[BCMA] Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin - Digitization

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At Point Ellice House we have undertaken a couple of digitization projects including large format art works and small format archival materials. Our archive is not anywhere close to being completely digitized but we are (slowly) getting through it.

1) Digitization of our archival collections: We purchased an Epson Perfection V850 Pro scanner to do this work in-house. We have been picking away at it over the last 2 years. This is a small format scanner - but great for most images and documents.
2) We have also digitized our large format artworks. We contracted out for this (to Coast Imaging) https://coastimagingarts.com/. We worked cooperatively with Ernst to have these large artworks digitized on site and our staff was present to handle all of the art. He did a fantastic job and I highly recommend him.
3) Our collection is owned by the province so our catalogue and digitized materials are uploaded to the Provincial Heritage Artifact Database which we have routed to through our website.
4) I recently put a proposal together for the province for digitization of other parts of our collection (sorted by object type: furniture, textiles, etc) and am happy to share a version of this if you think it might be helpful to piece together a timeline for your project.

We are looking at starting a larger digitization project on objects in the coming months so if I come across anything else that I think you all might find helpful, I will let you know!


Christeah Dupont

Assistant Curator

Point Ellice House Museum and Gardens
Victoria's Historic House Museum

Email: christeah at pointellicehouse.com

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Good Afternoon,

Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin is looking to digitize their collection of archives. I wanted to reach out and inquire with other organizations who may have gone through this process in the past and who can share some tips.

Did you digitize your entire collection of archives? What was the timeline?
Did you digitize in-house, or did you send your archives to a 3rd party to digitize the collection for you?
If you digitized in-house, what equipment did you use?
Once digitized, what software or program did you choose to host your archives for public access?

Any insight is appreciated!
Pippa Reissner

Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin
1660B Broadway Ave S. Williams Lake, BC
V2G 2W4, 250.392.7404

Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin is grateful to be located on the territory of the St'exelcemc (Williams Lake First Nation) of the Secwépemc Nation.
Serving on the traditional territory of the Secwépemc, Tŝilhqot'in, and Dakelh Nations.
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