Bringing History to the Library -- University-Community Engagement in the Academic Library


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Bringing History to the Library -- University-Community Engagement in the Academic Library

  1. 1. Bringing History to the Library: University-Community Engagement in the Academic Library Internet Librarian 2011 Monterey, CA October 17-19, 2011 Allan Cho, IKBLC, UBC Library
  2. 2. Origins of Community Historical Recognition Program (CHRP)
  3. 3. Project Objectives• To create a single one-stop bilingual web portal for collecting, digitally archiving, accessing and distributing information about Chinese Canadian history.• To engage and collaborate with Communities on preserving the Chinese Canadian history and culture.• To connect younger generations to the stories of earlier generations.• To offer educational resources to enrich students knowledge of Chinese Canadian History. 3
  4. 4. Community Historical Recognition Program (CHRP)• Began in 2008 by Canadian Department of Heritage• Chinese, South Asian, Italian, Jewish• UBC gains $900,000 federal award for unique Chinese Canadian history web portal• “This project stands out for its community engagement and its collaborative nature” (Ingrid Parent, UBC University Librarian, IFLA President) 4
  5. 5. Why University of BC?• Rich Archives on Chinese Canadian history• Good Digitization facilities• Strong Community Outreach Programs• Other relevant projects• Multicultural campus• dtax_search 5
  6. 6. Community WorkshopsChinatown, Vancouver, BC 7
  7. 7. Community – Cross Canada 8
  8. 8. Kamloops St. Mary’s Winnipeg Chinese University of Vancouver MulticulturalChinese University Chinese Canadian Victoria Youth HistoricalCultural (Halifax) Cultural Military Symphony Society ofAssociation Centre Museum Orchestra OntarioSimon Fraser Eastern Toronto Metro Foundation Stitch Media OttawaUniversity Ontario Community Toronto to – Redress Chinese Hoy Sun and Cultural Chinese & Commemora Remix Community Associatio Centre Southeast te the Service n Asian Legal Chinese Centre Clinic Railroad Workers in CanadaVancouver Canadian Newfoundland Chinese Chinese Productions WestmanAsian Chinese and Graduates Canadian Multi-monde ChineseCanadian Broadcast Labrador Association National Inc (Quebec) AssociationTheatre Headtax of Albert Council (Manitoba) Redress Toronto Organization ChapterFirehall Richmond Media Ming Sun Chinese ArtismokingTheatre Gateway Monkey Benevolent Christian (Alberta)Society Theatre (Ontario) Association Mission of(Vancouver) (Vancouver) Canada (Burnaby)
  9. 9. Oral Histories & Digital Storytelling
  10. 10. Metadata
  11. 11. About the Technology• Dspace: Data intake pipelines• CONTENTdm: Digital collections management• Drupal : Cross sites search & Interaction design 12
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  13. 13. Drupal front end CONTENTdm Dspace
  14. 14. Chinese Canadian Stories Website
  15. 15. Gold Mountain Quest
  16. 16. References• Alexander, Ben. “Excluding Archival Sciences; oral history and Historical Absence.” Archival Science. 5 (2-4): 1-11.• Anderson, Kay. “The Idea of Chinatown: The Power of Place and Institutional Practice in the Making of a Racial Category.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers. (77) 4: 580-598.• Canada’s Ethnocultural Mosaic, 2006 Census: Canadas major census metropolitan areas.” 2006 Census: Analysis series. Statistics Canada. November 21, 2008.• <>• The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative. “7 Things You Should Know About Digital Storytelling.” January 2007. Educause. April 29, 2009. << hingsYouShouldKnowAbout/39398>>• Ethno-Cultural and Aboriginal Groups. June 21, 2005. Canadian Genealogy Centre. Library and Archives Canada. April 1, 2009. <http://www.collectionscanad>• Featherstone, Mike. “Archiving Cultures.” British Journal of Sociology. (51)1: 161.• Griffin, K. (2008, Apr 16). “$5 million, 25,000 items and UBC – A collection with special meaning.” Vancouver Sun, pp. A.1.• James, Matt. “Recognition and Redistribution.” Canadian Journal of Political Science. (37) 4: 883-902.• Lee, Erika. “Chinese Exclusion at the Borders with Canada and Mexico.” Journal of American History. 89 (1): 54-86.• Newell, Dianne. “Beyond Chinatown: Overseas Chinese Intermediaries on the Multiethnic North-American Pacific Coast in the Age of Financial Capital.” Finance, intermediaries, and economic development. Edited. Stanley L. Engerman and Lance Edwin Davis. (Cambridge University Press, 2003): 247-264.• “Statement of Purpose and Charter of Principles.” Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. 2005. University of British Columbia. April 29, 2009. <<>>• Swain, Ellen. “Oral History in the Archives: Its Documentary Role in the Twenty-first Century.” The American Archivist. Vol. 66 (Spring/Summer): 139-158.• Van Wingen, Melinda, and Abigail Bass. “Reappraising Archival Practice in Light of the New Social History.” Library Hi Tech. 26(4): 575-585.• Yu, Henry. “Refracting Pacific Canada,” BC Studies: The British Columbian Quarterly. 156/157 (Winter/Spring 2007/2008): 5- 10.• Yu, Henry. “Towards a Pacific History of the Americas.” Amerasia Journal. 33(2): xi-xix.
  17. 17. Thank you! Allan Cho Program Services Librarian Irving K. Barber Learning Centre http://www.ccs.library.ubc.ca