The West End Stories online exhibit is a project of Vancouver Public Library in partnership with the West End Memories Project.

Historical Photographs

Vancouver Public Library Special Collections

Community Digital Initiatives Team

Jodi Caddick, Library Technician
Kay Cahill, Manager, Digital Services
Jorge Cardenas, Librarian
Marion Cross, Library Technician
Jonathan Kift, Librarian
Sue Moor, Librarian
Tara O’Coffey, Assistant Manager – Community Digital Initiatives & eLearning
Erin Rickbeil, Community Digital Initiatives Librarian
Erin Ziegenfuss, Community Digital Initiatives Librarian (Acting)

Web Development Team

Britt Baker, Web Technician
Mary Castellanes, Web Graphics Technician
Linda Ham, Web Librarian, User Experience & Development
Cecily Walker, Assistant Manager – Websites & Online Engagement

Special Thanks

City of Vancouver
Liz Simon, Manager, Purchasing & Facilities
VPL Directors Group
VPL Joe Fortes Branch Staff
VPL Marketing & Communication Staff
VPL Oakridge Branch Staff
VPL Outreach Services Staff
VPL Policy & Planning Staff
VPL Special Collections Staff
VPL Systems Staff
VPL Trust
West End Community Centre
West End Memories Project Team

Technical Information

Editing Software – Audacity
Editing Software – Reaper
Recorded file format – WAV at 24bits, 96kHz
Recording – Tascam DR-40 Recorder
Website – WordPress

Background Information – Resources

The Vancouver Public Library used the following oral history resources to inform their work on the West End Stories Project:

Digital Omnium by Doug Boyd
Institute for Oral History
Library, Archives Canada File Format Guidelines for Preservation and Long-term Access (PDF)
Oral History Association
Oral History in the Digital Age
Pier 21