New funding program for B.C. Aboriginal Audio Digitization & Preservation

UBC Library’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre has created a new grant for B.C. Aboriginal organizations to convert audio cassette tapes to digital formats for preservation and access. The program will provide equipment, training and funding support for up to six projects per year, with applications accepted twice a year.

The deadline for applications is extended to August 15, 2013 (not July 15 as previously advertised). Funding is available for up to $15,000 per project. Please see the application for requirements around matching funds.

Application information, including eligibility, is available in  PDF format and Microsoft Office Word format.


The Aboriginal Audio Digitization and Preservation Program is a collaborative project between the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC), the First Nations Technology Council (FNTC), and UBC’s Museum of Anthropology (MOA). Other contributors include the three First Nations communities of Heiltsuk, Ktunaxa, and ‘Namgis, the School for Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS) and the First Nations House of Learning (FNHL).

It is a part of the Indigitization Program, which focuses on the conservation and preservation of Indigenous community information resources.

For further information contact:

Sarah Dupont,
Program Coordinator and Aboriginal Engagement Librarian
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
1961 East Mall
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z1 Canada
Gordon Yusko,
Assistant Director, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
1961 East Mall
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z1 Canada