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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’s 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

B.C. History Digitization project in the Peace Arch News

B.C. History Digitization project in the Peace Arch News

An article on a White Rock project that is part of the B.C. History Digitization Program, a Learning Center initiative, was recently featured in the Peace Arch News. You can view the article here: http://www.bclocalnews.com/surrey_area/peacearchnews/entertainment/22739504.html

New Barber Centre a learning hub for the ages

The $79.7-million Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, a gateway to UBC Library’s collection of 10 million items, archives and exhibits, recently opened roughly 250,000 square feet of new and renovated space. One of the first in Canada to combine information resources with tech-savvy meeting spaces, the Barber is expected to be a hub of the […]

Canada's First National Book-Collecting Contest – Launch: June 4

Canada’s First National Book-Collecting Contest Launch date: 4th June 2008, Wednesday, 12:30 to 1:30pm Location: University of British Columbia, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Level 1, (In front of Rare Books & Special Collections). Contact: John Meier, (604) 943-6940, johnmeier@telus.net The Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC), the Antiquarian Booksellers of Association of Canada (ABAC) and […]

Saanich Archives online as part of Learning Centre program

Please view the announcement below for an update on a Saanich Archives digitization project. This project is supported by the BC History Digitization Program, which was launched by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre in 2006. NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 30, 2008 **Saanich Archives Now Online** Saanich Archives is pleased to announce that […]