Introducing the Indigitization Program’s National Research Council (NRC) Canadian Indigenous Languages Technology Project

The Indigitization Program is pleased to announce the launch of our latest initiative, part of the National Research Council (NRC)’s Canadian Indigenous Languages Technology Project, aimed at collaboratively developing and making accessible manuals, tools, equipment, and instructional and training resources to support digitization efforts of language materials in Indigenous communities. Since January 2020 Indigitization and […]

Info-Maintainers Panel: Perspectives on the Maintenance of Indigenous Information, Data, and Cultural Knowledge

On October 15th, our program manager Kayla Lar-Son will be presenting on a panel along with Maui Hudson (University of Waikato), and Dr. Siobhan Wescott (University of North Dakota). The panel will be a discussion on information maintenance frameworks for Indigenous data sovereignty, and the preservation of Indigenous cultural Knowledges. More information about the event […]

Archival Appraisal and Deaccessioning

On June 15th, 2020, the Archives Association of British Columbia (AABC), along with LUCIDEA, hosted a webinar on The ABC’s of Archival Appraisal & Deaccessioning. Geared towards information professionals,this informative session outlined best practices for appraising archival records and the steps to deaccession records that do not meet an archive, museum, or libraries institutional mandate. […]

Indigitization Website Redesign

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 […]

Panel with Gerry Lawson: how COVID-19 impacts Indigenous language revitalization

Rising Voices will hold a series of virtual events discussing how “Indigenous communities in Mexico and Canada have been adopting technology and the internet as tools to promote and revitalize their native languages.” Tune into the first online exchange to hear Indigitization Program Technology Lead, Gerry Lawson, in conversation with other Indigenous language activists. The […]

Spring Workshop Update

IMPORTANT: Updated information regarding workshops and travel. As we all know, the COVID-19 outbreak continues to prompt concern for communities across Canada. The Indigitization Program is working with our institutional partners to plan safe events for all possible attendees. As a result of community dialogue and the recommendations of the British Columbia Ministry of Health, […]

Indigitization 2019 Grant Cycle is Now Open!

Indigitization is pleased to announce the eighth call for applications for the annual Indigitization Grant Program. The Indigitization Grant Program is a matching funds program supporting audio-cassette digitization in partnership with Indigenous and Aboriginal communities across British Columbia. The program seeks to facilitate communities and organizations in converting audio materials on cassette to uncompressed digital […]

Indigitization 2018 Grant Cycle is Now Open!

  Indigitization is pleased to announce the seventh call of applicants for the annual Indigitization Grant Program. The Indigitization Grant Program is a matching funds program supporting audio-cassette digitization in partnership with Indigenous and Aboriginal communities across British Columbia. The program seeks to facilitate communities and organizations in converting audio materials on cassette to uncompressed […]

2017 Cycle for Indigitization Grant Program open

Indigitization is pleased to announce the sixth call of applicants for the annual Indigitization Grant Program. The Indigitization Grant Program is a matching funds program supporting audio-cassette digitization in partnership with Indigenous and Aboriginal communities across British Columbia. The program seeks to facilitate communities and organizations in converting audio materials on cassette to uncompressed digital […]

Indigitization Futures Forum in the BCLA Journal

June’s Indigitization Futures Forum is featured in this month’s journal of the British Columbia Library Association, as an article created by Sustaining Information Practices Research Assistants, Michelle Kaczmarek and Emily Guerrero, available via the BCLA website. The article, entitled Five cohorts of Indigitization project participants unite for inaugural Indigitization Futures Forum at UBC provides an […]

Announcing Indigitization’s AADPP 2015 recipients

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 […]

Fourth funding cycle for Aboriginal Audio Digitization and Preservation Program now open

The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre is pleased to announce the fourth call for applications to its B.C. Aboriginal Audio Digitization and Preservation Program (AADPP). Matching funds for equipment, training and funding support for the conversion of audio materials on cassette to digital preservation formats are provided. The program, which accepts applications twice a year, […]

Three B.C. First Nations receive UBC funding to preserve oral histories

Three B.C. First Nations have received funding from UBC’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and the Museum of Anthropology to preserve their oral histories, traditions and culture. The latest recipients of the Aboriginal Audio Digitization and Preservation Program (AADPP) include the Tsilhqot’in National Government (Williams Lake), the Hupacasath First Nation (Port Alberni) and the Yuuł […]

Third funding cycle opens for Aboriginal Audio Digitization and Preservation Program

The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre is pleased to announce the third call for applications to its B.C. Aboriginal Audio Digitization and Preservation Program (AADPP). Matching funds for equipment, training and funding support for the conversion of audio materials on cassette to digital preservation formats are provided. The program, which accepts applications twice a year, […]

Digitizing Aboriginal knowledge: new applicants announced

Congratulations to the latest successful applicants of the Aboriginal Audio Digitization and Preservation Program! 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 […]

AADPP 2014 Application

The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre is pleased to announce the second call for applications to its B.C. Aboriginal Audio Digitization and Preservation Program (AADPP). Matching funds for equipment, training and funding support for the conversion of audio materials on cassette to digital preservation formats are provided. The program, which accepts applications twice a year, […]

Inaugural recipients selected for Aboriginal Audio Digitization and Preservation Program

Valuable oral histories, traditions and culture from two B.C. Aboriginal communities will be preserved, thanks to the Aboriginal Audio Digitization and Preservation Program (AADPP). This pilot initiative, led by UBC Library’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, provides grants for B.C. Aboriginal organizations to convert audio cassette tapes to digital formats for preservation and access. Current […]

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

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 […]