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B.C. History Digitization Program featured in the Prince Rupert Daily News

A Prince Rupert project that is part of the B.C. History Digitization Program – an initiative of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre – is featured in the Prince Rupert Daily News. The article, published on August 28, 2008, appears below. Please note that the program’s successful 2008 candidates are listed at www.ikebarberlearningcentre.ubc.ca/ps/2008Projects.html. —————————————————————————————————— By […]

Learning Centre featured in Innovation magazine

The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre is featured in Innovation, the magazine from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C. The Learning Centre is part of the 2007/2008 Project Highlights pictorial, and is featured on page 41. You can view a PDF of Innovation magazine here: http://www.apeg.bc.ca/resource/innovation/archive/2008/2008julaug.pdf

B.C. History Digitization Program in the Omineca Express

A Vanderhoof project that is part of the B.C. History Digitization Program – an initiative of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre – is featured in the Omineca Express. You can view the article here: http://www.bclocalnews.com/bc_north/ominecaexpress/community/27110314.html

Scanning the past  with the B.C. History Digitization Program

Scanning the past with the B.C. History Digitization Program

The City of Surrey Archives on 56 Avenue and 176A Street is digitizing thousands of old black-and-white negative photographs donated by The Leader in 1992. Some were used in the newspaper, but most have never been seen by the public. This is the biggest digitization project the archives has ever undertaken, and the first time […]

B.C. History Digitization Program in the Surrey Leader

A Surrey project that is part of the B.C. History Digitization Program – an initiative of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre – is featured in the Surrey Leader. You can view the article here: http://www.bclocalnews.com/surrey_area/surreyleader/news/Scanning_the_past.html

B.C. History Digitization Program in the Bowen Island Undercurrent

A Bowen Island project that is part of the B.C. History Digitization Program – an initiative of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre – is featured in the Bowen Island Undercurrent. You can view the article here: http://www.bclocalnews.com/greater_vancouver/bowenislandundercurrent/community/26393124.html

Chapbooks on display at Rare Books and Special Collections

Fans of ephemeral literature are invited to visit a campus display of 19th-century English chapbooks at UBC Library‚Äôs Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC). Chapbooks are booklets that were popular in rural areas and towns from the 16th to the 19th centuries, and ranged from jestbooks to histories of depraved criminals, medieval romances to song […]

B.C. History Digitization Program in the Tumbler Ridge News

A Tumbler Ridge project that is part of the B.C. History Digitization Program – an initiative of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre – is featured in the Tumbler Ridge News. You can view the article here: http://www.tumblerridgenews.com/story.php?id=202436

Prince George Newspaper Digitization Project Funding

Two Prince George projects are among the recipients of funding from the B.C. History Digitization Program from the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, for carrying out the process of putting historical images and information online. Read more about it here: http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/20080723142683/local/news/digital-archive-funding-awarded.html

UBC Digitization Program Provides Instant Global Access to B.C. Heritage

Electronic collections featuring community newspapers, B.C. history, fossil specimens, medical artifacts and works by renowned wildlife artist Robert Bateman will all be a mouse click away, thanks to a community initiative from the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia. Read more in UBC Public Affairs here: http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/media/releases/2008/mr-08-097.html