount: $4500
Description: This project will digitize and make available the Potters Guild Newsletters spanning 1965 – 2010.

Project Title: Prince George Newspaper Digitization Project
Organization: Prince George Public Library
Amount: $15,000
Description: The project will continue to build on the Library’s efforts to digitize and provide access to all locally published papers from before the incorporation of the city to the present. For the 2012 year, the project will digitize papers from 1977 to 1984 – 85.

Project Title: Turning the Pages (phase 2)
Organization: Prince Rupert Library
Amount: $14,000
Description: The project will continue the work of digitizing the Prince Rupert Daily News. For the 2012, the years 1935 to 1949 will be digitized and made available online.

Project Title: Abbotsford Living History Project
Organization: The Reach Gallery and Museum Abbotsford
Amount: $10,000
Description: The project will enable the Reach to complete the digitization of their catalogued photograph collection, including their recently acquired collection of Abbotsford News photographs from 1960 to 1990.

Project Title: Cadet Life at Royal Roads Military College: The Log Yearbooks from 1943 – 1995
Organization: Royal Roads University
Amount: $3,082
Description: This project will digitize and make available online 55 Royal Roads Military College yearbooks that depict training and education Canadian military officers received in BC between 1943 and 1955.

Project Title: Spring Island News: The Driftwood, the 1980s
Organization: Salt Spring Island Historical Society
Amount: $7000
Description: Part of a multi-year project to digitize the The Driftwood, issues will be made publicly available for the years 1980 to 1989.

Project Title: B.C. Postcards
Organization: Simon Fraser University Library
Amount: $13,191.25
Description: This project will provide digital access to 4000 British Columbia Postcards including early 20th century black and white postcards to 1950’s Technicolor cards. The postcards depict towns and places from every corner of the province including rare postcards from now vanished communities.

Project Title: Digital Gateway of the South Peace Historical Society Archives to Promote Access and Preservation
Organization: South Peace Historical Society
Amount: $8,200
Description: The project will digitize and provide remote access to a variety of holdings including photographs, maps, plans and city directories.

Project Title: Imaging the Spencer Entomological Collection
Organization: Spencer Entomological Collection
Amount: $14,600
Description: The Spencer Entomological Collection will image 1000 B.C. insect specimens from three views using their Leica LAS montage system.

Project Title: Squamish Digital History Archive Project, Part III: Photographs up to 1960
Organization: Squamish Public Library
Amount: $ 5148.71
Description: This phase of the project will digitize and make available over 20 years of photographs form the Squamish Times Photograph Collection.

Project Title: Landscape Lost: Forestry and Life in the Duncan River Valley
Organization: Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History
Amount: $2500
Description: This project will provide online access to photographs documenting the Duncan River Valley and forest industry between 1947 and 1952, before the construction of the Duncan Dam which flooded the valley and altered the landscape and industry forever.

Project Title: The Industrial and Commercial Development of Trail, BC
Organization: Trail Historical Society
Amount: $1560
Description: The project will provide access to a large collection of negatives and original prints for W.J. Carpenter and the Hughes Brothers taken during the city’s industrial boom. Images range from panoramic industrial scenes to the steady development of Trail’s commercial core.

Project Title: Digitization of court files from the John Keenlyside Legal Research Collection.
Organization: UBC Library Rare Books and Special Collections, Digital Initiatives
Amount: $1000
Description: The project will digitize and make available 323 case files from early B.C. courts created from 1858 to 1891. The case files document people’s interaction with the court system of early British Columbia with particular focus on Chinese and Aboriginal people.

Project Title: A Legacy of Flora of British Columbia: Digital Archiving and Presentation of the Preserved Plant Collections of John Davidson Correspondence Volunteers (1912-1930)
Organization: The University of British Columbia Herbarium
Amount: $12,000
Description: The project will cover the creation of a digital archive of 2500 pressed plant specimens documenting BC’s natural history.

Project Title: Karl Spreitz Film Archive Digitization Project
Organization: University of Victoria Art Collections
Amount: $8,555
Description: The project will digitize a portion of Karl Spreitz’s extensive film archive focusing on BC artists, First Nations cultural heritage, experimental art films and BC historical films.

Project Title: bcgenesis: The Colonial Despatches 1861
Organization: University of Victoria Libraries
Amount: $10,000
Description: Having previously digitized the Colonial Despatches from 1846, to 1860, the project will continue by digitizing Vancouver Island and BC despatches for 1861, linking them page for page to transcriptions of each despatch.

Project Title: Glass Plates of British Columbia: photos by Trueman, Thomson, Bailey Brothers and the Dominion Photograph Company
Organization: Vancouver Public Library
Amount: $15,000
Description: The project will digitize and make available online the library’s unique collection of glass plate negatives depicting the early history of British Columbia from the 1890s to the 1920s.

Project Title: District of West Vancouver Reports, Publications, and Ephemera Digitization Project
Organization: West Vancouver Archives
Amount: $5,500
Description: The project will digitize and make available a selection of reports, studies, ephemera and publications created by the District of West Vancouver since its founding in 1912.

Project Title: Historical Photograph Digitization Project – Year 2
Organization: West Vancouver Memorial Library
Amount: $4,550
Description: This phase of the project will make 1500 historical images depicting the life and development of West Vancouver available online collated with 300 pages of family and local histories.

Project Title: For Those Tired of Questions: Digitizing the Whistler Answer
Organization: Whistler Museum and Archives Society
Amount: $5720
Description: This project will digitize the complete run of the Whistler Answer, Whistler’s alternative culture newspaper from the 1970s.

For more information please contact:

Chris Hives
Coordinator, BC History Digitization Program
University Archivist, UBC Library
chris.hives@ubc.ca or 604-827-3951
Simon Neame
Director
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, UBC
simon.neame@ubc.ca or 604-822-3096

Click on the markers to find out more information about each project. Projects funded for 2012 are indicated with a blue marker. You can use the arrow buttons or simply drag the map to see more locations, and you can use the zoom buttons to enlarge the map for a clearer view of the funded projects in the Lower Mainland area.


View Map of 2012 Funded Projects in a larger map

In September 2006, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia announced the BC History Digitization Program. The focus of the program is to promote increased access to British Columbia’s historical resources, including providing matching funds to undertake digitization projects that will result in free online access to our unique provincial historical material. Below is a list of successful applicants for 2011.

 

Project Title: Opening the Vault: Providing Digital Access to New Resources for BC History Study – Port Alberni community development
Organization: Alberni Valley Museum
Amount: $10,000
Description: This project will provide opportunities for understanding community growth of Port Alberni by digitizing and providing online access to 2,900 images from the time period 1910-1960.

 

Project Title: Historic Photographs of Campbell River Digitization Project
Organization: Campbell River & District Museum & Archives Society
Amount: $6,000
Description: This project will promote and enhance access to the history of Campbell River, a unique BC coastal community, by digitizing a selection of images of defining events and settlers and their regional influence. Museum at Campbell River

 

Project Title: Cheslatta Carrier Nation Archives: “Our Gift to the World”
Organization: Cheslatta Carrier Nation
Amount: $7,500
Description: For nearly 30 years, the Cheslatta Carrier Nation have meticulously gathered, documented, preserved, and displayed the unique history of their people, land, and culture. Along with construction of Cheslatta.com, they are now ready to digitize these materials and make them available via the web.

 

Project Title: Burnaby Oral History Digitization Project
Organization: City of Burnaby Archives
Amount: $10,000
Description: The Archives holds approximately 100 hrs of oral history recordings of interviews with Burnaby pioneers. This project proposes the digitization of these analog records and the creation of a website that will allow the public the opportunity to search, browse, and listen to the interviews online. Heritage Burnaby Oral History Interviews

 

Project Title: City of Vancouver Map and Plan Digitization
Organization: City of Vancouver Archives
Amount: $11,800
Description: A selection of maps and plans from the Archives’ holding will be digitized and linked to existing descriptions in the Archives’ database. These images will be searchable and viewable on the Archives’ website as both large and thumbnail jpeg files.

 

Project Title: Emily Carr University Historical Calendar Digitization Project
Organization: Emily Carr University of Art + Design Library
Amount: $3,488
Description: Many instructors and administrators throughout Emily Carr University’s history have made major contributions to art and design, both nationally and internationally. Digitizing 83 years of school calendars will improve access for a broad range of researchers while preserving the original materials.

 

Project Title: Powell Street Digitization Project
Organization: Japanese Canadian National Museum
Amount: $8,612
Description: This project proposes the digitization and web access of 2,000 photographs, artifacts, and archival records related to the history of Vancouver’s historic Powell Street neighbourhood (sometimes called Japantown), the major commercial centre for Japanese Canadians before 1942. NNM Collection Database

 

Project Title: Oral History Collection Digitization and Access Project
Organization: Jewish Museum and Archives of British Columbia
Amount: $6,900
Description: This project is an initiative to make the Museum’s archival collections available on the Internet. The JMABC plans to digitize a portion of its Oral History Collection. Digitized interviews will be uploaded on the website. This will greatly enhance access and research, as well as promote and create awareness of the Museum’s collections. Oral Histories

 

Project Title: Kaslo Voices Video Project
Organization: Kootenay Lake Archives
Amount: $800
Description: This project will digitize, edit and produce an historical video documentary from analog audio and video material from 1985. Elders depicted in this material provide a unique record of early settlement of Kaslo and the surrounding area.

 

Project Title: Life Histories: Historical Manuscripts of the District of Lake Country
Organization: Lake Country Museum and Archives
Amount: $3,815
Description: The LCMA will digitize 47 original manuscripts which describe various aspects of Lake Country’s history from the late 1800s to the 1950s. The manuscripts will be accompanied by digitized archival photographs and will be available to the public through the Museum’s website. LCMA Manuscripts

 

Project Title: Year Two BC First Nations Collections Digitization
Organization: Museum of Vancouver
Amount: $13,444
Description: This is the second phase of a two year project that focuses on digital photography of BC First Nations collections at MOV. The Museum will finish the remaining Northwest Coast collections, the Interior BC collections as well as digitize a small collection of archaeology material related to the Musqueam First Nation. openMOV

 

Project Title: Prince George Newspaper Digitization Project
Organization: Prince George Public Library
Amount: $15,000
Description: The Prince George Newspaper Digitization Project began in 2007 with the aim to provide digital access to all locally published newspapers from before the incorporation of the city to present day. The goal for this coming year is to add another three to four years of newspapers to the Prince George Citizen by bringing the database up to 1980 to 1981. Prince George Newspapers

Project Title: Salt Spring Island News: The Driftwood, the second decade, 1970-1980
Organization: Salt Spring Island Archives
Amount: $5,000
Description: This project will digitize the second ten years (1970-1980) of the local newspaper, The Driftwood. Digitizing these frequently used materials will preserve the originals and facilitate access. The Driftwood

Project Title: Vancouver Punk
Organization: Simon Fraser University Library
Amount: $3,833
Description: Vancouver Punk was not only an important music genre, but also very significant in its role in many social, political, and economic causes. The centrepiece of this project will be the John Armstrong collection containing photographs, handbills and promotional materials, handwritten song lyrics, correspondence and other significant ephemera. Vancouver Punk

Project Title: Digital Imaging of the Spencer Entomological Collection’s Species at Risk
Organization: Spencer Entomological Collection, Beaty Biodiversity Museum
Amount: $15,000
Description: This project will digitize two important sections of the collection, provincially endangered (Red) and threatened (Blue) listed species and pollinators, especially bees. Three views will be taken of each specimen of species with a Leica LAS montage system and the resulting images will be linked to a collection database. Spencer Entomological Collection database

Project Title: Digitization of Sunshine Coast Newspaper Archives, Phase I
Organization: Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives
Amount: $10,000
Description: This project will create a comprehensive, publicly-accessible digital database of newspapers from the Sunshine Coast region. During Phase I, the issues of the Coast News in most urgent need of preservation (1945-76, 1983-87, and 1989) will be digitized and made available in an easily accessible web-searchable format.

Project Title: Abbotsford Living History Project
Organization: The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford
Amount: $6,000
Description: The Reach’s Abbotsford Living History Project will digitize 8,000 images from their collection, provide online access, solicit feedback from the community and facilitate sharing through social networking sites. The Reach Archives

Project Title: A Legacy of the Flora of British Columbia: Digital Archiving and Presentation of the Preserved Plant Collections of John Davidson (1878-1970)
Organization: UBC Herbarium, Beaty Biodiversity Museum
Amount: $15,000
Description: This project aims to produce a digital image archive of 3,000 pressed plant specimens of John Davidson. John Davidson was a botanist for the BC Provincial Botanical Office, he created the Vancouver Natural History Society and was the first ‘demonstrator’ of the UBC Herbarium and Botanical Garden. His collections represent some of the earliest plant collections documenting the flora of BC (1912-1957).

Project Title: The Colonial Despatches 1860 and 500 early BC maps
Organization: University of Victoria Libraries
Amount: $11,000
Description: To date, the project has digitized Vancouver Island (VI) and British Columbia (BC) despatches, 1846-59, and over 250 early BC maps have been put online. This year the project will continue by digitizing the VI and BC despatches for 1860, making them available in the searchable eXist database, and licence maps from Hudson’s Bay Archives, BC Lands Title & Surveys Office for inclusion on UVic Library’s Early BC Maps portal. Colonial Despatches

Project Title: West Kootenay Women’s Digital History Project, Phase II
Organization: West Kootenay Women’s Association
Amount: $10,000
Description: WKWA proposes to digitize a unique part of BC’s culture and history. The second phase of this project will concentrate on the audio/visual portion of the digital archives, including interviews with significant figures in the feminist movement in the West Kootenays, as well as posters, photos, slides of various historical events. Kootenay Feminism

Project Title: Historical Photograph Digitization Project
Organization: West Vancouver Memorial Library
Amount: $6,300
Description: The project will digitize the historical photographs collection consisting of 3,800 images as well as 300 pages of local/personal histories. Digitization and online access to these materials will improve access and preserve the collection by minimizing the need to use the original photographs and documents. West Vancouver Historical Photograph Collection

 

For more information please contact:

 

Chris Hives
Coordinator, BC History Digitization Program
University Archivist, UBC Library
chris.hives@ubc.ca or 604-827-3951
Simon Neame
Director
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, UBC
simon.neame@ubc.ca or 604-822-3096

Click on the markers to find out more information about each project. Projects funded for 2011 are indicated with a blue marker. You can use the arrow buttons or simply drag the map to see more locations, and you can use the zoom buttons to enlarge the map for a clearer view of the funded projects in the Lower Mainland area.


View 2011 BC History Digitization Projects in a larger map

In September 2006, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia announced the BC History Digitization Program. The focus of the program is to promote increased access to British Columbia’s historical resources, including providing matching funds to undertake digitization projects that will result in free online access to our unique provincial historical material. Below is a list of successful applicants for 2010.

 

Project title: Ray Knight Collection Digitization Program
Organization: Ladysmith Archives
Amount: $7,250
Description: This project will continue the work started in 2008 to digitize historical photographs of Ladysmith, including images of early logging equipment, trains, the coal mine, stores, hotels, and shipping wharves.

 

Project title: BC First Nations Collections Digitization
Organization: Museum of Vancouver
Amount: $10,000
Description: This project will digitize artifacts from the Museum’s BC First Nations collections. openMOV

 

Project title: Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society Historic Photo Collection Digitization Project
Organization: Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society
Amount: $12,500
Description: This project will digitize the historic photo collection of the Society’s Archives, containing unique images of Canada’s West Coast fishing and canning industries from the 1870s to present. Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society Historic Photo Database

 

Project title: Initiation of online accessibility to Alberni Valley Museum historical photograph collection
Organization: Alberni Valley Museum
Amount: $9,500
Description: This project will digitize the Museum’s historical photograph collection, which documents general community history and gives an overview of Alberni Valley history.

 

Project title: Canadian Farmworkers Union Project
Organization: Simon Fraser University Library
Amount: $3,390
Description: Based on a representative selection of more than 300 significant items from the complete CFU archival collection, the centrepiece of the project will be a collection of photographs that document the unionization and larger social issues of farmworkers in the late 1970s and 1980s. Canadian Farmworkers Union Collection

 

Project title: Changes Upstream: Along the Kootenay River North of the 49th Parallel Before and After the Libby Dam, 1969-72
Organization: Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History
Amount: $3,000
Description: A selection of black and white images by photographer Stanley G. Triggs form the basis of this project. These photos document the homes, lifestyles and lands of communities along the Kootenay River during the summers of 1969-72. Changes Upstream: The Photographs of Stanley G. Triggs

 

Project title: Nicola Valley Museum Archives Preliminary Photograph Digitization
Organization: Nicola Valley Museum and Archives
Amount: $3,000
Description: This project will digitize historical photographs, dating to the late 1800s, including material from photographers James Teit and Harry Priest.

 

Project title: The Mountains Hold our Stories
Organization: Whistler Museum and Archives Society
Amount: $5,000
Description: The Whistler Museum and Archives Society and the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre will digitize a portion of their archival collections for a thematic virtual exhibit that will illustrate how the history and cultures of three distinct peoples was shaped by the unique environment of the Whistler area.

 

Project title: Prince Rupert Newspaper Project
Organization: Prince Rupert Public Library
Amount: $12,000
Description: The project will digitize issues of the Prince Rupert Daily News and produce a database of searchable images accessible online, starting with the first thirteen years of publishing, from 1911-1924. Turning the Pages: The Prince Rupert Newspaper Archvies

 

Project title: A Digital Archives of Methodist and United Church of Canada records relating to First Nations of British Columbia
Organization: United Church of Canada Archives
Amount: $14,434
Description: This project will digitize and organize thematically visual and documentary records relating to Methodist and United Church missions to the First Nations of British Columbia.

Up and Down the Coast: Records of Missions to First Nations in British Columbia

 

Project title: BC Saturday Sunset, 1907-1915 Newspaper Digitization Project
Organization: Vancouver Public Library
Amount: $3,506
Description: This project makes an early BC newspaper, currently available only on microfilm, available in an online web-searchable format accessible remotely and on site. The newspaper provides historical awareness of the issues and concerns of British Columbians at a time of considerable growth and development in the province.

 

Project title: BC City Directories Digitization Project, 1916-1930
Organization: Vancouver Public Library
Amount: $14,669
Description: This project will build on earlier digitization projects of the directories from 1860-1915, making them available in an online, web-searchable format.

 

Project title: Audio, Video, Film Digitization
Organization: BC Central Coast Archives, Bella Coola Valley Museum Society
Amount: $2,419
Description: The Archives will digitize its audio and video material, including oral history interviews about the community and tapes and films relating to local history.

 

Project title: Historic Logging Images of the Northern Vancouver Island Digitization Project
Organization: Campbell River and District Museum and Archives Society
Amount: $6,000
Description: A selection of images related to the history of the unique logging sites and methods in the Northern Vancouver Island region of BC will be digitized and made available online.

 

Project title: J.S. Matthews Photograph Collection Panorama Digitization Project
Organization: City of Vancouver Archives
Amount: $5,254
Description: This project will digitize panorama negatives and prints from the Archives J.S. Matthews collection, which document the industry, commerce and social history of British Columbia.

 

Project title: Japanese Canadian Photograph Digitization Project
Organization: Japanese Canadian National Museum
Amount: $10,828
Description: The project will digitize 2000 photographs relating to Japanese Canadian history, ranging in date and subject from early settlements and fishing communities, through the internment years, and through the redress movement of the 1970s and 1980s.

 

Project title: Langley Advance Historical Photograph Digitization
Organization: Langley Centennial Museum
Amount: $7,150
Description: The region’s oldest newspaper, the Langley Advance, has loaned the Langley Centennial Museum some 2000 photographs dating from 1950 to the 1980s. The project will digitize and upload these to the Museum’s website and, with the help of community volunteers, identify people and places not noted on the photos.

 

Project title: Jack Shadbolt Digitization and Online Resource Project
Organization: Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery
Amount: $12,407
Description: The Gallery will create born-digital photographs of over 480 of Shadbolt’s drawings, paintings and collages and make them available as an online resource.

 

Project title: Prince George Newspaper Digitization Project
Organization: Prince George Public Library
Amount: $15,000
Description: This project continues work begun in 2007 to digitize the Prince George Citizen newspaper.

 

Project title: Salt Spring Island News: The Driftwood, the first decade, 1960-70
Organization: Salt Spring Island Archives
Amount: $4,000
Description: The project will digitize the first ten years, from 1960-1970, of the local newspaper, The Driftwood.

 

Project title: Abbotsford Living History Project
Organization: The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford
Amount: $5,067
Description: This project will digitize 3000 photos from the Gallery’s collection. Images span the history of Abbotsford since the 1890s and cover a range of subjects such as community events, the flood of 1948, community streetscapes, and First Nations communities.

 

Project title: British Columbia’s Marine Diversity: A Digital Museum Collection
Organization: Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of British Columbia
Amount: $15,000
Description: The Department has collected and identified an extensive invertebrate specimen library from the coast of British Columbia. The project will archive this diversity and create a digital record that will promote biodiversity knowledge and streamline future research both regionally and globally.

 

Project title: Elders Council for Parks in British Columbia Video History Collection
Organization: University of Victoria Archives
Amount: $3,000
Description: UVic Archives will digitize 18 video interviews with retired parks system employees and conservation advocates on the history of the BC parks system.

 

Project title: The Colonial Dispatches 1859
Organization: University of Victoria Libraries
Amount: $10,000
Description: This project builds on earlier work to digitize Vancouver Island and British Columbia dispatches.

 

Project title: Bill Silver Newspaper Collection
Organization: Vanderhoof Public Library
Amount: $4,500
Description: This project will build on work begun in 2008 to provide a comprehensive database of newspapers from the Vanderhoof, BC area, from the 1920s to the present.

For more information please contact:

Chris Hives
Coordinator, BC History Digitization Program
University Archivist, UBC Library
chris.hives@ubc.ca or 604-827-3951
Simon Neame
Director
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, UBC
simon.neame@ubc.ca or 604-822 3096

Click on the markers to find out more information about each project. Projects funded for 2010 are indicated with a blue marker. You can use the arrow buttons or simply drag the map to see more locations, and you can use the zoom buttons to enlarge the map for a clearer view of the funded projects in the Lower Mainland area.


View Map of 2010 Funded Projects in a larger map

In September 2006, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia announced the BC History Digitization Program. The focus of the program is to promote increased access to British Columbia’s historical resources, including providing matching funds to undertake digitization projects that will result in free online access to our unique provincial historical material. Below is a list of successful applicants for 2009.

Project Title: Hallmark Society Photograph Digitization Project
Organization: Hallmark Society
Amount: $4,592

Description: Project involves digitization of photographs most of which were taken during inventories of heritage structures in Greater Victoria in the 1960s and 1970s.

Hallmark Society Archives

Project Title: Jewish Western Bulletin Newspaper Digitization and Access Project
Organization: Jewish Museum and Archives of British Columbia
Amount: $3,495.00

Description: Digitize 36 rolls of microfilm representing the years 1923-1995 (40K pages) and 176 print copies representing the years 1996-2000 (3.5K pages) of the Jewish Western Bulletin.

Jewish Western Bulletin

Project Title: Ray Knight Collection Digitization Project
Organization: Ladysmith Archives
Amount: $9,200

Description: The project includes the digitization of approximately 3,000 historical photographs depicting the history of Ladysmith from the Ray Knight Collection.

Ladysmith & District Historical Archives

Project Title: A Life in the Woods: Oral History from the West Kootenay Forest
Organization: Nelson & District Museum, Archives, Art Gallery and Historical Society
Amount: $3,000

Description: This project will result in the digitization and provision of on-line access to sixteen oral history interviews and associated material relating to the history of forestry in the West Kootenay area.

A Life in the Woods: Oral Histories from the West Kootenay Forests

Project Title: Rod LeMay and Maud Lane Sous-Fonds Digitization Project
Organization: Powell River Historical Museum & Archives Association
Amount: $6,675

Description: Digitization of approximately 4,000 photographic images focusing particularly on the history of the pulp and paper industry in the Powell River area.

Rod LeMay and Maud Lane Photo Collection

Project Title: Prince George Newspaper Digitization Project
Organization: Prince George Public Library
Amount: $15,000.00

Description: The project is part of an on-going effort to digitize local newspapers from before the incorporation of Prince George to the present day. This phase will result in the digitization of approximately 36,000 additional pages of newspapers.

Prince George Newspapers Project

Project Title: Marshall Sharp Fonds: Salt Spring Island Aerial Photographs, Landscapes, Events and People
Organization: Salt Spring Archives
Amount: $10,000.00

Description: This project will allow the Salt Spring Island Archives to digitize approximately 15,000 photographic images from the collection of newspaper photographer Marshall Sharp that depict the historical development of the island community.

Marshall Sharp Photo Collection

Project Title: Sechelt Community Archives Digitization Project
Organization: District of Sechelt
Amount: $5,000.00

Description: This is a continuation of a project that will digitization of 5,700 photographs, negatives and slides housed in the Sechelt Community Archives.

Sechelt Community Archives

Project Title: BC Editorial Cartoons Collection
Organization: Simon Fraser University Library
Amount: $7,778

Description: Project to digitize and describe an additional 800 items from the SFU Editorial Cartoons Collection.

SFU Library Editorial Cartoons Collection

Project Title: UBCIC Activism in the 80s
Organization: Union of BC Indian Chiefs Resource Centre
Amount: $12,600.00

Description: This project will result in the creation of two distinct multi-media digital collections that document the Indian Child Caravan and the Constitution Express.

Constitution Express Digital Collection

Indian Child Caravan Digital Collection

Project Title: The Colonial Dispatches, 1846-1858
Organization: University of Victoria Libraries
Amount: $10,000

Description: This project will digitize approximately 8,250 images of Vancouver Island colonial dispatches (1846-1957) and entry books (1949-1867) and 250 colour copies of pre-1871 B.C. maps.

The Colonial Despatches

Project Title: BC City Directories Digitization Project, 1902-1915
Organization: Vancouver Public Library
Amount: $15,000

Description: Part of a continuing effort, this project will digitize approximately 32,000 pages from the BC City Directories (1902-1915).

BC City Directories

Project Title: Bill Silver Newspaper Collection
Organization: Vanderhoof Public Library
Amount: $5,580

Description: Digitization of approximately 18,000 pages of newspapers from the Omineca Express (1990-1997, 2000-2007).

Bill Silver Digital Newspaper Archive

Project Title: West Kootenay Women’s Association Archival Digitization Project
Organization: West Kootenay Women’s Association
Amount: $4,000.00

Description: Creation of a multi-media digital collection by the West Kootenay Women’s Association to document the development of feminism in the West Kootenays.

Kootenay Feminism

For more information please contact:

Chris Hives
Coordinator, BC History Digitization Program
University Archivist, UBC Library
chris.hives@ubc.ca or 604-827-3951

Simon Neame
Director
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, UBC
simon.neame@ubc.ca or 604-822-3096

Click on the markers to find out more information about each project. Projects funded for 2009 are indicated with a blue marker. You can use the arrow buttons or simply drag the map to see more locations, and you can use the zoom buttons to enlarge the map for a clearer view of the funded projects in the Lower Mainland area.


View Map of 2009 Funded Projects

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