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Historical Newspapers of British Columbia Offer 2021-2022

Response Deadline: 
July 31, 2021

BC ELN is pleased to announce a new offer for purchased BC newspaper archive content. This offer includes a special discounted price for the purchase of archive content for The Province (1898-2010), the Vancouver Sun (1912-2010), and the Times Colonist (1884-2010), or all three. This is a one time purchase with perpetual access rights.  These collections include full page image scans, with metadata for articles, editorials, obituaries, ads, cartoons and more (over 20 types), and are cross searchable with other products on the ProQuest platform. This offer comes to partner libraries at a discount and with no annual hosting fees if libraries purchase before June 15, 2021.

There are 2 potential deadlines with this offer:

  1. March 15, 2021 if you would like invoicing split between fiscal 2020/21 and 2021/22.
  2. July 17, 2021 is the last day to respond if you want to participate in this offer.

 



Updates: 

Important! This is a joint offer with The BC Library Coop. Geo IP authentication would be included to facilitate province wide access for all British Columbians should a participation spend across both consortia reach $1,150,000 CAD. An updated total contribution will be sent to all partner libraries throughout the offer period. 

The vendor is offering the flexibility of splitting payments between fiscal years for partner libraries who would like to pay a portion in fiscal 2020/21, and the balance in fiscal 2021/22.  Please refer to the pricing section below for important information about this offer's consortial pricing.

Join ProQuest for a Webinar: Thursday, February 25, 2:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time - 30 min
Please join Proquest for an overview of the The Vancouver Sun (1912-2010) ,The Province (1898-2010), and The Times-Colonist (1884-2010) We will look at the features of the ProQuest platform like full page views of original newspaper pages and the page browse viewer. We’ll also trace some historical research stories that demonstrate the breadth of content included. There will be time for questions and answers.

Panelists: Shannon Ratzer, Ian Glassford,

Attendee link (to register):https://proquestmeetings.webex.com/proquestmeetings/onstage/g.php?MTID=e76661ea1b45a7852f0b2213a2f105234


Overview

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Description: 

ProQuest has launched historic archives of the The Province (1898-2010), the Vancouver Sun (1912-2010) and the Times-Colonist (1884 -2010). These are full page image scans, with metadata for articles, editorials, obituaries, ads, cartoons and more (over 20 types), and cross searchable with other products on the ProQuest platform.

Institutions may subscribe to one, two, or at a further discount, to all three newspapers.

From the vendor:

The Province (1898-2010)
Founded by Arthur H. Scaife as a literary weekly, The Province chronicles how immigration helped develop Vancouver via its location as a railhead for the Canadian Pacific Railroad. User will find extensive coverage of the early years of fishing, foresty and farming trades. The Province transitioned to a tabloid format in 1983 and its front-page photos became a focus, including "Wait for Me, Daddy" which was taken of the British Columbia Regiment on October 1, 1940 and then widely published to capture life during war time.

Vancouver Sun (1912-2010)
Founded in 1912 down the street from its rival, The Province, the paper quickly became known as the working man's newspaper. Its founding publish, Robert Cromie, was a bold and resourceful champion for British Columbia against the interests of Eastern Canada. Its content includes award-winning political cartoonist, Len Norris and Roy Peterson, and the first use of digital photography.

Times-Colonist (1884-2010)
Established in 1884 as the Victoria Daily Times, the Times-Colonist was the first permanently established newspaper in British Columbia. In 1980, the Victoria Daily Times merged with the British Colonist to become the Times-Colonist. ProQuests's archive spans the full run of Victoria Daily Times with the Times Colonist from 1980-2010. Editor Hon. Amor de Cosmos, was a pioneer politician in British Columbia and its second Premier. His promotion of change through economic and population growth is reflected in the paper's coverage of farming, forestry, and fisheries - the foundation of British Columbia's economy. The Times-Colonist is also an excellent source for local news coverage and historical images.

 

Response

Response Instructions

There are 2 potential deadlines with this offer:

  1. March 15, 2021 if you would like invoicing split between fiscal 2020/21 and 2021/22.
  2. June 15, 2021 is the last day to respond if you want to participate in this offer.

Once libraries indicate they want to subscribe, access would be set up immediately.

 

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