Project title: BC Archaeology and Early Industry Digitization

Organization: Museum of Vancouver

Description: The goal of this project was to digitize both a significant portion of the BC Archaeological Collection and a smaller portion of the Vancouver History collection. All items in the St. Mungo Connery collection and 354 objects connected to Vancouver’s early industry were photographed and made accessible online through the openMOV database. Faster than expected digitization processes meant that archaeological surface finds from Coastal, Northern, and Interior areas of BC could also be digitized, along with a collection of 375 objects from the Glenrose Cannery archaeological site. In total, approximately 10,290 new objects were added to openMOV, accounting for 20,580 new images.

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

Project title: BC Archaeology and Early Industry Digitization

Organization: Museum of Vancouver

Description: The goal of this project was to digitize both a significant portion of the BC Archaeological Collection and a smaller portion of the Vancouver History collection. All items in the St. Mungo Connery collection and 354 objects connected to Vancouver’s early industry were photographed and made accessible online through the openMOV database. Faster than expected digitization processes meant that archaeological surface finds from Coastal, Northern, and Interior areas of BC could also be digitized, along with a collection of 375 objects from the Glenrose Cannery archaeological site. In total, approximately 10,290 new objects were added to openMOV, accounting for 20,580 new images.

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

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:

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

Project title: Changing Waters: The Impact of Hydroelectric Development on the Landscape of British Columbia from the Ron Waters Collection

Organization: Nelson and District Museum, Archives, Art Gallery and Historical Society

Description: Changing Waters features more than 500 colour slides from the late 1950s to the early 1980s of the Kootenay Region, many from mining roads only accessible by four-wheel drive. The majority of the slides highlight the changes to the landscape brought on by the hydroelectric development in the area.

Collection URL: http://www.touchstonesnelson.ca/exhibitions/waters/

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1994-32-1928, “Exploring the Kootenays in a Willys Jeep”

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