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Scholarly Digitization Fund Grant Recipients

 

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2019 Scholarly Digitization Fund Grant Recipients

Brown, Jeremy (History) Digital Garbology: Grassroots Historical Sources from the People’s Republic of China (Phase Two)
Metadata work for the material digitized in Phase One. The metadata work will be for grassroots documents from flea markets and private vendors in China, including city, factory, and neighbourhood documents about the implementation of policies and political movements.

Clossey, Luke (History) and Ferguson, Karen (Urban Studies) The Birken Forest Monastery: A Digital Archive
Digitization plus metadata for photographs and archival documents the Birken Forest Monastery and metadata for interviews and talks by the abbot. Birken Forest Monastery was established in the Birkenhead Valley near Pemberton in 1994 by Ajahn Sona (ne Tom West), a Coquitlam, BC-born-and-bred Buddhist monk from the austere and orthodox Thai Forest Tradition of Theravada Buddhism. Birken grew into one of the most successful examples of "traditional" Buddhist monasticism in the West. 

Bai, Heesoon (Education) Collection #2 for Heesoon Bai
Digitization and metadata for papers that were not published in books and journals but were delivered as keynotes, as well as some book chapters. These will be available via Summit.

Maxwell, John (Publishing) Digitizing the Backlist of the Alcuin Society’s Amphora
Digitization of the 1967-2009 issues of the Alcuin Society journal Amphora. The Alcuin Society, widely recognized as Canada’s premiere bibliophilic society, has published its thrice-yearly journal, Amphora, since 1967. The backlist of Amphora is thus an enormous treasure trove of information and articles about the book arts and their practitioners, collections and collectors, reading, libraries, and book history in Canada.

Panchasi, Roxanne (History) Seconde Guerre mondiale Poster Project
Digitization of posters from France that depict the Second World War, the Vichy period, the Resistance, and the Liberation. These posters are held in SFU Library's Special Collections and are part of a collection of primary source documents from Second World War-era France and Germany. Digitizing the posters from the collection will be an important first step towards the preservation and sharing of these materials.

 

2018 Scholarly Digitization Fund Grant Recipients

Anderson, Peter (Communication) Media and Social Change: A Personal Chronology: Phase 4
This is the final phase of the digitization of Professor Anderson’s policy studies, government submissions, conference papers, and other material, most of which chronicles the early use of communication systems for community development and other social applications.

Battershill, Claire (English) The Prud’homme Library
The Prud’homme Library is an imaginary private library and archive that combines creative writing and visual art supplemented with real archival objects sourced from private, civic, provincial, and national archives from across Canada to creatively examine the ways we construct Canada’s own history, fictions, narratives, and national myths. SDF funding will digitize the real historical items that inspire the fiction that frames this project. a digital archive of all Geography undergraduate honours theses. These will be made available via Summit. 

Brown, Jeremy (History) Digital Garbology: Grassroots Historical Sources from the People’s Republic of China
Digitizing grassroots documents from flea markets and private vendors in China, including city, factory, and neighbourhood documents
about the implementation of policies and political movements.

Driver, Jonathan (Archaeology) A Digital Archive for Tse’K’wa
Digitization More than 30 years work at the archaeological site of Tse’K’wa has produced a large collection of documents that relate to the original excavations and subsequent analyses. SFU is working with a consortium of nations from within the Treaty 8 Tribal Council to repatriate all materials from Tse’K’wa. This project will concentrate on digitizing and making available paper records made during excavation, photographic records of the excavation and materials recovered, drawings of artifacts, handwritten/typewritten analysis of some materials.

 

2017 Scholarly Digitization Fund Grant Recipients

Anderson, Peter (Communication)Media and Social Change: A Personal Chronology: Phase 3
This is phase three of the digitization of Professor Anderson’s policy studies, government submissions, conference papers, and other material, most of which chronicles the early use of communication systems for community development and other social applications.

Blomley, Nick (Geography)
Create a digital archive of all Geography undergraduate honours theses. These will be made available via Summit. 

Henry, Daniel (Contemporary Arts)
Digitizing selected material from the 2003-2005 SSHRC initiative Transnet (Transdisciplinary Network for Performance and Technology). 

Droumeva, Milena (Communication)
The World Soundscape Project: Open Archive Portal Phase II. The second phase of the project to apply metadata to the School of Communication’s World Soundscape Project to make this data available through Radar, SFU’s data repository. 

Hussey, Matthew (English)
Digitization of earlier volumes of Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts in Microfiche Facsimile (ASMMF) in order to make these early volumes freely available online. The project will use Open Monographs Press.

Keough, Willeen (History & Centre for Scottish Studies)  
Metadata work and making available the online Celtic Connection newspaper from 2004 - the present. Earlier issues have already been digitized and are available via Digital Collections.

Maxwell, John (Publishing)
Second phase of the digitization of the Wosk-McDonald Aldine Collection in SFU Library's Special Collections. This second phase of digitization goes beyond 1515, into the period of the Aldine Press run by Andrea Torresani.  

Myles, Brian (Bill Reid Centre)
Digitization of seven categories of the George and Joanne MacDonald Northwest Coast Visual Archive.  The categories include images of stone art, bowls, and baskets and woven hats.

Reder, Deanna (First Nations Studies)
Digitization of past syllabi, lecture notes, research notes, and correspondence of at least three founding academics who helped establish Indigenous literary studies in Canada:  the late Dr. Renate Eigenbrod, (University of Manitoba); Dr. Margery Fee, (University of BC); Dr. Hartmut Lutz (University of Greisfeld, Germany). 

Suzanne Villeneuve (Archaeology)
Digitization and description of documentation from the Keatley Creek Archaeological Research Program for deposit in Radar.

 

2016 Scholarly Digitization Fund Grant Recipients

Clossey, Luke (History)
Global Jesus Images  Digitization Project. A project to apply metadata to 1000s of photographs in Professor Clossey’s collection of images of early-modern Jesus. This will allow the images to be made available online via the SFU Library.

Droumeva, Milena (Communication)
The World Soundscape Project: Open Archive Portal. A project to apply metadata to the School of Communication’s World Soundscape Project to make this data available through Radar, SFU’s data repository. 

Hartse, Joel Heng (Education)
Digitizing the archive of the Canadian Journal for Studies of Discourse and Writing/Redactologie. This project will digitize the back issues of the Canadian Journal for Studies of Discourse and Writing to add to the existing issues already online using the Open Journals System (OJS) software. 

Hayden, Brian (Archaeology)
Southeast Asia Field Data Digitization. The purpose of this project is to allow the field data that Hayden and his students collected in Southeast Asia from 1994 – 2001 to be digitally archived in Radar and made available to future researchers. Includes 3500 pages of field notes and 300  inventories and maps.

Hendrigan, Holly (Library)
TechBC Memory Project Metadata Upgrade. Purpose of funding is for (1) professional transcription of the audio files and (2) indexing assistance with the OHMS (Oral History Metadata Synchronizer) application for deposit of the oral histories in the Library’s digital repository. 

Linley, Margaret (English)
Lake District, Phase 5. This project will scan remaining Lake District books in Special Collections and to update and correct the existing digital bibliography into a peer-reviewed aggregated, and indexed descriptive bibliography housed within a digital archive freely open and accessible to scholars, students, and the public. 

Pasquier, Philippe (SIAT), Eigenfeldt, Arne (SCA)
EDM Symbolic Corpus. A project to transcribe into a digital discrete notation format a corpus of electronic dance music (EDM) files in order to make the corpus available with transcriptions (symbolic information) to allow for research with and on EDM.  

Shapiro, Lisa (Philosophy)
New Narratives in Philosophy Digital Collection. The project aims to build a digital collection of primary sources of primarily 17th and 18th Century women thinkers. This will complement Project Vox at Duke University.  

Stefanucci, Tracy (Publishing)
The Makara Project. Digitization of Makara Magazine, an art magazine published by a Vancouver women’s graphic arts co-op in the late 1970s.

Stephen, Tamon (Mathematics) Analytics Now. The purpose of this project is to move previous issues of Analytics Now into the Open Journal Systems software and to have the journal hosted online through OJS at SFU. Analytics Now is a journal published by the Operations Research Student Union (ORSU) of SFU.

2015 Scholarly Digitization Fund Grant Recipients

Anderson, Peter. (Communication)
Media and Social Change: A Personal Chronology: Phase 2
This is phase two of the digitization of Professor Anderson’s policy studies, government submissions, conference papers, and other material, most of which chronicles the early use of communication systems for community development and other social applications.

Clay, Allyson. (Contemporary Arts)
Digitization of video works ,1997 – 2009.
This will cover the digitization of five of Clay's video installations, digitization of photo documentation of the installations and companion components, as well as the digitization of her undigitized artist books. 

Crooks, Valorie. (Geography)
Digitization of Geography Discussion Papers
This project will digitize the entire set of Geography Discussion Papers produced primarily by past members of the Department of Geography as well as 30 hardbound Masters Theses and Dissertations that were not previously digitized.

Fong, Deanna (English)
Fred Wah Digital Bibliography and Archive
Phase two of the digitization of selected materials from the Fred Wah fonds at SFU Library’s Special Collections.

Gerontology Research Centre
2015: 24th Friesen Conference: Harnessing Technology for Aging-in-Place.
To support the filming and online hosting in Summit of the sessions from the 24th Friesen Conference: Harnessing Technology for Aging-in-Place.

Keough, Willeen (History, GSWS)
Digitization of Celtic Connection
Digitization of all issues of the Celtic Connection from its inception in 1991 to the present. The Celtic Connection is published in the Lower Mainland and has played a vital role in creating and maintaining a sense of community among Irish, Scottish and Welsh populations in the Canadian west and US northwest. The newspaper is a vital source for academics, students and community members interested in research on a wide range of Irish/Scottish/Welsh studies of the twentieth century.

Linley, Margaret (English)
SFU Lake District Scholarly Digitization Project: Phase Four, 2014
The fourth phase of a project to create a digital archive of the outstanding rare book Lake District Collection held in SFU Library’s Special Collections. The SFU Lake District Collection Scholarly Digitization Project will overhaul the original online bibliography and substantially expand access to the SFU Lake District Collection.

MacLean, Derryl (History – CCSMSC)
Cleveland Collection Digitization Project
Phase three of the project to digitize a portion of the “William and Gretchen Cleveland Arabic Collection” in SFU Library Special Collections. The Collection consists of approximately three hundred Arabic books and is rich in first edition Beirut and Cairo imprints in history, memoirs, travelogues, and novels. The Cleveland Collection Digitization Project of the Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures (CCSMSC-SFU) aims to convert to digital format many of these Arabic works for which copyright issues have been resolved.

Maxwell, John (Publishing)
Aldine Collection Digitization Project
Digitization of materials printed by the famed 15th and 16th century Venetian printer Aldus Manutius from the world-class selection of Aldines in the "Wosk-McDonald collection" in SFU Library Special Collections. The project proposes to create an online, digital resource for scholars the world over by turning these rare and invaluable books into a digitized collection available for perusal on the open Web – making these books ‘public’ for the first time in five centuries.

Reilly, Kathleen (Communication)
Digitization of Undergraduate Capstone projects (1990-2015).
This project will digitize and make available via Summit the approximately 60 undergraduate honours capstone projects written by Communication Honours students. Benefits of this digitization include making these capstones easily available to current honours students and to permanently capture an important element of the School of Communication's institutional memory.

2014 Scholarly Digitization Fund Grant Recipients

Anderson, Peter. (Communication)
Media and Social Change: A Personal Chronology: Phase 2
This is phase two of the digitization of Professor Anderson’s policy studies, government submissions, conference papers, and other material, most of which chronicles the early use of communication systems for community development and other social applications.

Bill Reid Centre
George and Joanne MacDonald Northwest Coast Slide Collection
This project will digitize 237 slides of feast spoons and ladles; 345 slides of shamanic objects; and 600 slides of warfare objects from the George and Joanne MacDonald slide collection of Northwest Coast First Nations.

Chenier, Elise (History)
Interracial Intimacies: An Online Archives and Teaching Tool
Interracial Intimacies: Sex and Race in Toronto, 1910 to 1950 is an online teaching tool and archives based on Chenier’s 2014 article “Sex, Intimacy, and Desire among Men of Chinese Heritage and Women of Non-Asian Heritage in Toronto, 1910 to 1950” published in Urban History Review. It was long assumed that men of Chinese heritage who migrated to Canada, the US. Australia and other nations lived overseas as bachelors, but in this research Chenier shows that in fact men partnered with non-Asian women, and enjoyed a somewhat normal family life.
The project was created ensure that anyone who wanted to find out more about the history of interracial relationships could access the materials I have gathered.
It was also created as a way to help undergraduate and graduate students learn how to think like a historian.

Chinnery, Ann (Education)
Digitization of Paideusis
This project will provide for the digitization of 1987-2001 issues of the journal Paideusis: Journal of the Canadian Philosophy of Education Society. Once the digitization of these issues is complete, the entire run of the journal will be freely available online using the Open Journal Systems (OJS) software available from the Public Knowledge Project. It is of considerable importance to the field of philosophy of education in Canada to have this material easily accessible since much of the early “institutional memory” of philosophy of education in Canada, and several key articles that could be said to have defined the field here, are currently only available in about 70 hard copies of the journal in libraries and personal collections across the country.

Dodd, Janey and Ryan Fitzpatrick (English)
Calgary Poetics Archive
The digitization of 268 chapbooks from housepress, a Calgary small press publisher. These books are all available in SFU Library’s Special Collections. This work will support the development of the Calgary Poetics Archive, a digital archive and comprehensive bibliography of small press chapbooks produced in Calgary between 1990-2010. Over the past two decades, Calgary has been an emergent site for avant-garde (experimental, innovative, etc) poetry and poetics.

Fong, Deanna (English)
Fred Wah Digital Bibliography and Archive
Digitization of selected materials from the Fred Wah fonds at SFU Library’s Special Collections, as well as an updating of Dr. Susan Rudy’s Wah bibliography.

Gerontology Research Centre
2014: 23rd Friesen Conference: Housing Alternatives for an Aging Population
To support the filming and online hosting in Summit of the sessions from the 23rd Friesen Conference – Housing Alternatives for an Aging Population

Linley, Margaret (English)
SFU Lake District Scholarly Digitization Project: Phase Three, 2014
The third phase of a project to create a digital archive of the outstanding rare book Lake District Collection held in SFU Library’s Special Collections. The SFU Lake District Collection Scholarly Digitization Project will overhaul the original online bibliography and substantially expand access to the SFU Lake District Collection.

MacLean, Derryl (History – CCSMSC)
Cleveland Collection Digitization Project
Phase two of the project to digitize a portion of the “William and Gretchen Cleveland Arabic Collection” in SFU Library Special Collections. The Collection consists of approximately three hundred Arabic books and is rich in first edition Beirut and Cairo imprints in history, memoirs, travelogues, and novels. The Cleveland Collection Digitization Project of the Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures (CCSMSC-SFU) aims to convert to digital format many of these Arabic works for which copyright issues have been resolved.

McCartney, Dale (History – Morgan Center for Labour Studies)
Digitizing the British Columbia Federationist newspaper
The digitization, from a microfilm source, of a seminal labour newspaper from BC’s history. This project will would digitize a fourteen-year run, from 18 November 1907 (Volume 4, Number 47) to the final issue as the Federationist, 5 June 1925 (17, 23).

ross, annie (First Nations Studies)
Testimony, Testimonio: Environmental Justice and Activism
Testimonio style interviews, created by students in FNST 433 (Indigenous Environmental Justice and Activism), mark, record, and create a databank of information for present and future researchers to understand contemporary struggles for justice from a primarily First Nations experience, and how these current struggles are the latest in a long history of compromised rights in Canada.

2013 Scholarly Digitization Fund Grant Recipients

John R. Welch, Dept. of Archaeology & and School of Resource and Environmental Management
Digital Publication of Additional Documents on the History and Management of White Mountain Apache Lands, Arizona
The SFU White Mountain Apache Collection is a digital collection of documentary records developed in support of both White Mountain Apache Tribe (WMAT) and US Government positions in a series of mid to latter 20th century court cases relating to WMAT land claims, water rights and other socioeconomic matters. Recent Arizona field research into unauthorized removal of artifacts from the Fort Apache historic district has led to further US government documents and maps relating to the history and the history and management of Fort Apache as a cavalry post (1870–1922) and Indian residential school (1923–present). The materials are distinct from and add a crucial dimension to the existing online collection because of the pivotal roles Fort Apache plays in local and regional history. The digitized materials will be added to the existing White Mountain Apache Collection (http://cufts2.lib.sfu.ca/CRDB/BVAS/resource/12039).

Andrea Geiger, Dept. of History
Japanese Canadian Oral History Digitization Project
This is an ongoing project the purpose of which is to assist in the digitization of the Japanese Canadian Oral History Collection (audio files) in the possession of the Nikkei National Museum (formerly known as the Japanese Canadian National Museum) in Burnaby, B.C., in return for the opportunity to make these audio files available to the world through the SFU Library’s online resource Japanese Canadian Oral History Collection http://cufts2.lib.sfu.ca/CRDB/BVAS/resource/12041 in accord with agreements between the NNM (JCNM) and the SFU Library. The audio collection is comprised of oral history interviews with Japanese Canadians recorded on cassette tapes on topics ranging from early immigration; their participation in various pre-war industries including fishing, farming and the lumber industries; and their internment during World War II
The NNM (JCNM) collection has expanded over the course of the last two years and now consists of some 480 audio interview tapes, the earliest of which were recorded in the 1970’s. The audio files average 1-2 hours in length for a total of approximately 850 hours of recordings. Most are in English while some are in Japanese.
These oral histories are a rich source for the study of immigration history, ethnic history, Japanese Canadian history, the history of British Columbia, and oral history at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, this collection adds an important dimension to the SFU Library’s growing oral history collection.

Leith Davis, Dept. of English and Centre for Scottish Studies
Scottish Voices From the West Oral History Project, Part 2
This funding is to continue work on the Centre for Scottish Studies’ “Scottish Voices From the West” Oral History Project. The project is designed as a tool for scholars as well as a means of engaging members of the Scottish diaspora in the process of making public history. Phase I of the project consisted of the digitization and summarizing of 25 taped interviews conducted in 2004-05. These are currently available online at: http://content.lib.sfu.ca/cdm/search/collection/soh. Phase 2 of the project consists of 30 interviews which have been collected since 2010. With help from community volunteers as well as Dr. Willeen Keough of the Department of History and Leith Davis, these new interviews have been done using digital recording devices. The interviews, which each last approximately 3-4 hours, contain valuable material that adds to our understanding of the Scottish diaspora and the formation of diasporic identity. These files need to be summarized and added to the existing resource in order to make them accessible to, and useful for, scholars and members of the public.

Bill Reid Centre for Northwest Coast Art Studies
Adelaide de Menil Collection: Haida Villages
The de Menil collection covers villages and monuments from seven language groups on the coast. It totals over 8,000 separate images located on 328 contact sheets and on 8.5 x 11 prints. These are first generation prints and contact sheets have been well maintained and are in excellent condition. Much of the scanning of the prints and contact sheets has already been done. The Scholarly Digitization Fund will be used to begin processing images pertaining to the Haida speaking people and their villages. Processing entails cropping, editing, titling, and adding metadata to the images. The collection will be added to the SFU Library’s Bill Reid Centre Collection (http://cufts2.lib.sfu.ca/CRDB/BVAS/resource/11055). The Haida images taken by de Menil include coverage of 17 villages. There are 211 studio prints and 140 contact sheets. Each contact sheet contains approximately 24 images per sheet. Therefore, the approximate number of images for the Haida is 3,571.

Derryl MacLean, Dept. of History – The Center for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures
Digitization of William and Gretchen Cleveland Arabic Collection
A proposal to digitize a portion of the “William and Gretchen Cleveland Arabic Collection” in SFU Library Special Collections. The Collection consists of approximately three hundred Arabic books and is rich in first edition Beirut and Cairo imprints in history, memoirs, travelogues, and novels. The Cleveland Collection Digitization Project of the Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures (CCSMSC-SFU) aims to convert to digital format many of these Arabic works for which copyright issues have been resolved.
The Cleveland Collection Digitization Project aims to digitize about forty-five books.

Margaret Linley; Rebecca Dowson, Eric Swanick – Dept. of English; SFU Library
SFU Lake District Collection Scholarly Digitization Project, Part II
The purpose of the SFU Lake District Collection Scholarly Digitization Project is to create a digital archive of the outstanding rare book Lake District Collection held in SFU Bennett Library’s Special Collections and to overhaul the original online bibliography with the purpose of substantially expanding access to the Lake District Collection. The project is being conducted over three phases. Phase One began in June 2012 with the support of an SFU Scholarly Digitization Grant and matching funds from a Department of English FIC Award. This application is for Phase Two to continue the digitization and descriptive metadata work initiated last year and produce the following outcomes:

  • scan the next set of books as images and as searchable text (approximately a quarter of the collection) and deposit them in a cohesive and accessible data management system (CONTENTdm);
  • create a pilot project of selected digitized samples for testing the metadata framework for an interactive and searchable platform for accessing the database;
  • update and expand the current online bibliography for a 10th anniversary re-launch in fall 2013.

Heesoon Bai, Faculty of Education
Collected Works of Professor Bai
This project will digitize Professor Heesoon Bai’s collection of publications so far. This collection, spanning 11 years, includes book chapters and academic journal articles in paper and electronic formats. Dr. Bai believes that better access to his work would be afforded to the scholarly community and public, by digitizing it as an e-collection, thus making it freely available via Summit, the SFU Research Repository.

SFU Gerontology Research Centre
Digitization of presentations of 22nd Friesen Conference: Taboo Topics in Residential Care
The grant will pay for the digital video recording of presentations from the 22nd Friesen Conference, hosted at SFU, and for the metadata work required to describe the presentations. The presentations will be made available via Summit, the SFU Research Repository.

2012 Scholarly Digitization Fund Grant Recipients

Peter Anderson – School of Communication
The digitization of Professor Anderson’s policy studies, government submissions, conference papers, and other material, most of which chronicles the early use of communication systems for community development and other social applications.

Bill Reid Centre
Digitization of the George F. Macdonald Field Photography collection, a collection of photographs from between 1966 and 1975 documenting archaeological digs and the monumental art of the Tsimshian and Gitxsan peoples of British Columbia.

Elise Chenier – Dept. of History
Bachelors and China Dolls: Sex and Race in Postwar Toronto’s Chinatown, 1920-1970
Digitization of photographs from a private collection and of newspaper articles about Chinese Canadians and white women (Chinadolls) in Toronto’s Chinatown, published between 1920 and 1962 (due to copyright restrictions) in the Toronto Chinese press. It will also include interviews with people concerning everyday life in Toronto’s Chinatown and the experiences of mixed-race couples and children in Toronto’s Chinatown.

Andrea Geiger – Dept. of History
Japanese Canadian Oral History Digitization Project
A continuation of the Japanese Canadian Oral History Project begun in 2011, which involves digitizing the Japanese Canadian Oral History Collection in the possession of the Japanese Canadian National Museum in Burnaby. These digitized oral histories (over 400 tapes of 1-2 hours each) will be hosted by the SFU Library. The collection is comprised of interviews with Japanese Canadians on topics ranging from early immigration; their participation in various pre WWII industries including fishing, farming and forestry; and internment during WWII.

Gerontology Research Centre
Money awarded to offset a portion of the production cost of created a web-ready video of selected portions of the 21st John K. Friesen conference “Innovations in Home Care: A Public Policy Perspective”

Margaret Linley – Dept. of English
SFU Lake District Collection Scholarly Digitization Project.
Purpose is to create a digital archive of the outstanding rare book Lake District Collection held in SFU Library’s Special Collections. The SFU Lake District Collection Scholarly Digitization Project will overhaul the original online bibliography and substantially expand access to the SFU Lake District Collection. This project will cover phase one of this three phase project.

Alexis Ohman – Dept. of Archaeology
Digitization of “Codrington Papers: West Indies Correspondence” from Microfilm.
This project will create a digital archive of the Codrington family’s West Indies correspondence. The Codrington family held numerous estates throughout the Caribbean region and will be of value to historians, archaeologist and other researchers in plantation studies.

annie ross – Dept. of First Nations Studies
Making Due with Us, Justice: Community and Homeland / Ghosts of Vancouver.
This project will make available boriginal oral testimonies. These are video interviews with individuals in B.C., those with first-hand experiences concerning social and environmental justice such as Ernie Crey, Lori-Ann Ellis, Jamie Lee Hamilton, as well as freedom of speech and wild salmon with Alexandra Morton and Don Staniford, among others..

Gary Teeple – Dept. of Sociology
Canadian Farmworkers Union Project
This is phase two of the Canadian Farmworkers Union Project, a SFU online resource. Phase two will include the digitization and preservation of CFU multimedia assets held by SFU Library’s Special Collections and their inclusion in the on-line website. The CFU media items to be digitized include: three videos produced by the Canadian Farmworkers Union; thirty audio oral history interviews with CFU principals; and, scanning recently acquired 35mm negatives and photos of CFU activities in the 1980s.

SFU Women’s Centre
SFU Women’s Centre Live and Digitized
Selected publications and records of the SFU Women’s Centre will be digitized for this project to show the work of the Centre since its inception in 1974. Due to copyright issues and privacy issues regarding the records, this project was put on hold.

2011 Scholarly Digitization Fund Grant Recipients

Bill Reid Centre for Northwest Coast Art Studies digitization of the Adelaide de Menil Collection. de Menil travelled with artist Bill Reid and together they explored the West Coast from Vancouver Island to southeast Alaska, making a record of the monumental art and architecture of the Northwest Coast First Nations. de Menil took 5000 photos during her travels along the coast. This project will digitize the images of the Kwakwaka’wakw villages (800 images) of the Central Coast of BC.

Cindy Patton (Sociology and Anthropology)
Digitization of Sexual Health Reports (1979-1993) to the Community Health Online Digital Archive Research Resource (CHODARR). CHODARR is hosted by the SFU Library. The newsletter was published by the National Coalition of Gay Sexually Transmitted Diseases Services, a US activist organization that carried health-related updates about STDs for an audience of medical, paraprofessional and community organizations. This collection will fit well within the current BC-based HIV collection. Many sites hold individual issues of Sexual Health Reports, but only two known sets of the entire newsletter. CHODARR will have the only digital version of the Sexual Health Reports.

Allyson Clay (Contemporary Arts)
Digitization of text and images that comprised Professor Clay’s art practice from 1989-2006. This body of work represents a historical moment in contemporary art when the literal use of the feminine subjective voice was strategically inserted into artworks to interrupt and question traditional modernist canons.

Stephen Collis (English)
Digitization of selected audio recordings of four poets presently held in cassette tape form in SFU Library’s Contemporary Literature Collection in Special Collections – Canadian poets Robin Blaser, Frank Davey and bp Nichol and American poet Michael McClure. Digitizing these works will result in the two-fold benefit of making the recordings widely accessible and of also of preserving them from deterioration.

John Craig (History)
Digitization of London Parish Accounts (1536-1642) currently held on microfilm at SFU Library. These accounts provide historians, literary scholars and bibliographers with invaluable information about the dissemination, ownership, prices and possession of key texts in early modern England. This project will only proceed once approval has been obtained from the Genealogical Society of Utah to digitize the microfilm. This project was unable to proceed as permission could not be obtained from the Genealogical Society of Utah.

Andrea Geiger (History)
Funding to continue the work of digitizing the Japanese Canadian Oral History Collection in the possession of the Japanese Canadian National Museum in Burnaby. These digitized oral histories (350 tapes of 1-2 hours each) will be hosted by the SFU Library. The collection is comprised of interviews with Japanese Canadians on topics ranging from early immigration; their participation in various pre WWII industries including fishing, farming and forestry; and internment during WWII.

Kate Hennessy (SIAT)
Digitization of photographic material from the Scowlitz Artifact Assemblage Project. The Scowlitz site is at the confluence of the Harrison and Fraser Rivers and was the focus of intensive archaeological excavations between 1992 and 1999. These activities were hosted by Scowlitz First Nation in partnership with SFU, UBC and Sto:lo Nation archeologists. Digitization of this work will make drastically increase the amount of Scowlitz material available online (UBC has already digitized their collection) and will realize the goal of the Reciprocal Research Network to digitally unite the Scowlitz Artifact Assemblage Project.

Patricia Gruben (Contemporary Arts)
Digitization of Gruben’s 1978 16mm film Central Character. The film is an experimental film which was featured in several international festivals and written about extensively and was recently selected for inclusion in a collection of Canadian experimental films curated by Richard Martin.

Gerontology Research Centre
Money awarded to offset a portion of the production cost of created a web-ready video of selected portions of the upcoming 20th John K. Friesen conference “Growing Old in a Changing climate : Exploring the Interface between Population Aging and Global Warming”.

Mary-Ellen Kelm (History)
Rodeo in Western Canada - Indigenous - Settler Communities. Digitization of work collected in the course of research into rodeos across Western Canada. This research probed the role that First Nations and Metis played in the rodeo and how that involvement influenced the development of the sport and the communities who hosted the rodeos. Works to be digitized include archival records, oral history transcripts, and clippings from newspapers in Western Canada now in the public domain.

Mark Leier (History)
British Columbia Post Card collection. Digitization of approximately 2000 of the 8000 BC post cards held in Special Collections.

2010 Scholarly Digitization Fund Grant Recipients

John Welch (REM / Archaeology)
White Mountain Apache Tribe. Digitizing materials, primarily US Government documents, from White Mountain Apache Tribe in Arizona. 
 
Paul Budra (Faculty Arts and Social Sciences)
Vancouver Punk Rock Posters. Further digitization of Special Collections’ punk posters, the magazine Snotrag and 15 minutes of music digitization.
 
Stephen Collis (English) 
Robin Blaser audio tapes. Digitization of selected Robin Blaser audio tapes in Special Collections.
 
Mark Leier (History)
Mai 1968 protest posters from Paris. Digitization of 297 Mai ’68 posters that are held in Special Collections. 
 
Leith Davis (English and Centre for Scottish Studies)
Scottish Voices from the West Oral History Project. Digitization of audio tapes of oral histories of Scottish immigrants to Canada. 
 
Gerontology Research Centre 
Digitize paper studies and reports published by the Gerontology Research Centre
 
Indigenous Student’s Centre 
Indigenous Academia. Digitize works of aboriginal scholarship carried out at SFU or of interest to SFU and the wider aboriginal community.
 
Digitize the Ruth Wynn Woodward collection of scholarly papers, as well as newsletters and related documents, in the GSWS department.