October 24, 2014

Vancouver’s History Goes Digital

From the Vancouver Sun: West Vancouver’s photographic history went digital this month. Approximately 5,000 historical photos depicting more than 70 years of the district’s evolution are in the process of being converted to a digital format and posted online, thanks to the West Vancouver Memorial Library. “They really look good online,” said systems librarian Maryann […]

Canada: "The Library is Not Just a Book Warehouse Anymore"

Libraries are not and were not book warehouses but we can have that conversation another time. A library is a library a book warehouse is called a book warehouse. From a Report in The Globe and Mail About the New City Centre Public Library in Surrey, British Columbia (Official Opening in One Month) There is […]

Open Data from Canada: DataBC [British Columbia] is Now Live; First Province to Launch Open Data Portal

Direct to DataBC Web Site From TechPresident: The province of British Columbia launched an open data portal today called DataBC that allows users to access information about schools, geology faults, and much more. British Columbia became the first provincial government to launch an open data portal with DataBC, which has made approximately 2,500 data sets […]