Digitizing Aboriginal knowledge: new applicants announced

Congratulations to the latest successful applicants of the Aboriginal Audio Digitization and Preservation Program (AADPP)!

Five projects have been awarded funding under the program, which provides matching funds for B.C. Aboriginal organizations to digitize audio cassette tapes for preservation and access. The AADPP is a pilot initiative led by UBC Library’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre in partnership with the Museum of Anthropology.

The projects are:

  • “Preserving Lake Babine Nation’s Oral History” – Lake Babine Nation
  • “Preserving Splatsin Historical Audio Collections” – Splatsin Tsm7aksaltn Teaching Centre Society
  • “Unlocking Tsleil-Waututh Oral History through Audio Digitization” Project – Tsleil-Waututh Nation
  •  “A Decade of Indigenous Governance: Digitizing and Preserving UBCIC Chiefs Council Meetings (1985-1995)” – Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs
  • “Preservation and Digitization of Tahltan Knowledge and Wisdom” – Tahltan Central Council

In 2013, the Learning Centre announced the first two successful AADPP projects, from the Tsawwassen First Nation and the Upper St’át’imc Language, Culture, and Education Society.

For more information, please contact:

Sarah Dupont, Program Coordinator and Aboriginal Engagement Librarian sarah.dupont@ubc.ca 604.822.0480

Gordon Yusko, Assistant Director, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre gordon.yusko@ubc.ca 604.822.2298