Winter Road Trip!

We hit the road one last time for the year to drop off some materials we had on loan from Naramata Museum since the summer and pick-up more materials! During our last trip to Naramata in the summer, we had picked up Naramata Co-op Growers’ Exchange meeting minutes and Irrigation District minute book, which are now digitized and can be found here.

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 18:32

Experience Profile - Eloise

Hi! My name is Eloise and I’m entering the second year of my B.A in computer science at UBC-O. Before moving to the Okanagan, I lived in France for 18 years and built robots. Although digital humanities is not directly related to my degree, digitizing materials will probably increase my computer fluency and develop my problem-solving skills which are both great skills to have for the future.  I joined the team in September and have been scanning materials for various Okanagan repositories and museums for the project. Currently, I am scanning photograph albums for Sicamous. 


Monday, October 29, 2018 - 18:55

Experience Profile – Dom Imnamkhao

Hi! I’m Dom Imnamkhao and I recently joined the Digitized Okanagan History team. I am a 4th Year International student from Thailand and I’m currently majoring in International Relations at UBC Okanagan. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of an International Relations major, one of the few subjects I focus on is history, so I feel that this is a great hands-on experience with primary documents that allow us to learn and understand our history.

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 18:43

Experience Profile - Sabrina Cui

My name is Sabrina Cui and I recently joined the Okanagan Special Collections team as a undergraduate student assistant. I am currently attending the University of British Columbia at the Okanagan campus as a fourth year psychology major. With my academic background, I am very interested in the accessibility of archival materials to the general public. I have always been intrigued by the preservation and restoration of archival materials. I hope this unique oppurtunity will allow me to develop and integrate my current understanding of aspects pertaining to digitization.

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 13:54

Fall Road Trips!

As summer drew to a close, we spent some time on the road to visit a couple of local museums to digitize some materials on-site. The first stop was Enderby & District Museum and Archives to digitize The Shuswap Country, a self-published photograph album documenting Erskine Burnett's travels throughout central/southern British Columbia. The drive up to Enderby was so lovely, and it felt as if we were driving through a postcard. The first signs of autumn were visible on the trees, with hues of greens, yellows and reds kissing the landscape. We arrived on-site to a busy museum.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 14:24

Experience Profile – Kayla Hilstob

Hello all! My name is Kayla Hilstob and I have recently joined the Digitized Okanagan History team.

This summer, I completed my Master of Library and Information Studies at UBC Vancouver. My role in this project is to research and plan how we may include local historic newspapers in the DOH project. I will be exploring what’s out there, and how we may work with our partners to digitize and make it publicly available on this site.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 15:25

What It's Like Working For DOH - Summer 2018 Highlights Video

Our student staff allow us to continue to enhance access to the rich history of the Okanagan region by elevating the discoverability and accessibility of the region’s archival resources. Over the course of the summer, our graduate co-op student Allison was instrumental in helping grow the DOH repository. Allison made an informative video highlighting their experience working with DOH. During their time on the project, they helped us upload over 20,000 digitized items to the DOH repository!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 12:57

Experience Profile – Jennifer Deol

My name is Jennifer and I am a graduate student at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Vancouver campus in the Master’s of Library and Information Sciences program at the iSchool.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 13:06

Summer 2018 Accomplishments

The summer is starting to wind down here at Digitized Okanagan History, and we’re proud to say we’ve completed a significant amount of digitization work over the last few months.

Digitization this Summer

This summer we have prepared over 20,000 individual objects and pages for upload! These materials are full of valuable local history that will be of great interest to researchers and residents of the Okanagan.

Please keep an eye on our website over the next few weeks as we share the:

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 14:19

Experience Profile – Edmund Nilson

I am a second year University of British Columbia student, studying at the Vancouver campus. I’m currently planning on majoring in History and am finding that DOH work aligns closely with my field of interest, as it is not only a fascinating glimpse into the process of digitization but an opportunity to stumble across some captivating sources related to a broad swathe of Okanagan history.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 13:06

North Okanagan Road Trip

Last summer our team toured the Okanagan, visiting numerous museums and archives. We would set-up in their spaces and spend 3 days digitizing as much as possible, then turn around and head back home to Kelowna. We had a lot of fun and made some great connections. This summer, however, we’ve adopted a slightly different model for digitization. We are now mostly borrowing items from our partners for a few weeks to digitize them in-house at UBC Okanagan.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 17:31


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