The One Hundred Poets project originated from the personal collection of Professor Joshua Mostow of the UBC Department of Asian Studies. It was made possible through generous funding from the Toshiba International Foundation (TIFO) and collaboration between the UBC Department of Asian Studies, Asian Library, Digitization Centre, Rare Books and Special Collections and Technical Services.
You’ve heard of (and hopefully explored!) Phase 1 of this project. It was completed earlier this summer. If you haven’t had a chance yet, check it out here.
This week we’ve got a sneak peek of Phase 2! Check out the amazingly beautiful woodblock prints already digitized.
Phase 2 of the One Hundred Poets Project will digitize around 70 more items including about 50 books and 19 woodblock prints. Phase 2 will also focus on metadata enrichment for the existing collection – making it easier to search access by adding more information!
In addition we will be working with the UBC conservator Anne Lama to preserve these priceless items!
Stay tuned for more information!