Xwi7xwa Library: Looking Forward

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Presented by Sarah Dupont, UBC Library's Aboriginal Engagement Librarian, at the Canadian Library Association Conference in May 2014.

Presented by Sarah Dupont, UBC Library's Aboriginal Engagement Librarian, at the Canadian Library Association Conference in May 2014.

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  • 1. 1985 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 604 822 8738 Xwi7xwa Library xwi7xwa.library.ubc.ca Xwi7xwa LibraryLooking forward
  • 2. 1985 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 604 822 8738 Xwi7xwa Library xwi7xwa.library.ubc.ca About Xwi7xwa • X̱wi7x̱wa is pronounced whei-wha • Part of the continuing development of First Nations education at the University of British Columbia. • Squamish name for “Echo” in recognition of the generosity of the donors William and June Bellman to the First Nations Longhouse
  • 3. 1985 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 604 822 8738 Xwi7xwa Library xwi7xwa.library.ubc.ca Our Collections • The collection: By, For, and About • First Nations in British Columbia • Canadian Aboriginal • Some international items • Xwi7xwa Classification system: • Not Library of Congress • Based on the Brian Deer system and associated Aboriginal subject headings established by Gene Joseph.
  • 4. 1985 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 604 822 8738 Xwi7xwa Library xwi7xwa.library.ubc.ca Building Your Collections • Community participation – Edmonton Public Library – Musqueam children’s book • Aboriginal publishers (see research guide)
  • 5. 1985 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 604 822 8738 Xwi7xwa Library xwi7xwa.library.ubc.ca Beyond Collections: Our Roles in Language Preservation and Revitalization “There is no task more important for a First Nation than to identify, protect and interpret its cultural heritage resources… Although we are very much a people of the present… we must always protect the places, artifacts, songs and stories that define our past!” ‘Namgis Nation
  • 6. 1985 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 604 822 8738 Xwi7xwa Library xwi7xwa.library.ubc.ca Indigitization: AADPP Aboriginal Audio Digitization and Preservation Program
  • 7. 1985 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 604 822 8738 Xwi7xwa Library xwi7xwa.library.ubc.ca
  • 8. 1985 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 604 822 8738 Xwi7xwa Library xwi7xwa.library.ubc.ca Working with communities
  • 9. 1985 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 604 822 8738 Xwi7xwa Library xwi7xwa.library.ubc.ca Access protocols & the AADPP New funding model for digitization supporting outcomes beyond immediate public access by: • Supporting preservation efforts for significant recordings • Recognizing that development of access protocols must be based on community concerns for – Treaty, land claims and responses to resource development – Culturally defined rights that respect community practice – Language revitalization
  • 10. 1985 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 604 822 8738 Xwi7xwa Library xwi7xwa.library.ubc.ca Xwi7xwa LibraryLooking forward Questions? Sarah Dupont sarah.dupont@ubc.ca