We are pleased to present the Digitization Centre Impact and Activity Report for 2016-2017!
This report highlights the Digitization Centre’s key projects, partnerships and user engagement trends for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.
In 2016-2017, Open Collections accounted for 15% of the Library’s unique pageviews. That 15% totals 3.9 million pageviews on Open Collections alone!
The breakdown of where those 3.9 million pageviews were spent.
Other highlights detailed in the report:
- Our work with Archivematica and our continued contributions to UBC Library’s digital preservation program
- News about our web archiving work, including updates on some of our new collections
- The Digital Himalaya Project being done in collaboration with Mark Turin (Chair, First Nations & Endangered Languages Program; Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology)
- Our ongoing partnerships
- Our efforts on metadata updating and cleaning
New additions to our digital collections included:
Phase IV of the BC Sessional papers was completed, adding material from the Legislative Council of British Columbia from 1933 to 1952. Phase V began in May of 2017.
A selection of 23 titles from the Harry Hawthorn Fly Fishing and Angling Collection housed at Woodward Library.
An archival collection from the Lake Country Museum and Archives, chronicling one of the first independent fruit ranches in the Okanagan.
Canada’s first feminist periodical was fully digitized in partnership with SFU Archives and will be available through Open Collections soon.
UBC Library acquired and digitized the journal of Susannah Weynton, wife of the captain of the Hudson’s Bay Company supply ship Cowlitz.
The BC Newspapers collection was completed this year. Encompassing 163 titles, these newspapers are utilized by researchers around the world. All pages have been run through OCR (optical character recognition) and are full-text searchable.
To learn more about what we’ve been up to over the past few years, check out all of our Impact Reports dating back to 2011 under the “Reports” section of our website’s Documentation page. Many thanks to all of our partners over the past years. We look forward to continued collaboration on all of our current and future projects!