We are excited to present the Digitization Centre Impact and Activity Report for 2018-2019! This report highlights key projects, featured collections, partnerships, and user engagement trends for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.

In 2018-2019, more than 190,000 users accessed our digitized items, corresponding to approximately 7.0% of the visitors to the entire UBC Library website.

New addition to our digital collections included:

  • Historical Children’s Literature Collection: Materials from RBSC’s historical children’s literature holdings, including the Arkley Collection of Early and Historical Children’s Literature. The collection is particularly strong in chapbooks and early Canadian content.
  • Association of University and College Employees (AUCE) fonds: 3,100 digital objects totaling more than 13,000 pages, related to labour studies, women’s studies, and the history of trade unions in the province have been digitized to date.
  • Colin Slim Stravinsky Collection: A selection of Igor Stravinsky’s (1882-1971) letters, scores and memorabilia from 1911 to 2018.
  • BC Sessional Papers: An annual collection of selected papers tabled in the Legislative Council of British Columbia and the Legislative Assembly. 4,185 items dating from 1876 to 1982 are now available in Open Collections.

[Quotation from Symphonie de Psaumes], 1937 (H. Colin Slim Stravinsky Collection)

Other highlights detailed in the report:
  • Improvements in access and user experience.
  • Our ongoing partnerships.
  • Updates on our web archiving efforts and new collections.
  • New and exciting ways that our collections are being used.
  • New workflows and automation tools for digital preservation.

Make sure to check out the report for the details on these topics!

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