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Item v000067 - BCIT presents: Partnerships that work (Mandarin version)

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C08-v000067

Title

BCIT presents: Partnerships that work (Mandarin version)

Date(s)

  • 1999 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1 videocassette (8:24 min.) : VHS, col., stereo

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Name of creator

BCIT. Audio Visual Services

Administrative history

Name of creator

BCIT. Library Services (1964-)

Administrative history

In 1962, shortly after assuming the Office of Principal, Cecil Roper called a meeting with senior staff at the UBC library to discuss how the library needs of BCIT students could be best met. Together with Sophie Laddy, Head of Science and Technology Division of the Vancouver Public Library an Advisory Committee was formed. The first meeting of the Committee was held on December 17, 1962. In 1964, Joan Jorgensen was appointed Head Librarian.
The library originally occupied a 4375 square foot space room in the main building of the Burnaby Campus. Basic materials were housed for general courses such as Physics, Mathematics, English and Chemistry with the intent to expand the collection to include materials on technologies taught at the Institute such as engineering, electronics, and business, forestry, medical and mining technologies. By 1966, the library had outgrown its allocated space. The Advisory Committee, under the leadership of Basil J. Stuart Stubbs, Head Librarian at UBC, submitted plans that were eventually approved, for the construction of a new library building.
The new building officially opened for service in August 1968. The new premises occupied two floors of 19,000 square feet each, providing adequate space to seat 500 students and to have a collection of 100,000 volumes. Provision was also made for a student lounge, a fully equipped student typing and calculating room, a microfilm reading room and a faculty reading room.
That same year Robert Harris succeeded Jorgensen as Head Librarian. The following year the service of providing audio-visual aids and equipment was incorporated into the library as the Audio-Visual Department. The Information Resource Centre was thus formed and came under the direction of Harris. Harris resigned in 1975 and was succeeded by Jos Carver. Under Carver, the automation of library operations began. By 1979, 75,000 records had been converted to microfiche. In 1983, IBM’s integrated library system DOBIS was purchased to meet the library’s needs. BCIT was the first academic library in Canada to have a computer database of resources.
In 1985, following administrative reorganization of the institute, Paula Pick was selected as Institute Librarian for the new multi-campus library, which consisted of the amalgamated facilities, staff and collections of the former Pacific Vocational Institute and BCIT Library. The two institutes merged officially on April 1, 1986.
The position of Institute Librarian has been held by the following individuals:

  • Joan Jorgensen - 1962-1967
  • Robert Harris - 1968-1975
  • Jos Carver - 1976-1985
  • Paula Pick - 1985-1993
  • Brigitte Peter Cherneff - 1993-2007
  • David Pepper – 2008–2015
  • James Rout – 2016-2018
  • Alison Nussbaumer - 2018-present

Name of creator

BCIT. Marketing and Communications (1974-)

Administrative history

The BCIT Marketing and Communications Department began in 1974 in conjunction with BCIT’s first year as an autonomous entity under a Board of Governors rather than under the direct control of the British Columbia Department of Education. BCIT Principal Gordon A. Thom created three new Executive Directorships in this year: Technology and Education; Administration; and Personnel, Information Services and Student Services. The Marketing and Communications Department started as an area of service provided under the Executive Director, Personnel, Student Services and Information Services. It was known as Information Services although the term “communications” was used to describe its duties and responsibilities. The first Director of Information Services was recruited in 1975 and was responsible for information dissemination among BCIT staff, students, faculty and the public. Ensuring relevant parties were aware of decisions and developments at BCIT and providing a mechanism for feedback. In 1975 the Director of Information Services began work on an information policy for BCIT and revived the newsletter “Developments” which enhanced internal BCIT communications.
In 1977 Information Services was moved under the Human Resources Division. During this time Information Services continued its broad-based program of internal and external communications. The department served as liaison between federal and provincial governments on the residence project, participated in presentations on Bill 82, and began work on revitalizing the Alumni Association.
In 1979 Information Services, still under Vice President Human Resources, underwent a name change and was known as the Public Relations department.
After the merger with the Pacific Vocational Institute in 1985 the department was again moved and given a name change. Now known as Community Relations, the Director of Community Relations/Development reported to the Vice President of Student Services and Educational Support.

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Scope and content

Promotional video about BCIT made for Mandarin speaking international students. The film includes information about various programs, campus services, student life and living in Vancouver.

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Playback of physical tape restricted for preservation reasons.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright: BCIT; expiry: 2050-01-01

Language of material

  • Sino-Tibetan Language

Script of material

Language and script notes

Mandarin voiceover and subtitles.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements


  • video/mp4
  • warping along bottom of video

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File size: 0.64 GB

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Title taken from original

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S. Holland, Archival Assistant, created 2019-01-18

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Filename

V000067-Partnerships_That_Work_Mandarin_Version.mp4

Media type

Video

Mime-type

video/mp4

Filesize

637.9 MiB

Uploaded

January 21, 2019 2:49 PM

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  • Box: Bay 24, shelf G, box 4