B.C. History Digitization Program open for applications

Applications are being accepted for the next round of funding from the British Columbia History Digitization Program (BCHDP).

This initiative, launched by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre in 2006, provides matching funds to help libraries, archives, museums and other organizations around the province digitize materials that tell the tale of B.C.’s history. Past projects have involved the digitization of newspapers, city directories, oral histories, plant and animal specimens, photographs, maps and more.

For the 2011/12 fiscal year, the B.C. History Digitization Program is providing about $180,000 in total, in amounts up to $15,000. Altogether, BCHDP funding has totalled more than $820,000 for 98 projects throughout British Columbia.

Find out more about the BCHDP and the application process.