Libraries in a digital frontier - preserving chinese canadian cultural heritage


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Libraries in a digital frontier - preserving chinese canadian cultural heritage

  1. 1. International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries Allan Cho, IKBLC, UBC(ICADL 2011), Oct 24-27 Lilly Yu Li, Asian Library, UBC
  2. 2. Chinese Canadian Stories
  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.Libraries in a Digital Frontier 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)Libraries in a Digital Frontier 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 • adtax_searchLibraries in a Digital Frontier 5
  6. 6. Community WorkshopsLibraries in a Digital Frontier 7
  7. 7. Community – Cross CanadaLibraries in a Digital Frontier 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. About the Technology • Dspace: Data intake pipelines • CONTENTdm: Digital collections management • Drupal : Cross sites search & Interaction designLibraries in a Digital Frontier 10
  10. 10. Libraries in a Digital Frontier 11
  11. 11. Scanning • Scanners and Scanning Systems  ATIZ Bookdrive DIY and Bookdrive Pro cradle scanners  Fujitsu fi-6670A double-sided document scanner  Vidar Atlas P-42 large format scanner  Epson Perfection V750-M Pro flatbed scanner with standard platen  Epson Expression 10000XL flatbed scanner with large platen  Canon EOS 5D MKII DSLR Boday with 24-70 Lens • Scanning Guidelines  Minimum requirements for bit-depth, color space, resolution, scale, and file format  Type of MaterialLibraries in a Digital Frontier 12
  12. 12. Metadata • Dublin Core • Input Guidelines • Controlled vocabulary • Bilingual metadata • OCRLibraries in a Digital Frontier 13
  13. 13. Chinese Canadian Stories
  14. 14. Thank you! Allan Cho – Lilly Li – in a Digital Frontier 15