ARST 596 – City of Coquitlam Archives

Organization: City of Coquitlam Archives


City of Coquitlam
3000 Guildford Way
Coquitlam, British Columbia V3B 7N2
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Supervising Librarian/Archivist

  • Name: Jamie Sanford 
  • Email:
  • Phone: 604-927-3907

Purpose of the project:

The City of Coquitlam Archives is seeking a professional experience student to digitize (scan) and describe 35 mm strip negatives from the Tri-City News fonds. The project is a priority for the archives as the negatives are coming towards the end of their lifecycle.

Summary of activities required to carry out the project:

  • Rehouse negative strips into archival enclosures
  • Create item level descriptions for negatives
  • Add descriptions into a CSV (spreadsheet) for uploading into Quest (archives database)
  • Create preservation (TIFF) and access copies (JPEGS) of the negatives

Expectations of the end result of the project, for both host and student:

That a selection of negatives will have been digitized and described and will be online and accessible for all. The student will have learned the basics of digitization and how to use Epson10000Xl hardware and gained some experience of working in a municipal archives setting.

Time periods in which the project could be supervised:

  • Winter Term 1 (September – December)
  • Winter Term 2 (January – April)
  • Summer Session, Term 1 (May – June)
  • Summer Session, Term 2 (July – August)

Is there a deadline by which the project must be completed?

  • No. It will be done in several phases.

Considering the project requirements, please suggest suitable coursework as pre-requisite or co-requisite:

Required: ARST 515

Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis.