CBC: Yukon geologists raid the archives to aid ongoing search for gold

CBC: Yukon geologists raid the archives to aid ongoing search for gold. “Hundreds of detailed maps — along with field notebooks and other records — are held in Ottawa by Libraries and Archives Canada. [Sydney] Van Loon and [Jeff] Bond have been spending time there, looking through piles of material to find things that may be of interest. Turns out, there’s a lot that’s of interest. So far, the geologists have scanned about 850 maps and thousands of pages of geological data — including 12,000 exploration drill holes — and they’re nowhere near being done.”

Manager’s Corner: KYUK Receives Funding To Digitize Historic Footage (KYUK)

KYUK: Manager’s Corner: KYUK Receives Funding To Digitize Historic Footage. “KYUK has documented life in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta since 1971, resulting in a massive collection of audio and video tapes – over 12,000 items! From dance festivals in Mountain Village to traditional kayak building in Bethel, KYUK has been there capturing it all. Because we no longer have the antiquated machines needed to play the recordings back, much of the content has been impossible to access until now. With this funding, KYUK will digitize roughly 2,000 tapes over the next two years and put them online for all to enjoy.”

Now Available: Northwest Boreal Science and Management Research Tool

Discovered thanks to a nice e-mail from Steven J – the Northwest Boreal Science and Management Research Tool. From his e-mail: “The Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative is pleased to announce the launch of the Northwest Boreal Science and Management Research Tool. Explore thousands of curated scholarly articles, state and federal resource reports, land management plans, and more. Each entry includes geographic information about the area of study, allowing users to draw a box on a map to narrow searches to information directly related to a specific region in Alaska, the Yukon, British Columbia, and Northwest Territories. This project is a collaboration among Alaska Resources Library & Information Services (ARLIS), Alaska Climate Science Center, DataBasin, and Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative.”