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Nov 29, 2021

Digitization of Peninsula (British Columbia) News Review Improves Now Provides Public Access, Preservation of Historical Records

Sidney Museum and Archives set to launch new database for archives from 1912 to 2002.

A new database launching Dec. 1 will give the public a chance to search decades worth of Peninsula News Review archives.

The Peninsula News Review Digitization project saw the Sidney Museum and Archives digitize 46 rolls of 35 mm microfilm containing nearly 3,800 past issues of the newspaper, spanning 1912 through 2002.

Funding for the project came from the BC History Digitization Program based at the University of British Columbia’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. The program promotes increased access to British Columbia’s historical resources by supplying matching funds to digitization projects resulting in free online access to unique historical material from around the province.

The database, making the archives of the Review accessible, will make its debut on Dec. 1 at 7 p.m., when the museum staff will host a live demonstration of the Arca database.

You can read further details in an article by Wolf Depner and published in the Victoria News web site at: https://bit.ly/3li43sa.

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