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Asian Library/Ming Pao Digitization Project

by Glenn Drexhage on May 5, 2009

The Asian Library is pleased to announce the digitization of the Ming Pao newspaper, Western Canada edition, beginning with the inaugural issue that was published on October 15, 1993. The project was done in collaboration with Ming Pao. Articles published after May 2007 are available via free searches. Older issues are uploaded to the database […]

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Bowen Island digitization project launched

by Glenn Drexhage on April 23, 2009

The Bowen Island Community Museum and Archives has launched its photographic database, which features more than 3,000 photos. This project was supported by the B.C. History Digitization Program, an initiative of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. For more information on the Bowen Island project, please visit www.bowenhistory.ca.

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B.C. Digitization Program wins BCLA award

by Glenn Drexhage on April 20, 2009

The B.C. History Digitization Program (BCHDP), an initiative of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, has been awarded a Programs and Services Merit Award by the British Columbia Library Association (BCLA). The award was presented at the annual BCLA conference in April. The awards committee noted that the organization was impressed with the project’s scope […]

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Bella Coola Digitization Project Completed

by Glenn Drexhage on April 16, 2009

The Bella Coola Valley Museum has completed its digital heritage project about logging in the region. This project was supported in part by the B.C. History Digitization Program, an initative of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. You can find out more about the Bella Coola project here: http://www.bellacoolamuseum.ca/en/digital_heritage/logging/index.php

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Digitization project featured in the Omineca Express

by Glenn Drexhage on April 2, 2009

The Bill Silver Digital Newspaper Archive has officially opened at the Vanderhoof Public Library. This program received support from the B.C. History Digitization Program, an initiative of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.  You can read about the Bill Silver Archive in the Omineca Express: http://www.bclocalnews.com/bc_north/ominecaexpress/news/42147097.html    

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Northern B.C. Archives launches digital photo project supported by the Learning Centre

by Glenn Drexhage on March 30, 2009

The Northern B.C. Archives & Special Collections at the University of Northern British Columbia has digitized more than 1,700 historical images of exploration in northern B.C. This project received support from the B.C. History Digitization Program, which was launched by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. You can find out more about the project on their […]

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Digitization program featured in the Terrace Standard, Prince George Citizen

by Glenn Drexhage on March 20, 2009

A digitization project that has been supported by the B.C. History Digitization Program – which was launched by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre – is featured in the Terrace Standard and Prince George Citizen newspapers. You can view the articles here: http://www.bclocalnews.com/bc_north/terracestandard/news/41489462.html http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/20090322182721/local/news/historical-images-online-at-unbc.html

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UBC Librarian honoured as a Mover & Shaker

by Glenn Drexhage on March 17, 2009

Dean Giustini of UBC Library’s Biomedical Branch Library has been named as a 2009 Mover & Shaker (Tech Evangelist) by Library Journal magazine, which states that “Together, these individuals comprise the coming generation of library leadership.” In his preweb library days, Dean Giustini noticed that consumer health groups for breast and prostate cancer, along with […]

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Live in for Literacy featured in The Thunderbird

by Glenn Drexhage on March 12, 2009

The recent Live in for Literacy event, held at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and supported by UBC Library, is featured in The Thunderbird – the student publication of UBC’s Graduate School of Journalism. You can view the article here: http://thethunderbird.ca/2009/03/11/students-set-up-camp-for-literacy/

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Threshold, (cont.): New art in Koerner Library

by Glenn Drexhage on February 24, 2009

A new artwork that grapples with the concept of boredom has been installed on the third floor (main floor) of Koerner Library. The piece, entitled Threshold, (cont.), is a video installation by Vancouver artist Lorna Brown that examines how writers, thinkers and philosophers have dealt with the topic of boredom. Placed in the context of […]

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