BC History Digitization Program

The British Columbia History Digitization Program promotes increased access to British Columbia’s historical resources by providing matching funds to undertake digitization projects that will result in free online access to our unique provincial historical material.

The British Columbia History Digitization Program demonstrates the Learning Centre’s dedication to sharing knowledge and supporting education by making local information resources available to people throughout the province and beyond.

2016 application deadline is Friday December 11, 2015.

Successful projects:

2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015

Application information

2016/17 Application Form


Private or public institutions and agencies that have the preservation of historical British Columbia materials as part of their mandate are eligible for funding. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, libraries, archives, museums and post-secondary institutions.

If you answer “YES” to the following questions, you are eligible to apply:

Does your project propose digitization of unique BC historical content?
Will your organization/institution be able to provide free online access to the digitized material for the foreseeable future?
Does your organization/institution own or cleared copyright for the material to be digitized?
Are the materials to be digitized already been appraised, selected and includes basic metadata?
Is this a new project or a new portion of an existing project?*
*The BCHDP does fund multi-year projects but applications must indicate the budget and scope for the current year.

Report submission guidelines

Please check your BC History Digitization Program Agreement for report deadlines. 2015 recipients should contact Chris Hives, with questions regarding reports.

Interim Report

Final Report

For more program information please contact:

Chris Hives
Coordinator, BC History Digitization Program
University Archivist, UBC Library
chris.hives@ubc.ca or 604-827-3951