Indigitization is excited to announce its newly redesigned website! After several months of hard work and dedicated focus, the site will be officially launched on July 27th, 2020. The new website is easier to navigate, more user-friendly, and is a space that more easily facilitates digital storytelling to showcase what the Indigitization team and community partners are focusing on. 

The new style guide, developed for this web project, incorporates the amazing Raven logo, designed by Tlingit artist Alison Marks (nee Bremner), and adds a splash of blue and purple colours. Our style guide was developed by the Indigitization Steering Committee and Indigenous design company, Vincent Designs. Incorporating the style in the website, designer Schuyler Lindberg added blocks of colour against the white background in a variety of gradients between the purple and blue. Using the new WordPress block editor, the layouts are clean and offer plenty of white space for readability. Speaking of readability, the new site also features a responsive design for mobile platforms. 

One of the key features of the new Indigitization site is the integrated social media buttons for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the new Flickr account. This invites diverse communication opportunities with Indigitization’s community and academic audiences. The team will frequently update content with announcements about the program, highlights of Indigenous cultural heritage institutions and their programming, Indigenous digitization initiatives, funding opportunities, workshops, and so much more. Additionally, a new opportunity to subscribe to a seasonal e-newsletter will be available through the website. Make sure that you follow us on social media or subscribe to the newsletter to stay up to date on all the exciting online content that the Indigitization program will be developing while we wait to be able to offer in-person workshops again. 

The relaunch of our website would not have been possible without the financial support of the Irving K. Barber Learning Center at UBC. We thank them for their continuous support of the Indigitization program. 

For any questions, suggestions, feedback or comments, please email in.digitization@ubc.ca

Indigitization is a B.C. based collaborative initiative between Indigenous communities and organizations, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, the Museum of Anthropology, Northern BC Archives (UNBC), the Centre for Teaching and Learning Technology, and the School for Library, Archival and Information Studies, to facilitate capacity building in Indigenous information management.

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