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David Mattison's Publications

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Publications, Manuscripts and Projects by David Mattison

 

A complete bibliography of all my publications, with an unpublished manuscript or two thrown in for good measure. Book reviews, of which there are probably over 200 since 1976, are not included.

 

1978

January 1978: "Cataloguing Historical Photographs with ISBD(NBM)," with Saundra Sherman, Archivaria no. 5 (Winter 1977-78): 101-111.

 

1979

May 1979: "The Great Eastern Photographic and Advertising Company Comes to Town," Vancouver History, v. 18, no. 3: 9-15. Documents the work of an itinerant American photo company in Vancouver, B.C.

June 1979: excerpts from "A Distant Vision: Illustrated Photographs from the West Coast," with J. Michael Yates, West Coast Review, v. 14, no. 1: 34-37. A playful juxtaposition of photographs selected by David Mattison with poetic illustrations by J. Michael Yates.

December 1979: " '...A Very Superior Style of Art:' The Vancouver Photographs of J.A. Brock & Co.," Photo Communique, v. 1, no. 5 (Nov./Dec. 1979): 16-18, 20-21. J.A. Brock & Co., managed by Harry T. Devine, was the only one of two photographic businesses to survive Vancouver's June 13, 1886 fire.

 

1980

1980: Treasures of Canada (Toronto: Samuel-Stevens); wrote the Vancouver-Lower? Mainland entries.

May 1980: "Beyond Words: C.S. Bailey's Photographic Life," Vancouver History, v. 19, no. 3 (May 1980): 17-28. A study of the most important documentary photographer in 19th century Vancouver, B.C.

October 1980: "The Multiple Self of Hannah Maynard," Vanguard, v. 9, no. 8: 14-19. A critique of this Victoria photographer's highly personal "multiples" imagery. A short, revisionist look at her work in light of A.S. Rappertie's long employment by Mrs. Maynard was published by the Victoria Times-Colonist in 2003 under the title "What About Rappertie?".

October 19-20, 1980: "The Maynards: A Victoria Photographic Couple," (Victoria) Times-Colonist (Islander Magazine): 3.

 

1981

January 1981: "The Victoria Theatre Photographic Gallery (And the Gallery Next Door)," British Columbia Historical News, v. 14, no. 2 (Winter 1980): 1-14. A study of a long-lived photo gallery and its many owners.

Fall 1981: "On the March: Indian Brass Bands, 1866-1916," British Columbia. Historical News, v. 15, no. 1: 6-14. The first photographic survey of native Indian brass bands.

Winter 1981-82: "Books and the Historical Photograph," BC Studies, no. 52 (Winter 1981-82): 157-165. Criticism of British Columbia illustrated histories.

Winter 1981-82: "British Columbia Photographers of the Nineteenth Century: An Annotated, Select Bibliography," BC Studies, no. 52 (Winter 1981-82): 166-170.

 

1982

Summer & Autumn 1982: "Sweet Old Tunes," Brass International, v. 10, no. 2: 16-18 & no. 3:14-15, 33. Edited reprint of B.C. Historical News article above.

Summer 1982: "C.S. Bailey: A Photographer's Life," unpublished manuscript completed with the aid of a Canada Council Explorations Grant.

 

1983

Nothing published this year.

 

1984

1984: Voices: A Guide to Oral History. Assistant editor with Derek Reimer and Allen W. Specht. (Victoria: Sound and Moving Image Division, Provincial Archives of British Columbia). Willa K. Baum cites this in her Oral History for the Local History Society (1987) as "An excellent manual ... a best buy."

Winter 1984: "An 1897 Sea Serpent Sighting in the Queen Charlotte Islands," British Columbia Historical News, v.17 no. 2: 15.

January-March 1984: "The World's Panorama Company," History of Photography, v. 8, no. 1: 47-48. The first article in this international journal about any photographic efforts in British Columbia, Canada.

June 1984: "In Visioning the City: Urban History Techniques Through Historical Photographs," Urban History Review, v, 13, no. 1: 43-52.

July 1984: "Daguerreians, Tintypists, & Sunbeam Burners: Photographers of Victoria in the 19th Century," Discovery (Friends of the BC Provincial Museum Quarterly Review), v. 12, no. 3: (2-3).

 

1985

January 1985: Inventory and Subject Index of Principal Oral Hisory Collections. Sound and Moving Image Division, Provincial Archives of British Columbia. One of three archivists who compiled this work.

February 1985: Camera Workers: The British Columbia Photographers Directory, 1858-1900. Vol. 1. Victoria: Camera Workers Press. 274 p. ISBN 0-9692029-0-3. A 15th anniversary revised edition which will include photographers up to 1950 is available online.

March 1985: "The Mirror of Prejudice?: Vancouver Chinese and Nineteenth Century Photographers," in Gum San/Gold Mountain: Images of Gold Mountain, 1886-1947 (Vancouver: Vancouver Art Gallery): 15-17. Photographic exhibit catalogue.

April-June 1985: "Richard Maynard: Photographer of Victoria, B.C.," History of Photography, v. 9, no. 2: 109-129. The first article in this journal about a resident British Columbia photographer.

July 1985: "Tracks of Glass: Photographers and the CPR, 1881-1887," Discovery (Friends of the BC Provincial Museum Quarterly Review), v. 13, no. 3: (2-3).

Fall 1985: "All the Latest Improvements: Vancouver Photographic Studios of the Nineteenth Century," Material History Bulletin (no. 22): 49-52.

September 1985: "Knight, Harry Upperton" and "Maynard, Hannah and Richard" in The Canadian Encyclopedia (Hurtig); reprinted on CD-ROM edition by McClelland? & Stewart (Toronto), 1996, 1997; available online at The Canadian Encyclopedia Web site.

October 1985-1990: Contributor of several thousand Canadian terms to Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary, various editions (Detroit: Gale Research Co.).

November 1985: "The British Columbia Government's First Film Unit," Reel West Magazine, v. 1, no. 4: 9. A brief look at the rise and demise of the British Columbia Patriotic and Educational Film Service (fl. 1920-21).

December 1985: "Computing the Past: Micros, Minis, and the Provincial Archives of British Columbia," in Archives, Automation & Access: Proceedings of an Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of Victoria, March 1-2, 1985 131-138.

 

1986

March-April 1986: "The Maynards: A Victoria Photographic Couple," Photographic Canadiana, v. 11, no. 5: 2-4.

June 1986: "The British Columbia Government Travel Bureau & Motion Picture Production, 1937-1947," in Flashback: People and Institutions in Canadian Film History, ed. Gene Walz. Montreal: Mediatexte Publications: 79-104.

June-July 1986: "Cowboy Kean: B.C.'s First Professional Film Producer," Reel West Magazine, v. 2, no. 1: 10-11.

August 1986: Eyes of a City: Early Vancouver Photographers, 1868-1900. City of Vancouver Archives Occasional Paper No. 3. Vancouver, B.C.: City of Vancouver Archives. 75 p. ISBN 0-9691637-1-1.

November 1986: "The Projected Image: Provincial Government Travel Films, 1920-1984." Fourth British Columbia Studies Conference, Victoria. 25 p. Unpublished presentation, but available in various libraries.

 

1987

January-February 1987: "A Fair Wind Blowing: Richard Maynard's Tours on HMS Boxer, 1873-1874," Photographic Canadiana, v. 12, no. 4: 2-5.

April 1987: "Picturesque British Columbia: The Life and Photographs of S.J. Thompson," Journal of the West, v. 26, no. 2: 17-26. The first biography of this major British Columbia photographer, active between 1885 and his death in 1929.

June-July 1987: "Photographing the Frontier: Frank Jay Haynes in Canada," The Beaver, v. 67, no. 3: 24-36. The first detailed account of this important American photographer's visit to Canada in 1881 on a commission from the newly established Canadian Pacific Railway Company. A revised and expanded version of this article was published in Photographic Canadiana (January/February 1998 and March/April 1998).

September 13, 1987: "Liliuokalani and the Vancouver Army," Times-Colonist (Islander Magazine): (2 p.). Mentioned in several studies of the Hawaiian revolution, this is the first detailed study of a Canadian plot to restore Queen Liliuokalani in January 1894.

October-December 1987: "Gentile's Lost Square Deal Box," History of Photography, v. 11, no. 4: 261-263. Brief account of a lost collection of stereo negatives and other photographic items belonging to Charles Gentile who worked as a photographer in British Columbia (1863-1866), San Francisco (1867), the U.S. Southwest (1868-1878?), and Chicago (1880s).

 

1988

February 1988: "The Golden Days of Buck Choquette," sold to The Beaver (unpublished). Alexander "Buck" Choquette (1829-1898) was a French-Canadian? fur trader on the Stikine River in the 1860s. He was reputedly one of the discoverers of gold on the Stikine in 1861 and later ran a trading post/lodge for travellers; among his guests in the late 1870s was the famous California naturalist John Muir.

February 14, 1988: "William Duncan's Octagons," Times-Colonist (Islander Magazine): M1, M4. The first detailed history of two lost octagonal church-schoolhouses built in Victoria (1860) and Metlakatla, B.C. (1862), both of which involved the Church Missionary Society lay missionary William Duncan.

April-June 1988: "Sitting Bull in Canada: the Last Photographs by F. Jay Haynes," History of Photography, v. 12, no. 2: 121-123.

 

1989

February-March 1989: "A.D. Kean, Canada's Cowboy Movie-Maker?," with Dennis J. Duffy, The Beaver, v. 69, no. 1: 28-41.

July-September 1989: "Arthur Vipond's Certificate of Competency in Photography," History of Photography, v. 13, no. 3: 223-233.

 

1990

April-June 1990: "The Claudets of British Columbia: Melting, Assaying, and Photographing All Day," History of Photography, v. 14, no. 2: 135-153. Discusses the photography and life of Francis George Claudet (1837-1906), youngest son of Antoine Francois Jean Claudet (1797-1867). Long version.

October-November 1990: "The Eyes of a City: Pioneer Photographers Caught Vancouver's Early Years," The Beaver, v. 70, no. 5: 23-29.

November 1990: "The Claudets of British Columbia." In Shadow and Substance" Essays on the History of Photography in Honor of Heinz K. Henisch. Ed. by Kathleen Collins. (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.: Amorphous Institute Press, 1990): 143-151. Short version in festschrift honoring the first editor of the international journal History of Photography.

 

1991

February 1991: British Columbia Voters' Lists, 1874-1990: Register of Holdings of the British Archives and Records Service Library and the Legislative Library of British Columbia. (Victoria: Library, Client Services Section, British Columbia Archives and Records Service), 1991. 33 leaves.

August 1991: Catalogues, Guides and Inventories to the Archives of Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories and the Yukon Territory: A Selected Bibliography of Publications, 1968-1990. Occasional Papers, 91-01. Vancouver, B.C.: Archives Association of British Columbia. 21 p. ISBN 1-895584-00-0.

 

1992

April 1992: "Connecting on the Net: A Virtuall Introduction to the Global Internet," The (BCLA) Reporter, v. 36, no. 2: 33-38.

Autumn 1992: "The North-west Pacific Coast Photographic Voyages, 1866-81," with Daniel Savard. History of Photography, v. 16, no. 3: 268-288.

 

1993

1993: Encyclopedia of Recorded Sound in the United States. Guy A. Marco, editor, and Frank Andrews, contributing editor. Garland Reference Library of the Humanities, vol. 936. New York: Garland Publishing, 1993. Advisory Board member.

February 1993: "The Victoria Free-Net: A Report from Canada's First Free-Net," BCLA Reporter.

Spring 1993: "Unix Commands and Tools for Navigating the Internet from CUE.BC.CA," CUE Journal.

Spring 1993: "Towards An Archival Information Network for British Columbia": Part 1, AABC Newsletter, v. 3, no. 2: 4-6.

Summer 1993: "Towards An Archival Information Network for British Columbia": Part 2, AABC Newsletter, v, 3, no. 3: 17-19.

 

1994

January 10, 1994: "Private Sector Likely the Biggest Threat to Privacy," Times-Colonist (op-ed).

Spring 1994-present: Webmaster for Victoria Telecommunity Network (formerly Victoria Free-Net). Developed many Web pages, including Commonwealth Games, Election '96 British Columbia, Election '97 Canada, Community Computer Networks and Free-Nets, Libraries, Books, Music, World-Wide? Web Services, BC Web Sites/Home Pages, Gateway to Victoria, Christmas and the Holiday Season, and Now Showing: Film and TV.

May 1994: "Librarians and the Free-Net Movement," Computers in Libraries, v. 14, no. 5: 46-50, 52.

June 1994: "Victoria Free-Net, Year Two of Canada's Oldest Free-Net," BCLA Reporter.

 

1995

May 1995: A Celebration of Photography: 50 Years of Photography with the Victoria Camera Club. Victoria, BC: Victoria Camera Club. Chapter 1, "Early Victoria Photography: The First Adventurers!" is based on Camera Workers, 1858-1900.

Summer 1995: "Government Archives on the Internet: An Address List," with Timothy Slavin. NAGARA Clearinghouse, v. 11, no. 3: 10-11.

October 14, 1995-present: British Columbia History Internet/Web Site. Hosted by the Victoria Telecommunity Network. See also: British Columbia History Web Portal.

Fall 1995: "Buried in Paradise: Cemeteries in the Hawaiian Islands Part 1," Stories in Stone (Old Cemeteries Society, Victoria, BC), v. 5, no. 3: 7-12.

 

1996

January 1996-present: The Fictional World of Archives, Art Galleries and Museums. Hosted by the Victoria Telecommunity Network; originally hosted by Leon Miller, Tulane University, New Orleans. Ever wonder how important archives, archivists, records and manuscripts are to fiction writers? This is the place to go! Updated in December 1999 to encompass art galleries, artists, museums and their personnel. A permanent selection of the National Library of Canada Electronic Collection.

Spring 1996: "Buried in Paradise: Burial Customs and Rituals in Old Hawaii Part 2," Stories in Stone (Old Cemeteries Society, Victoria, BC), v. 6, no. 2: 6-9.

Summer 1996: "Canadian Photography: A Selected Bibliography," History of Photography, v. 20, no. 2: 186-188. Portions of this bibliography are available through my A BC Historian Web site (select The Camera Workers Bibliography link).

 

1997

Spring 1997: "The Fictional World of Archives: A Web Site," AABC Newsletter, v. 7, no. 2: 3.

April 17, 1997: "The Photographers of Onderdonk's Way," Onderdonk's Way, A Kamloops Art Gallery Virtual Exhibition, April 17-June 1, 1997. Essay accompanying Internet/Web exhibit curated by Roger H. Boulet of photographs taken along the portion of the Canadian Pacific Railway construction contract between Port Moody and Eagles Pass awarded Andrew Onderdonk.

October 1997: Biographies of Western Photographers: A Reference Guide to Photographers Working in the 19th Century American West. Carl Mautz. Nevada City, CA: Carl Mautz Publishing. Supplied nearly all the entries for the Alaska & Yukon section; the British Columbia section is based on Camera Workers.

October/November 1997: "Photo Nuggets: Klondike Photographers ", The Beaver, v. 7, no. 5: 33-39. First article documenting the collective work of major photographers of the Klondike Gold Rush.

 

1998

January/February 1998: "A Fair Collection of Views: F.J. Haynes in Canada, 1881: Part One", Photographic Canadiana, v. 23, no. 4 (January/February 1998): 4-7. Part Two, Photographic Canadiana, v. 23, no. 5 (March/April 1998): 4-7. Revised and expanded version of article originally published in June-July? 1987 in The Beaver.

Spring 1998: "The Digital Domain: Selected Internet Resources for the Study of British Columbia", BC Studies, no. 117 (Spring 1998): 97-106. First of an intermittent feature documenting electronic resources for the study of British Columbia.

June 18, 1998: Oak Bay Community Heritage Commission Web Site. Developed the first version of the Web sie as a volunteer project. Updated portions of the Web site in November 2001.

June 19, 1998: James Cameron's Titanic 1999 Calendar (HarperCollins). Researched and wrote historic text for the official calendar tie-in to the biggest movie of the century.

 

1999

1999: Canadian Government Information on the Internet (Depository Services Program, Public Works Canada). Reviewed and rewrote several British Columbia Provincial Government abstracts for BC government Web sites.

Spring 1999: "The Digital Domain No. 2: Selected Internet Databases and Indexes for the Study of British Columbia." BC Studies, no. 121 (Spring 1999): 141-162.

April 30, 1999-ongoing: Camera Workers: The British Columbia, Alaska & Yukon Photographic Directory, 1858-1950. Revised, online edition. This 15th anniversary electronic-only revision includes photographers in the Yukon Territory (principally during the Kondike Gold Rush period, 1898-1900) and Alaska prior to 1898, along with all known British Columbia professional photographers, selected amateurs and cinematographers from 1858 to 1950. A permanent selection of the National Library of Canada Electronic Collection.

November/December 1999: "G.R. Fardon's Portraits on Patent Leather at the London International Exhibition, 1862: Newly Discovered at the Victoria and Albert Museum." Photographic Canadiana v. 25, no. 3 (November/December 1999): 4-7. Essay about nine Fardon portraits on leather exhibited in London in 1862 and rediscovered at the V&A Museum by Mark Haworth-Booth? who invited me to write the article. For some additional illustrations not in the article, see my electronic article "George Robinson Fardon at the 1862 London International Exhibition".

 

2000

January 2000: "Virtual Reality Primer for Cybrarians." Chapter in The Cybrarian's Manual, 2nd ed., edited by Pat L. Ensor (ALA Editions, American Library Association, 2000; ISBN 0-8389-0777-6): 252-260. Order a copy today from the ALA Online Store using the ALA books online link.

Winter 1999/2000: "The Digital Domain No. 3: Selected Internet Visual Resources for the Study of British Columbia: Art, Photography, and Multimedia." BC Studies, no. 124 (Winter 1999/2000): 127-143.

Summer 2000: "The Glass Peaks of S.J. Thompson." Mountain Heritage Magazine.

September 2000: "The Digital Domain of Douglas Cole." No. 4 BC Studies, nos. 125-126 (Spring/Summer 2000): 187-198. Issue title: Ethnographic Eyes. This tribute to historian Douglas Cole (1938-1997) looks at Internet resources pertaining to some of his research interests (anthropology, First Nations, and museums with Northwest Coast artifacts).

September 2000: "Photography." Entry for the Encyclopedia of British Columbia (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2000): 546-547.

 

2001

April 2001: "The Digital Domain No. 5: Selected Internet Visual Resources for the Study of British Columbia: Cartography, Remote Sensing and GIS." BC Studies, no. 128 (Winter 2000/01): 123-138.

 

2002

March 2002: "Vancouver After the Fire: Photographs by Deville and Devine." Friends of the British Columbia Archives Newsletter, v. 2, no. 1 (March 2002): 1-4.

May 2002: "Images of History on the Web." Searcher, v. 10, no. 5 (May 2002): 47-61. A cover story (middle right, "Images of History on the Web").

June 2002:  "Counting Heads Around the World: The Genealogy of International Census Databases, Part 1". Searcher, v. 10, no. 6 (June 2002): 36-49. A lead cover story.

August 2002: "The Digital Domain No. 6: Selected Internet Visual Resources for the Study of British Columbia: Architecture and Heritage Sites." BC Studies, no. 134 (Summer 2002): 111-127.

September 2002:  "The Past In Your Pocket: Digital Heritage Print Collections in Canada and Abroad." Searcher, v. 10, no. 8 (September 2002): 54-65. A cover story (middle right, "Digital Heritage Print Collections") Not available online through the magazine's Web site. Available online through selected commercial full-text databases and ITI-InfoCentral.com, the digital archive of Information Today, Inc. (ITI) publications.

September 2002: R.E. Gosnell's Digital Year Book of British Columbia and Manual of Provincial Information (1901-2001). A Canada's Digital Collections project initiated by David Mattison to create a digital edition, updated to 2001, of The Year Book of British Columbia and Manual of Provincial Information (1901 edition) compiled by R.E. Gosnell, the first British Columbia Legislative Librarian and first Provincial Archivist. Three Camosun College students were hired to create the Web site between September 17 and December 28, 2001. The project was sponsored and hosted by the BC Community Networks Association with assistance from the BC Archives. Alternate URL: http://hp.bccna.bc.ca/Library/Yearbook/index.html.

October 2002:  "Alice in E-Book? Land: a Primer for Librarians." Computers in Libraries (October 2002): 14-21. Available via ITI-InfoCentral.com, the digital archive of Information Today, Inc. (ITI) publications

November 2002: "First Son: The Portraits of C.D. Hoy" (Make Believe Media Inc., Vancouver). Interviewed by Faith Moosang who curated a travelling exhibit and wrote a biography about C.D. Hoy, a Barkerville and Quesnel commercial photographer from the 1910s to mid-1920s, this television documentary was broadcast on Global TV and other networks in the late spring 2003. My interview did not make the final edit.

 

2003

2003: Growing Roots: Biography by Herbert R. Albrecht. Frankfurt Am Main, Germany: R.G. Fischer Verlag. Translation of: Der Dollar und die Seele (The Dollar and the Soul). The English language translation was done under contract to the author in 1974.

January 2003: "Counting Heads Around the World: The Genealogy of International Census Databases, Part 2, Canada." Searcher, v. 11, no. 1 (January 2003): 32-41.

January 12, 2003: "What About Rappertie?: Hannah Maynard's Other Photographic Double". Revisionist essay suggesting that Arthur S. Rappertie, Mrs. R. (Hannah) Maynard's photographer for more than 34 years, was the motivating force behind the sudden appearance of photographic experiments credited to her as well as the many fine photographic techniques present in the work of her studio from the late 1870s to her retirement in 1912. An earlier work by me, "The

Multiple Self of Hannah Maynard," did not account for the possibility of Rappertie's influence or involvement with these photographic experiments. No one else has yet questioned Rappertie's role in the emergence of a true artistic aethestic within the studio of Mrs. R. Maynard. A short version of this article was published by the Victoria Times-Colonist newspaper in its Sunday Monitor section on January 12, 2003.

February 2003:  "So You Want to Start a Syndicated Revolution: RSS News Blogging for Searchers." Searcher, v. 11, no. 2 (February 2003): 38-48. A cover story (lower-right corner, "RSS News Blogging for Searchers"). Not available online through the magazine's Web site. Available online through selected commercial full-text databases and ITI-InfoCentral.com, the digital archive of Information Today, Inc. (ITI) publications.

 

February 2003: "Blooglelicious—the Buzz about Google Buying Pyra Labs", Information Today Newsbreaks, February 24, 2003.

 

April 2003: "QuickiWiki, Swiki, TWiki, ZWiki, and the Plone Wars: Wiki as PIM and Collaborative Content Tool." Searcher, v. 11, no. 4 (April 2003): 32-48. A lead cover story.

June 2003:  "Pax Web Pacts: International Full-Text? Treaty Resources." Searcher, v. 11, no. 6 (June 2003): 24-35. A cover story (lower right corner). Not available online through the magazine's Web site. Available online through selected commercial full-text databases and ITI-InfoCentral.com, the digital archive of Information Today, Inc. (ITI) publications.

 

July 2003:  "Information on the Seven Seas: International Ocean Science Web Resources, Part 1." Searcher, v. 11, no. 7 (July/August 2003): 14-22. A lead cover story. Not available online through the magazine's Web site. Available online through selected commercial full-text databases and ITI-InfoCentral.com, the digital archive of Information Today, Inc. (ITI) publications.

 

November 2003:  "Information on the Seven Seas: International Ocean Science Web Resources, Part 2." Searcher, v. 11, no. 10 (November/December 2003): 16-25.

 

2004

January 2004: "Beyond Road Maps: The Topography of Digital Mapping Databases" Searcher, v. 12, no. 1 (January 2004): 27-39. A cover story (upper left corner). Not available online through the magazine's Web site. Available online through selected commercial full-text databases and ITI-InfoCentral.com, the digital archive of Information Today, Inc. (ITI) publications.

 

January 2004: "The Digital Domain No. 7: Selected Internet Resources for the Study of British Columbia: Family and Children, Health, Labour, Social Issues, and Women." BC Studies, no. 140 (Winter 2003/2004): 145-169.

 

February 2004: "Lights! Camera! Action!: Motion Picture and Video Databases!" Searcher, v. 12, no. 2 (February 2004): 18-28. Not available online through the magazine's Web site. Available online through selected commercial full-text databases and ITI-InfoCentral.com, the digital archive of Information Today, Inc. (ITI) publications.

 

February 2004: British Columbia History Portal. Built with the Scout Portal Toolkit from the Internet Scout Project (University of Wisconsin), this site, on a soft launch, supplements and will eventually replace the British Columbia History Internet/Web Site.

 

April 2004: "Toolbar Tangle: Searcher Toolbars to the Max" Searcher, v. 12, no. 4 (April 2004): 8-29. A lead cover story. Not available online through the magazine's Web site. Available online through selected commercial full-text databases and ITI-InfoCentral.com, the digital archive of Information Today, Inc. (ITI) publications.

 

September 2004:  "Looking for Good Art: Web Resources and Image Databases, Part 1: General and U.S. Tools" Searcher, v. 12, no. 8 (September 2004):12-22. A lead cover story.

 

October 2004:  "Looking for Good Art, Part 2: Image Retrieval" Searcher, v. 12, no. 9 (October 2004):8-19.

 

November 2004:  "Looking for Good Art, Part 3: Glorious National Collections" Searcher, v. 12, no. 10 (November/December 2004):21-32.

 

December 2004 "The Digital Domain No. 8: Selected Internet Resources for the Study of British Columbia's Environment and Natural Resources" on the environment and natural resources. BC Studies, no. 142/143 (Summer/Autumn 2004): 323-349.

 

2005

April 2005:  "RedLightGreen and Open WorldCat: Changing the World of Academic Search" Searcher, v. 13, no. 4 (April 2005): 14-23. Not available online through the magazine's Web site. Available online through selected commercial full-text databases and ITI-InfoCentral.com, the digital archive of Information Today, Inc. (ITI) publications.

 

October 2005:  "Bibliographic Research Tools Round-Up: A Review of Thomson ISI ResearchSoft's Bibliographic Management Software" Searcher, v. 13, no. 9 (October 2005): 16-27. Not available online through the magazine's Web site. Available online through selected commercial full-text databases and ITI-InfoCentral.com, the digital archive of Information Today, Inc. (ITI) publications. A lead cover story.

 

2006

February 2006:  "Digging Up the Virtual Past: The Archaeology of Ancient Greece and Rome on the Web" Searcher, v. 14, no. 2 (February 2006): 20-28. Not available online through the magazine's Web site. Available online through selected commercial full-text databases and ITI-InfoCentral.com, the digital archive of Information Today, Inc. (ITI) publications. A lead cover story.

 

April 2006:  "Can't See the Forest for the Trees: International Web Resources and Databases on Forestry" Searcher, v. 14, no. 4 (April 2006): 48-57. Not available online through the magazine's Web site. Available online through selected commercial full-text databases and ITI-InfoCentral.com, the digital archive of Information Today, Inc. (ITI) publications. A cover story.

 

May 2006:  "The Digital Humanities Revolution" Searcher, v. 14, no. 5 (May 2006): 25-34. Not available online through the magazine's Web site. Available online through selected commercial full-text databases and ITI-InfoCentral.com, the digital archive of Information Today, Inc. (ITI) publications. A cover story.

 

July 2006:  "Music to Soothe the Savage Searcher: Classical Music Databases and Web Resources" Searcher, v. 14, no. 7 (July/August 2006): 40-54. A lead cover story.

 

2007

June 21, 2007: "The Future of Archives in the Future: A Science Fictional Forecast", a paper presented to the Association of Canadian Archivists Conference, Kingston, Ontario, as part of a session on popular culture representations of archives and archivists.

 

October 2007: Encyclopedia of Nineteenth Century Photography (Routledge, New York). Contributed four long entries and nine 200-word entries to this two-volume encyclopedia. Publication of this encyclopedia, which was originally scheduled for 2003, was delayed due to the acquisition of Fitzroy Dearborn by Routledge, an imprint of Taylor and Francis. Further information at the Outdated Routledge Web site for the encyclopedia. Date updated: October 2007.

 

2008

 

January 2008:  "Crisis or Opportunity: The First International Public Knowledge Project (PKP) Scholarly Publishing Conference" Searcher, v. 16, no. 1 (January 2008): 28-33, 60-62. Not available online through the magazine's Web site. Available online through selected commercial full-text databases and ITI-InfoCentral.com, the digital archive of Information Today, Inc. (ITI) publications.

 

February 2008:  "The Freebase Experience: Getting Addicted to the World’s Largest Open Database" Searcher, v. 16, no. 2 (February 2008): 26-29, 49-58. A cover story. Not available online through the magazine's Web site. Available online through selected commercial full-text databases and ITI-InfoCentral.com, the digital archive of Information Today, Inc. (ITI) publications.

 

June 2008:  "Hit Me with Your Best Doc: Document-Sharing? Services on the Web" Searcher, v. 16, no. 6 (June 2008): 18-23, 55-56. A lead cover story. Not available online through the magazine's Web site. Available online through selected commercial full-text databases and ITI-InfoCentral.com, the digital archive of Information Today, Inc. (ITI) publications.

 

November 2008:  "Reality Check for Your Muses: Creativity and Business Innovation Resources" Searcher, v. 16, no. 10 (November/December 2008): 16-21, 55-59. Not available online through the magazine's Web site. Available online through selected commercial full-text databases and ITI-InfoCentral.com, the digital archive of Information Today, Inc. (ITI) publications.

 

May 2009:  "Celebrating Evolution the Web Way" Searcher, v. 17, no. 5 (May 2009): 16-21, 48-50. Not available online through the magazine's Web site. Available online through selected commercial full-text databases and ITI-InfoCentral.com, the digital archive of Information Today, Inc. (ITI) publications.

 

February 2010: "SAP in Open Beta of Collaborative Web Platform—Code Name, 12sprints", Information Today Newsbreaks, February 22, 2010.

 

February 2010: "Google Gets Stung by Its Own Buzz", Information Today Newsbreaks, February 22, 2010.

 

May 2010:  "Time, Space and Google: Toward a Real-Time, Synchronous, Personalized, Collaborative Web" Searcher, v. 18, no. 4 (May 2010): 20-31. A lead cover story. Not available online through the magazine's Web site. Available online through selected commercial full-text databases and ITI-InfoCentral.com, the digital archive of Information Today, Inc. (ITI) publications.

 

September 2010: "The Twittering of the Search World" Searcher, v. 18, no. 7 (September 2010): 24-35. A lead cover story.

 

December 2015: "Looking for Macmunn: Solving the Mystery of a 19th Century Victoria Photographer." By Roger Boulet and David Mattison, Photographic Canadiana, v. 44, no. 3 (December 2015-January 2016): 10-15. Updated: January 27, 2016.

 

Forthcoming

 

Forthcoming: Biography of R.E. Gosnell, the first Legislative Librarian and Provincial Archivist of British Columbia for the Dictionary of Canadian Biography. Completed biography October 1, 2008.

 

Forthcoming: The Stikine River: 19th Century Narratives of Exploration and Adventure on the Great River. An anthology of published accounts from the 19th century about Russian, Canadian and American explorers and adventurers on this magnificent river that flows in northwestern BC to Alaska. Date added: October 2002.

 

Forthcoming: "The Future of Archives in the Future: An Anthology of Short Fiction" compiled by David Mattison. If you're a commercial publisher and are interested in producing this work, please contact me through my blog.

 

Summary of Book Reviews

Numerous book reviews on a variety of subjects, for example, photographic history, modern American and Canadian fiction, art and architectural history, biography, published since 1976 in newspapers (Vancouver Sun, Victoria Times-Colonist), scholarly journals and specialized magazines (Archivaria, B.C. Historical News, BC Studies, Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, Journal of the American Society for Information Science, Journal of the Canadian Church Historical Society, Photo Communique, ter (Telecommunications Electronic Reviews), Visual Resources, among others), book/library trade journals (Quill and Quire, Library Journal) and the Canadian Book Review Annual.

 

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