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!




Recently the Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office released its 2018/2019 Impact and Activity Report, showcasing some of the year’s highlights and accomplishments.

For more information, or to share feedback please contact scholarly.communications@ubc.ca

Read the Report.

Recently the Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office released its 2017/2018 Impact and Activity Report, showcasing some of the year’s highlights and accomplishments.

For more information, or to share feedback please contact scholarly.communications@ubc.ca

Read the Report.

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