About

Contact

If you have questions that are not answered here or in the Guide page, or you would like to inform us of a bug or omission, you may write to: ttpinfo@princerupertlibrary.ca

For general enquiries to the Library, see the Library's contact information page.

Purpose

The Turning the Pages project exists to make the journaled history of Prince Rupert, British Columbia and the surrounding area more accessible to everyone. Our current mandate is to share our microfilm collection of the Prince Rupert Daily News.

Some of the northwestern BC newspapers not in our collection may be found in the University of British Columbia's BC Historical Newspapers collection. These include The North Coast (from Lax-Kw'alaams, then called Port Simpson), The Sun (Port Essington), and the Prince Rupert Optimist (antecedent to the Prince Rupert Daily News). Selected newspapers from Terrace and Hazelton can be found in the Elanor Muehle Newspaper Archive, hosted by Arca. For Kitimat, the Kitimat Library has several Kitimat newspapers available online.

The Prince Rupert Daily News ceased publication on July 16th, 2010, however print news in Prince Rupert continues with the weekly Prince Rupert Northern View.

We provide additional information in the following sections for those interested in learning more about the necessary components.

Details

This website has been deployed and is administered and hosted by the Prince Rupert Public Library in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Will Matheson is the developer, operator, and maintainer, and the initiative is under the supervision of Joe Zelwietro, Chief Librarian.

We use the Islandora framework for managing digital assets, with individual components deployed as Docker containers using ISLE. We are grateful for the support of maintainers and users of Islandora and ISLE and Drupal (this interface), directly and indirectly, without which this project would have entailed reinventing the wheel. The main issue viewer was created by the Internet Archive and included in Islandora, but this project is not affiliated with the IA, and the issues viewed here are stored on and served by our own hardware.

The Prince Rupert Daily News is shared courtesy of Black Press. The original microfilms were created by the Commonwealth Microfilm Library, which retains the masters. Commonwealth Imaging is now part of West Canadian Digital Imaging, which has performed the digital scanning from the microfilm masters. Funding for this has been granted by the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre of the University of British Columbia.

Hardware

The server hardware has been purchased from local vendor DB Digital Communications (Data Boy). We connect to the internet through CityWest.