The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre is pleased to award funding to nine new projects as part of the Indigitization: Aboriginal Audio Digitization & Preservation Program (AADPP) this summer.
Since 2013, the Indigitization: Aboriginal Audio Digitization and Preservation Program (AADPP) has provided grants to B.C. Aboriginal organizations in supporting the conservation, preservation, and access of Indigenous community information resources. The six month program provides equipment, training and funding support to convert audio cassette tapes to digital formats.
This multi-faceted program provides resources for the digital conversion of at risk audio cassette materials, to support cultural preservation and revitalization efforts. Over the next six months, the following communities will be undertaking their respective projects under the guidance of program staff:
|Tsilhqot’in National Government||Preservation of Tsilhqot’in Intangible Heritage: Digitizing and Enhancing Taped Audio Interviews and Gatherings from the 1960s to 2002|
|Musqueam Indian Band||Musqueam Governance Digitization Project|
|Haida Gwaii Museum||Haida Gwaii Museum – Digitization of Audio Tapes|
|Xaad Kihlgaa Hl Suu.u Society (XKHS) / Haida Language Society||Xaad Kil Digitization Project|
|Treaty 8 Tribal Association||Understanding Traditional Land Use of the Peace Region through Elders Oral History Stories|
|Heiltsuk Cultural Education Centre||Indigitization Phase II – Towards a Digital Infrastructure|
|Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation||Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation Digitization – Tape Preservation Project|
|Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group||Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group (HTG) Audio Digitization & Preservation Project 2015|
|Wuikinuxv Nation||Wuikinuxv Tape Digitization Project|
The AADPP looks forward to welcoming representatives from each of these communities to UBC for an intensive, week-long training program later this month. Congratulations to all the recipients!
For more information on the Indigitization program, please visit the website or contact Sarah Dupont, Aboriginal Engagement Librarian.
Indigitization is a collaborative project between the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC), the First Nations Technology Council (FNTC), and three First Nations communities: Heiltsuk, Ktunaxa, and ‘Namgis. Other contributors include UBC’s Museum of Anthropology (MOA), School for Library, Archival, and Information Studies (SLAIS), and the First Nations House of Learning (FNHL).
***This press release was originally published by UBC Library http://about.library.ubc.ca/2015/06/17/announcement-of-indigitizations-aadp-2015-recipients/