Canada Lumberman magazine
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Canada Lumberman magazine

(ECP) is a project to spot, digitize, store, and provide use of all Canadian titles posted before 1921. plans to digitize all Canadian periodicals posted ahead of 1920 and works closely aided by the Advisory Committee to look for the collection variables and checking concerns. The committee, struck in 2003, is made up of scholars and librarians whom throughout their work have acquired substantial expertise in older periodicals. In an attempt to ensure that no newspapers tend to be inadvertently within the collection, the committee is consulted with regards to each name recommended for digitization.

To accomplish a thorough web collection, helps make the energy locate those dilemmas and games that are elusive. In which applicable, a missing issues note is included with the ECP online bibliographic records to information lacking problems. People tend to be welcomed to inform of any known locations for these issues.

Why periodicals?

Not one library comes near having an entire assortment of very early Canadian periodicals. Rare dilemmas tend to be scattered in the united states in organizations big and small, community and personal. Digitizing these spread collections and taking them collectively in one single, completely searchable, internet based collection, will give Canadians unrivaled accessibility their very early print record.


Early periodicals tend to be an excellent source of information for scientists in all areas, while they offer an amazing record of thought and opinion on diverse problems. Inside collection are available periodicals devoted to many topics: literature, medication, research and technology, training, agriculture, business, activity and recreations, politics, faith, history, legislation, the army, music, genealogy, books and posting, business economics, style, philately, photography, humour, therapy, transportation, etc. Nearly all Canada’s prominent poets, novelists, scientists, and “great thoughts” had been first known through their works posted in periodicals. Alternatively, equally intriguing would be the glimpses into the resides and ideas of “ordinary” Canadians within their contributions of letters on editor, poems, tales, and illustrations.

Project scope

How big the collection is almost certainly not recognized for a while, but is likely to be substantially larger than earlier in the day microfilming jobs, that have been restricted in scope to pre-1900 brands. The digital collection should include most of the periodicals filmed in the earlier project (61, 745 problems or approx. 1.7 million pages), more recent titles posted from 1901-1920, and hundreds of pre-1900 titles which were not contained in the microfilming task, having recently been filmed by various other businesses.

The ECP project, created in a moving release over a long period, is currently entering its third and last period:

Stage One: the digitization of pre-1867 games from Central and Eastern Canada, pre-1920 titles from west Canada, and brands published in a language except that French or English.

Period Two: the digitization of games posted 1867-1900, continued digitization of pre-1920 west Canada brands.

Stage Three: the digitization of titles posted 1901-1920.

Early in the day efforts had been restricted to the reality that commercial businesses had already filmed a lot of the preferred literary and cultural journals., not wanting to appear in competition with one of these companies, made the pragmatic decision not to duplicate their particular work. This time around, is intent on scanning all titles published before 1920. Whenever you can, to avoid replication of work, we shall operate in relationship with one of these companies to digitize their films. And, in another work to attain comprehensiveness, we are making a renewed effort locate those dilemmas, games, and lacking pages that eluded us in the last microfilming project. As it is the case for all of our projects, bibliographical research is an important and ongoing step in ECP.