One of the projects the Digitization Centre is embarking on includes rescanning photographs in the Japanese Canadian Photograph Collection and the MacMillan Bloedel Limited fonds. The goal is to provide users with high quality images and update the metadata to meet new standards.
The Japanese Canadian Photograph Collection documents the experiences of Canadians of Japanese descent in British Columbia with a strong emphasis on their treatment during World War Two.
The records of the MacMillan Bloedel Limited fonds (often referred to as “MacBlo”) document the history of one of the largest forest products companies in the world.
Photographs in both collections provide rich information about the history of British Columbia and provide different perspectives on life and industry in the province.
Stay tuned for high quality images and coherent metadata!