BC History Digitization Program – 2017-2018 Recipients

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:

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