Here at the Digitization Centre we are fascinated and excited by the vast amount of primary-source material that our digitization work exposes us to. Whether a document of historic significance, a beautiful illustration, or even a particularly fine typeface, we are frequently amazed by the materials we’re working to share with the world. So much so, that not only will we crowd around to ogle a particularly interesting specimen, but we’ve started decorating our workplace with copies of some of our favorites. But why stop there? Surely, we can’t be the only ones geeky enough to appreciate such “gems” in our collections, and so we’ve decided to share them here with you. Below you will find some of our favorites, hand-picked by staff from both existing and upcoming collections. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do! TIP: To view full resolution versions of the images on any size screen, click to enlarge and then right-click and select “open image in new tab.”
Posted on January 10, 2018 @3:51 pm by goritsas
Search and view B.C. community newspapers published from 1865 to 1924. The British Columbia Historical Newspapers Collection makes 24 of B.C.’s earliest newspapers freely available in digital format for the first time! http://historicalnewspapers.library.ubc.ca
Posted on January 27, 2014 @1:29 pm by mikec
Posted on January 27, 2014 @1:31 pm by mikec
Jennifer Yip, researcher with the Community Historical Recognition Program, gets a tour of the brand new scanning facilities at UBC.
Posted on January 10, 2018 @11:15 am by jrstrang
See the stunning art collection held in the UBC Library Framed Work Collections.No Comments
Posted on January 10, 2018 @11:14 am by jrstrang
Learn about the injustices endured by Japanese Canadians during WWII through the Japanese-Canadian Photograph Collection.
Posted on January 10, 2018 @11:12 am by jrstrang
Research 18th century scientific studies of fishing and economy through Henri-Louis Duhamel du Monceau‘s depictions.
Posted on January 10, 2018 @11:11 am by jrstrang
Examine the exciting activities of past UBC students through the Alma Mater Society Image Collection.
Posted on January 27, 2014 @1:28 pm by jrstrang
Explore World War I through the official photos sent to British diplomats overseas and donated to UBC by the British Consulate in Seattle.No Comments