The B.C. History Digitization Program (BCHDP) is now accepting submissions for project funding. The program, launched by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre in 2006, provides matching funds to support projects that make unique British Columbia content freely available.

The BCHDP will be accepting applications for the 2020/2021 funding year. Applicants can receive up to $15,000 of matching funds for their projects. Multi-year projects are accepted while each year of a project must still go through the adjudication process.

In 2019, the program awarded more than $160,000 for 17 projects. The wealth and diversity of unique British Columbia content to be digitized is impressive. Since its inception in 2006, the BCHDP has awarded more than $2 million of matching funds for more than 250 projects.

Applications are due by Monday, December 16, 2019. Information about the application process as well as the guidelines and application form are available on the BCHDP website @ https://ikblc.ubc.ca/initiatives/bcdigitinfo/bchdp-applicant-information/. The Guidelines and Instructions as well as the Application Form have been updated in response to feedback so please review and use the updated versions.

For more information about the program and to view past projects, please visit the BCHDP website @ https://ikblc.ubc.ca/initiatives/bcdigitinfo/

Seventeen projects have been selected as the successful recipients of the 2019 -2020 B.C. History Digitization Program (BCHDP) funding awards

The digitization program, an initiative of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, was launched in 2006. It provides matching funds that help libraries, archives, museums and other organizations digitize unique historical items, including images, print and audio visual materials.

The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre funding totaled $160,000 for the 2019 – 2020 round. Altogether, the B.C. History Digitization Program has provided more than $1 million for more than 100 projects throughout British Columbia.

This year’s diverse range of projects include the digitization of several historical newspapers (Nanaimo, Nelson and Victoria), audio recordings from Co-op Radio, the completion of Museum of Vancouver’s Historical Costume collection, a bi-lingual newspaper in English and Punjabi, as well as Grace McCarthy’s scrapbooks detailing her political career.

Congratulations to this year’s recipients!

To view a complete listing of the projects and their descriptions:

In September 2006, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia Library 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 2019.

 

NOCA Cream Collector1927 to 1977 Digitization

BC Dairy Historical Society

$7,000

The NOCA Cream CollectorMagazine Digitization project will see the digital scanning of about 10,586 pages of the NOCA Cream Collectormagazine into searchable downloadable digital files.   This project will complement theButter-FatMagazine which was digitized in 2014 and is now hosted http://www.bcdairyhistory.ca/. These digital publications provide researchers with access to BC Dairy Historical materials from the Okanagan Shuswap region of BC.

The digital editions of the Cream Collectormagazine will be hosted on the website of the BC Dairy Historical Society www.bcdairyhistory.cafor viewing by the public without charge.

 

Tax and Collector Roll Digitization Project

City of Maple Ridge

$7,500

The Tax Assessment and Collector Roll Digitization project will involve BC Records Management digitizing the tax assessment and collector rolls in the city’s possession from 1875 – 1945, a total of 32 boxes (approximately 7,500 large format sheets).  The original documents will then be stored in their archival facility and the digital files will be available on the City’s website.

 

Co-op Radio fonds audio-visual records digitization

City of Vancouver Archives

$15,000

The Co-op Radio fonds audio-visual records digitization project will digitize 585 audio tapes containing documentation of spoken word radio programs that were produced by Vancouver Co-op Radio from the mid-1970s to late 1990s.

 

Landscapes and Landmarks – Photograph Digitisation Initiative

Creston & District Historical & Museum Society

$6,435

The Creston Museum intends to digitise approximately 350 photographs that document the landscapes of the Creston Valley prior to 1935 and 1947.

Goals:

  • Make a unique resource widely accessible to public researchers and increase awareness of the Museum’s collections;
  • Reduce burden on our manager, to whom falls the vast majority of requests for access to these photographs;
  • Bring physically scattered photographs together digitally into a single online resource;
  • Gain important experience in digitising collections by working in partnership with an established model and partner, Digitised Okanagan History (DOH).

 

Association of College and University Employees Local 1 Digital Collection

CUPE 2950 – Clerical, Library and Theatre Workers at the University of British Columbia

$14,400

Year 2 of the AUCE project will continue to digitize archival materials and publications from the Association of University and College Employees (AUCE) fonds held by UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections, and make them available online in Open Collections. Our first year of the project will see 12,000 items digitized with BCHDP funding; we intend to finish the project in year 2 by digitizing the remaining eligible items.

 

LIVE Biennale of Performance Art: The Early Years

grunt gallery (Visible Art Society)

$14,656

grunt gallery will digitize and make available online our collection of photographic, text, and video material documenting the LIVE Biennale of Performance Art, a series founded and produced by grunt from 1999 to 2005.

 

Vancouver Historical Costume Digitization Project, Phase 3

Museum of Vancouver

$15,000

The Museum of Vancouver holds a significant collection of Vancouver related historical costumes recognized for its quality, size, and breadth of styles and periods represented. MOV has digitized two thirds of the costume collection of outerwear through previous BC History Digitization grants. In Phase 3, MOV will digitize the final third of the outerwear collection (approximately 900 pieces), thereby completing the digitization of this group of artefacts and increasing the public’s access to this popular collection.

 

Families on the Coast: K&M Boat Works and the Oikawa Island

Nikkei National Museum

$11,410

This digitization project will focus on the Madokoro and Oikawa families who individually made significant contributions to BC’s fishing industry in the early 1900s, survived the unjust treatment during the Second World War, and returned to the coast in the 1950s. In particular, Sajiemon Kuramoto and Jitsuji Madokoro operated the successful K&M Boat Works. In 1906, Jinzaburo Oikawa led skilled fishermen from Japan to Oikawa Island aboard the Suian Maru. The project will digitize 917 photographs, 170 artefacts, and selected high-priority textual records from the total 29.4 cm of textual material, including but not limited to 486 letters and postcards.

 

Upper Fraser River Forest History Resources: Access & Outreach Project

Northern BC Archives & Special Collections, University of Northern British Columbia

$2,130

The Upper Fraser River Forest History Resources: Access & Outreach Project will create digital access to 93 unique audio recordings and related transcripts that document the rise, consolidation and demise of a series of forestry based settlements along the Upper Fraser River within Northeast BC c. 1915 – c. 2000. These resources document this region’s forest history, forest industry operations history and that of the created sawmill communities, and will be accessible for academic research and for public use. Activities include creating of digital files, uploading materials for online access, and promoting access to these resources for broader use.

 

Vancouver Japanese United Church Digitization Project

Pacific Mountain Regional Archives, The United Church of Canada

$5,655

This project will digitize 765 photographs and up to 50 selected textual records associated with the Japanese Methodist and United Church missions in British Columbia. Dates cover the years 1897 to 2018; the bulk of the materials dates from 1920 to 1955. The intent of the project is also to build capacity for future digitization of records relating Japanese-Canadian and Chinese-Canadian communities of faith in B.C.

 

Digitizing Radiofreerainforest Audio Recordings

Simon Fraser English Department, Simon Fraser University

$9,805

This project will digitize audio recordings from the Gerry Gilbert fonds in SFU Special Collections’ Contemporary Literature Collection. Gilbert was a Vancouver-based poet and performance artist. This collection of 261 cassette tapes and 11 reel-to-reel recordings features interviews, readings, and literary discussions from the Gilbert-hosted Radiofreerainforest show that aired on Vancouver CFRO from spring 1985-late 1990s. This project is part of a larger effort to collaborate cross-institutionally to make audio collections more accessible.

 

Grace McCarthy Scrapbooks

Simon Fraser University Library, Simon Fraser University

$12,732

The Grace McCarthy Scrapbooks project will digitize a collection of 88 scrapbooks compiled by Grace McCarthy, the Social Credit MLA who became cabinet minister and deputy premier. These scrapbooks include photographs, correspondence, clippings, press releases, and other ephemera dating from 1960 – 1991 and provide a snapshot of her political career and contributions to British Columbia’s political, cultural, and economic development. Key accomplishments that changed the landscape of Vancouver included bringing Expo ’86 to Vancouver, establishing SkyTrain as a rapid transit system, driving the construction of the Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre, and securing the lighting of the Lions Gate Bridge.

 

Punjabi PatrikaDigitization Project

The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford

$4,063

The Punjabi Patrika, published in Abbotsford, BC, is one of only two bi-lingual, Punjabi/English newspapers published in Canada and includes unique perspectives into BC’s South Asian community. An archive of the the Patrika was recently donated to The Reach by owner/publisher Andy Sidhu. The Reach is already the steward of other major newspapers from this region, including those of the Abbotsford Post (1910 – 1924); A, S & M/Abbotsford News (1922 – present) and the Abbotsford Times (1991 – 2008). The Patrika archive enriches The Reach’s archival holdings significantly, in that it represents the first local news publication with a specific cultural perspective.

 

Nelson Daily NewsDigitization Project – Phase 1

Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History

$7,766

The project is to digitize the first 15 years of the Nelson Daily Newsnewspaper from April 1902 to 1917. 60 microfilm Master reels of the newspaper will be loaned from BC Archives. The information on these reels will be digitally scanned by the UBC Library Digitization Centre. The digital collection will be hosted on the UBC Historical Newspapers Open Collections website.

 

Digitization of the Victoria Daily Times newspaper: 1888 – 1940

University of Victoria Libraries, University of Victoria

$15,000

Published in Victoria, B.C., The Victoria Daily Timeswas the leading rival newspaper to the Daily Colonist in the colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia. Alongside their competitors, the Daily Times covered many of the same stories, but sometimes with a radically different political and socio-economic perspective.

The University of Victoria Libraries has already digitized the Daily Colonist newspaper from 1858 – 1980. Digitizing reels from the Daily Times would not only significantly augment and enhance our existing digital newspaper collection, but create further impact by making additional historical resource material available online and publicly available for comparative study and research.

 

Digitizing the Nanaimo Daily Free Press(1874 – 1926): Part II

Vancouver Island University Library, Vancouver Island University

$10,000

VIU Library proposes to continue part of its ongoing 2018-2019 BCHDP-funded project, digitizing the Nanaimo Daily Free Press(1874-1928). The scope and nature of this digitization work has revealed itself to be a multi-year project for the remaining 48 reels of microfilm.

 

VHEC Newsletter Digitization Project

Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre

$1,449

The Zachor newsletter of the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre, and the Vancouver Holocaust Education Society newsletter that came before it, publishes unique writing from Holocaust survivors, their families, Centre staff as well as community members, including BC teachers and students. The newsletter includes articles about commemorative events, collection highlights, educational programs and exhibitions developed by the VHEC. Zachor is a foundational publication about Holocaust commemoration and education in British Columbia. At present, issues from 2004 to 2018 are available on our website. The VHEC would like to digitize 60 issues published from 1990-2004, to create a complete digital record of the publication.

Project title: Steffens-Colmer Studios and Don Coltman Company Photographs Digitization Project

Institution: City of Vancouver Archives

Description: 5,327 photographic negatives from the Don Coltman series of the Steffens-Colmer fonds were digitized. Don Coltman was a commercial photographer working in Canada and his photographs are a unique record of Vancouver and the Lower Mainland in the 1940s and 1950s. To read more about Don Coltman and this collection please visit the City of Vancouver’s blog: https://www.vancouverarchives.ca/2019/02/07/don-coltman-photographs-now-available/#more-7397

Collection URL: https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/steffens-colmer-studios-ltd-and-don-coltman-company-photographs-2

Title: King Agencies – heads

Reference code: AM1545-S3-: CVA 586-8941

Project title: BC Bird Taxidermy and Product Packaging Digitization Project

Institution: Museum of Vancouver (MOV)

Description: The Museum of Vancouver (Mov) has completed digitization of two cateories of artefacts with significant British Columbia stories to tell. The collections selected are bird taxidermy and product packaging. The artefacts selected includes 206 taxidermied birds and 1236 pieces of product packaging for a grand total of 1442 artefacts digitized.

Collection URL: http://openmov.museumofvancouver.ca/collection

“Due to the toxicity of these specimens, it was required that the technician handle the objects with gloves, a respirator, and a lab coat with additional daily and weekly decontamination of the work station.”

The product packaging collection comprises a variety of product types and packaging materials such as canned goods, wooden crates, glass milk bottle and pharmaceuticals.

The B.C. History Digitization Program (BCHDP) is now accepting submissions for project funding. The program, launched by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre in 2006, provides matching funds to support projects that make unique British Columbia content freely available.

The BCHDP will be accepting applications for 2019 – 2020. Applicants can receive up to $15,000 of matching funds for their projects. Multi-year projects are accepted while each year of a project must still go through the adjudication process.

In 2018, the program awarded more than $170,000 for 18 projects. The wealth and diversity of unique British Columbia content to be digitized is impressive. Since its inception in 2006, the BCHDP has awarded more than $2 million of matching funds for more than 240 projects.

Applications are due by Monday, December 17, 2018. Information about the application process as well as the guidelines and application form are available on the BCHDP website @ https://ikblc.ubc.ca/initiatives/bcdigitinfo/bchdp-applicant-information/

For more information about the program and to view past projects, please visit the BCHDP website @ https://ikblc.ubc.ca/initiatives/bcdigitinfo/

Sixteen projects have been named as successful recipients of the 2017-2018 B.C. History Digitization Program (BCHDP) funding awards.

The digitization program, an initiative of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, was launched in 2006. It provides matching funds that help libraries, archives, museums and other organizations digitize unique historical items, including images, print and sound materials.

The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre funding totaled nearly $145,000 for the 2017-2018 round. Altogether, the B.C. History Digitization program has provided more than $1 million for more than 100 projects throughout British Columbia.

This year’s diverse range of projects includes the digitization of Indigenous performance arts video tapes, historic photographs and archival records of BC communities, newspapers and publications from various B.C. regions, Jack Shadbolt art collection, B.C. French publication: Le Soleil de Colombie, items documenting the Gay games, women in performance art videos, and more.

Congratulations to this year’s recipients!

To view a complete listing of the projects and their descriptions:

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 2017.

 

Heritage Inventory Photograph Digitization

City of Vancouver Archives

15,000

This project will digitize 6,932 35mm photographic negatives from the City of Vancouver fonds. These are photographs that were taken for heritage inventories in 1978 and 1984-85, and each image is usually of one building. Existing item-level metadata in spreadsheets will be enhanced to meet the RAD descriptive standard.

 

Indigenous Performance Art in BC

grunt gallery (Visible Art Society)

8,625

grunt’s First Nations Performance video collection consists of fifty tapes with runtimes ranging from thirty minutes to two hours. Included formats are ¾ Inch Umatic SP, VHS, Hi 8, and Mini-DV. From this we aim for an equal number of digital masters captured in 10bit Uncompressed Quicktime format as well as access/web copies in both Apple ProRes 422 and H.264 formats.

 

The Fromson Family Letters

Jewish Museum and Archives of BC

4,200

The Fromson family fonds [1930 – 1975] contains 45 cm of textual records and approximately 100 photographs. There are 150 letters, 100 assorted documents (including Ralph and Anne Fromson’s marriage certificate, including the ornate Jewish marriage certificate: Ketubah), and 100 photographs. In total there are approximately 1700 pages to be digitized.

 

Rainbow Ranche Collection Digitization

Lake Country Museum and Archives

4,752

The Rainbow Ranche Collection consists of ledgers, diaries, inventories, account books, journals, correspondence, annual reports, incorporation documents, and records of sale and transfer from 1906 to 1974.

 

BC Archaeology and Early Industry Digitization

Museum of Vancouver

15,000

This project proposes to digitize 2745 artefacts from the BC Archaeology Collection consisting of approximately 1150 surface finds and half of the St. Mungo Cannery collection (1595 artefacts). We aim to complete the digitization of the St. Mungo artefacts in a subsequent project. In addition, we aim to digitize 345 artefacts related to early industry in Vancouver for a grand total of 3090 artefacts digitized.

 

Forced: dispersal and dispossession of the Japanese Canadian community

Nikkei National Museum

8,858

For the project, the Nikkei National Museum will digitize approximately 2,000 items that are significant to the forced dispersal and forced dispossession of the Japanese Canadian community. The selection of records identified as significant to this project consist of textual records, photographs, and a few artefacts from the following fonds: Tadashi Jack & Kanaye Kay Kagetsu fonds; Campbell, Brazier, Fisher, and McMaster Barristers and Solicitors fonds; Tonomura Family collection; Kishizo Kimura fonds; and the Suematsu Nakatani collection. The fonds selected are representative of various perspectives on Japanese Canadian experiences of dispersal and dispossession from the Second World War.

 

Prince George Newspapers Digitization Project

Prince George Public Library

7,500

In 2017, the Library intends to begin digitization of the Prince George Free Press beginning with October 31, 1994 to approximately the end of 1999. The searchable images will be loaded into the Prince George Newspaper database.

Since 2007, the project has digitized the Fort George Tribune (1909-1915); Fort George Herald (1910-1916); Prince George Post (1914-1915); Prince George Star (1916-1917); Prince George Herald (1915-1916); Prince George Leader (1921-1923); CNC Student Newspapers (1969-2009) and the Prince George Citizen (1916-June 2003). Citizen issues from 2003 to the current year were already available in digitized format and have been added to the Prince George Newspapers Database.

 

Digitization of Jack Shadbolt holdings in SFU Art Collection

SFU Galleries

4,393.42

This project plans to digitize 235 works of art by Jack Shadbolt in the SFU Art Collection. There are 111 drawings, 73 prints, 42 paintings and 6 others (mixed media, sculpture). This group of works includes important examples of Shadbolts’s production from 1933-1998 with a wide variety of imagery including landscapes, cityscapes, abstracts and portraits.

 

Fisherman Publishing Society Photographs

Simon Fraser University Library

15,000

Digitization will focus on 4,500 photographs pre-selected from the total collection of approximately 10,000 photographic images (represented in both print and negative formats), dating from ca. 1960 to 2000. Whenever possible, negatives will be digitized. The majority of photographs are black and white. Images will be identified prior to the project start date based on content and technical quality to ensure a good cross-section of the collection is represented.

 

Digitization of Le Soleil de Colombie

Societe Historique Francophone de la Colombie-Britannique

6,100

The 30-year collection comprises approx. 31,200 pages of unbound newspapers. Any missing issues might come from bound or unbound copies in other collections. The resource includes photos and text, and all would be available for searching.

 

Abbotsford Living History Project

The Reach Gallery Museum

10,000

The project will continue the digitization of the Abbotsford News collection of photographs from the 1960s – 1990s. The original formats include 500 original photographs (10% of collection) and 4,500 original negatives (90% of collection). News photographs are being digitized chronologically as all are rich in content regarding significant community events; local businesses; sporting events and participants; school and group histories.

 

Digitization of BC Sessional Papers, 1952-1969

UBC Library – Humanities and Social Sciences Division & Digital Initiatives

5,688

This project proposes to continue digitizing the next selection of the British Columbia Sessional papers consisting of 40 volumes (1953-1969). So far, with the generous support of the BCHDP grant, we have digitized 76 years (1876-1952) of the Sessional Papers and we hope to complete the entire run of the papers which end in 1982. In addition to the papers, there are also accompanying fold out maps and charts.

 

Digitization of the Victoria Daily Colonist newspaper: 1961-1970

University of Victoria Libraries

15,000

With 120 reels of microfilm at an estimated 1000 images per reel, we expect to produce up to 120,000 page images. As in previous years, the reels will be sent to the Internet Archive (IA) digitization facility in San Francisco. Once the reels have been scanned they will be loaded into the IA servers (archive.org) and harvested and indexed in our local search engine (http://britishcolonist.ca).

 

The Province Newspaper Negative Collection, 1950-1962, Digitization Project – Phase III

Vancouver Public Library

13,174.02

We plan to add the remaining 2,600 images of the Province Newspaper Negative Collection to our historical photographs database. The collection depicts important events in Vancouver and the province in the 1950s. Digitizing helps the Library promote their use, while enabling us to conserve them by placing them in frozen storage that slows their deterioration.

The anticipated output is that we will increase the awareness and knowledge of our collection of images depicting mid 20th century British Columbia. The scanned images and descriptive metadata will be added to our online historical database enabling users to search for and find relevant photographs without having to come into the library to do so. In addition, the descriptive metadata provides multiple access points for searching. This is a significant improvement to the card index that we have in the department. Our past experience with digitizing photographs is that improving the ease of searching and making them available online significantly increases use and awareness of the images.

 

The Gay Games | Celebration 90 Digitization Project (Stage 1)

VIVO Media Arts Centre

6,706

For Stage 1 of this project just under 1/3 of the video recordings will be digitized (there are 150 videotapes in total). They will include Opening and Closing Ceremonies at BC Place, Celebration 90 Cultural Assembly events, pep rallies at the Commodore Ballroom, the Film Festival Gala, Gay & Lesbian bands at the Orpheum Theatre plaza, the August 6th Pride Parade, “Words Without Boundaries” writer’s panel (co-organized by Jane Rule and Jana Williams) and interviews with Games’ organizers, participants, and AIDS Vancouver representatives. These tapes were chosen for the first stage of digitization as they provide a context for understanding how the Games came about, their significance to the Vancouver LGBTQ community, their organizational structure, and some of the social issues and controversies that impacted them. Textual materials will complement and contextualize themes explored in the video materials.

 

Women in Performance Art Digitization Project

Western Front Society

5,000

The Women in Performance Art Digitization Project will increase the discoverability and use of Western Front’s rich and unique collection of Performance Art documentation. By digitizing performances by renowned artists such as Lori Blondeau, Elizabeth Chitty, Dana Claxton, Kate Craig, Rose English, Mona Hatoum, Rebecca Belmore, Judy Radul, Anna Banana and Jane Ellison and making them available through the Western Front website we will be reaching new audiences, communities and researchers and inviting them to connect with the Western Front Media Archive in a new way. The project will result in digital files for 45 videotapes that will be stored on LTO tape with their accompanying metadata, a process and plan guided by digital preservation best practices.

 

For more program information please contact:


Eirian Vining
Coordinator
BC History Digitization Program
bc.historydigitization@ubc.ca

Bronwen Sprout
Head
Digital Programs and Services

 

 

 

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 2016.

 

Abbotsford Living History Project

Abbotsford Cultural Centre (dba The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford)

$10,000

The Reach’s Abbotsford Living History Project will digitize 5,000 history images from the collection donated by the Abbotsford News and provide them online for community use and education; allow for feedback and input from the community and share through social networking sites.

 

Digital Documentation of Works by BC Artists

Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery

$3,000

The project will support the digital photography of works by BC artists in UBC`s art collection and make the images available online. This initiative will contribute to the Belkin Gallery’s objective of making the University art collection more accessible for students, researchers and the public

 

Digitization of Vancouver Centennial Commission Photographs and Graphic Materials

City of Vancouver Archives

$9,956

A selection of photographs and a few graphic materials from the Vancouver Centennial Commission fonds will be digitized. Existing database metadata for these materials will be enhanced. The digitized images will be linked with their database descriptions, and the images will be viewable on the web in full resolution.

 

ECUAD Student Publications Archives Project

Emily Carr University of Art & Design

$6,862

Digitization of a collection of student publications that dates back to our beginning as the Vancouver School of Art in 1925. These publications give insight to student life at the art and design school over the years. Our goal is to provide access to this fragile and unique material by digitizing the collection and making it available through our institutional repository.

 

Capturing Our History Phase II: Esquimalt Archives Image Digitization Project

Esquimalt Municipal Archives

$6,500

The Archives will continue to digitize content for its award winning website during Phase II of its Capturing our History project. During this project we will add new photographic content and begin to upload textual content by selecting specific documents to help tell the stories inherent in the photographs themselves.

 

Digital Photographs of Haida Gwaii

Haida Gwaii Museum

$11,184

The project will help bring Haida Gwaii’s unique photographic collection into the public domain for the first time through its new website and on-line service where community members, visitors, and researchers will be able to access images, documents, manuscripts and audiovisual resources.

 

Digitization of BC Sessional Papers, 1933-1952

UBC Library (Humanities & Social Sciences Division é Digital Initiatives)

$5,688

This project proposes to continue work completed in the first and second phases of project by digitizing the next selection of the British Columbia Sessional Papers/consisting of 41 volumes. There are also accompanying fold out maps and charts.

 

Emanu-El: Laying the Cornerstone

Jewish Museum & Archives

$1,057

This project is an initiative to digitize six administrative books detailing the earliest history of Congregation Emanu-EI, including meeting minutes and financial ledgers; they cover a period from 1862 to approximately 1945. Congregation Emanu-EI is located in Victoria, British Columbia and is the oldest continually operating synagogue in Canada, having celebrated their 150th anniversary in 2013.

 

Nikkei Leaders circa. 1940s Digitization Project 

Nikkei National Museum

$7,531

This project proposes to digitize approximately 2,000 photographs, artefacts, and other items from Japanese Canadians who were humble leaders in the community during the 1940s.

 

Prince George Newspapers Digitization Project

Prince George Public Library

$15,000

The Prince George Newspaper Digitization Project is a collaboration of the Prince George Public Library, the College of New Caledonia Library, the Geoffrey R. Weller Library and the Northern Be Archives at the University of North em British Columbia. With the consent and support of the Prince George Citizen publisher, the partners have been working together since 2007 to digitize the microfilin of the Prince George Citizen and six earlier newspapers. The Project goal is to provide digital access to all locally published newspapers from 1909 to the present day.

 

Salt Spring Island News: The Drift wood, 1995-1999

Salt Spring Island Archives

$4,387

These newspapers record the history of the island as it occurred, offering researchers a glimpse of life at the time. The Salt Spring Archives has back issues of the newspaper which are frequently accessed by researchers and the general public. Although 1960 to 1995 are now online, researchers must still physically come to the archives to access any further issues. Digitizing this information, which is searchable within each issue, will make the papers more accessible to a wider audience.

 

Thompson Nicola Historical Newspaper Digitization Project

Thompson-Nicola Regional District Library System

$15,000

A collaborative project between the TNRD Library System, Thompson Rivers University Library and Kamloops Museum & Archives, this project will result in the digitization of over 100,000 pages of a variety of regional newspapers published between 1985 and current day.

 

Changing Waters: Photographs of the Impact of Hydroelectric Development on the Landscape of British Columbia from the Ron Waters Collection

Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History

$2,000

This project will feature approximately 400 colour slides from the late 19S0s to the early 1980s of hydroelectric development in British Columbia. The broader dissemination of these images is important in light of the current renegotiation period of the Columbia River Treaty (2014-2024) and the development of the Site C Dam.

 

Abbotsford, Sumas and Matsqui News Local Newspaper Digitization Project

University of the Fraser Valley Library

$12,543

The UFV Library plans to digitize the 1922-1938 years of the Abbotsford, Sumas, & Matsqui News (ASMN) and make the content freely and openly available online via a dedicated portal of UFV’s recently launched institutional repository.

 

Digitization of the Slides of Ian McTaggart Cowan

University of Victoria Libraries

$13,444

The University of Victoria Libraries will digitization of the complete slide archive of BC environmental pioneer Ian McTaggart Cowan, which will augment and be uploaded and added to our existing digital collections, including the Ian McTaggart Cowan Field Journals.

 

Vancouver Historical Costume Digitization 2.0: Hanging Costumes

Museum of Vancouver

$12,000

MOV holds a significant collection of Vancouver related historical costumes recognized for its quality, size, and breadth of styles and periods represented. Through the digitization of a portion of this collection (approximately 800 pieces), MOV will increase the public’s access to this delicate and seldom seen portion of MOV’s collection.

 

The Artray Negative Collection: Photos of Vancouver and BC. 1943-1957

Vancouver Public Library

$12,078

This project proposes to digitize 2400 images by Artray, a former commercial photography company. The collection consists of photographs of Vancouver and BC from the 1940s and 1950s, and includes a wide range of subjects and activities.

 

Exploring Whistlers Transitional Years: The Whistler Question Negatives, 1978-1985 Digitization Project

Whistler Museum & Archives Society

$8,182

This project will aim to digitize the collection of the Whistler Question newspaper’s negatives currently held by the Whistler Museum and Archives. In this collection, there are negatives for all photos found in Whistler’s primary newspaper between 1978 and 1985.

For more program information please contact:


Mimi Lam
Coordinator
BC History Digitization Program
bc.historydigitization@ubc.ca

Bronwen Sprout
Head
Digital Programs and Services

Project title: Prince George Newspaper Digitization Project

Organization: Prince George Public Library

Description: The Prince George Newspaper Digitization Project is a collaboration of the Prince George Public Library, the College of New Caledonia Library, the Geoffrey R. Weller Library and the Northern BC Archives at the University of Northern British Columbia. The digital collection provides digital access to all locally published newspaper from 1909 to the present day.

Collection URL: http://pgnewspapers.pgpl.ca

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Prince George Citizen, December 1, 1916

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