Monday Magazine: A passing of the torch for Victoria’s rock music history archives. “His basso profundo voice resonating through the cafe, Glenn Parfitt digs through the memory banks for a nugget about his days managing Victoria nightclubs.”
Times Colonist: 12-year project complete: Online newspaper archive covers Victoria’s history. “After spending 12 years getting the first 122 years of this newspaper digitized and online, the University of Victoria Libraries threw a party on June 4 to celebrate completion of the project. The… website includes news about every B.C. premier and Canadian prime minister to hold office up to August 1980, along with stories on six British monarchs, 24 U.S. presidents, two world wars, the 1912 sinking of the Titanic and the 1969 moon landing.”
CBC: Prince George museum hopes to go digital with northern B.C. archival collection. “Prince George museum the Exploration Place hopes to modernize its archives by digitizing around 900,000 items so that more people can access the information.”
Georgia Straight (this is a Canadian publication, why it is called Georgia Straight I do not know): B.C. government seeks public input about potential Chinese Canadian museum. “The province and the City of Vancouver are seeking to have Vancouver’s Chinatown designated as a United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage site, and are also planning to develop a Chinese Canadian museum.” An online museum would be part of the initiative.
Times Colonist: History available at your fingertips in online archive. “Back issues of the Colonist are more accessible than ever before, thanks to a digitization project led by the University of Victoria. Back issues from 1858 to 1970 are online… and the 1970s will be added early in 2019. As John Lutz, a history professor at the University of Victoria, has said, the website is a game-changer in historical research in B.C.”
Times Colonist: New tools to dig digitally into Island papers’ past. “Historians and genealogists interested in people and communities north of Vancouver Island’s Malahat summit are gaining two new tools from Vancouver Island University. VIU Library and Special Collections is embarking on a project to reproduce in digital format early editions of the Nanaimo Daily Free Press (1874-1928) and the Cowichan Leader (1905-1928).”
CBC News: B.C. government announces database for unlicensed daycare providers. “The B.C. government has introduced a bill that would give parents access to more information about who is caring for their kids. The proposed changes would make inspection reports and complaints about unlicensed daycare providers, accessible online for a minimum of five years. That information is already available for licensed spaces.” This was confusing for me initially because I equated “unlicensed” with “illegal,” but that is not the case in Canada. This discussion thread from WhatToExpect.com helped me fill in the blanks.