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UNB Libraries Project Preservation

For nearly two decades, UNB Libraries has partnered with researchers at UNB and beyond to develop innovative projects in digital scholarship. Although not intended as a permanent archive, this space provides access to selected projects that were developed at UNB Libraries but are no longer being actively updated or maintained.

Each project has been captured as a dated 'snapshot', after which no further changes have been made. While every effort has been made to preserve access to content, not all functionality is preserved: external links, forms, and search may not work as expected.

Questions or comments on individual projects can be addressed to the project contact. For more information about project preservation, please contact James MacKenzie (Director of Scholarly Technologies).

Current Projects Within Preservation

This is an UNB Libraries archived snapshot of a historical website. As such, external links, forms, and search boxes may not function within this collection.
Web archive date: Sep. 23, 2022
The ArtCan research project and portal concluded its work in March of 2017, and remained live until September 2022. ArtCan’s goal was to facilitate the exchange of research expertise, knowledge creation, training, and practice in the visual arts in Canada. Projects undertaken by ArtCan’s partners and collaborators were designed for specialist and non-specialist audiences, whether local, regional, or transnational. features digital galleries of works from UNB’s Art Centre and the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, as well as links to research and other resources for the study of Canadian art and its history.
Project Contact: Erin Morton

Atlantic Canada Portal
Web archive date: Dec. 5, 2014
The Atlantic Canada Portal was in active development from 2002-2010 as a collaborative effort between the University of New Brunswick's Electronic Text Centre (now the Centre for Digital Scholarship) and Dr. Marg Conrad (Canada Research Chair in Atlantic Canada Studies) to promote the study of Canada's Atlantic provinces. Content includes an extensive bibliography and six virtual archives of primary source material.
Atlantic Canada Virtual Archives (ACVA) sites include:
Project Contact: Dr. Elizabeth Mancke

Conferences/Workshops hosted by UNB Libraries
Web archive date: various
Over the years, UNB Libraries has hosted and co-hosted a number of significant conferences. This archive attempts to capture conferences since 2004 which had a web presence.
Project Contact: Jeff Carter

QWERTY Archives: 1996-2014
Web archive date: Dec. 6, 2017
QWERTY is a national literary journal, developed and operated entirely by graduate students of UNB's English Department. Although primarily a print publication in its first 20 years, QWERTY published online selected content (including original poetry, fiction, art, interviews and reviews), as well as cover art and tables of contents, through partnership with UNB Libraries' Centre for Digital Scholarship from 1996 to 2014. In 2016 (Issue 35), QWERTY moved to an online-only publication format: for current issues, visit
Project Contact: Centre for Digital Scholarship

Sea Stacks
Web archive date: Oct. 12, 2022
Sea Stacks was actively developed between 2009 and 2014 with funding from SHHRC, IBBY Canada, University of New Brunswick, Dalhousie and Acadia University. This authoritative resource features detailed bibliographies, profiles of authors and illustrators, video interviews, and criticism and analysis on Atlantic Canadian books for children and young adults, 1978-2011.
Project Contact: Susan Fisher

UNB LIbraries Mobile
Web archive date: August 17, 2018

UNB Libraries released two versions of its mobile website over 3 years. The first version, not captured in this archive, launched in July of 2010.

A second more robust version (represented here), with authentication and customizable features such as a default library, hours and contacts, catalogue searching, tracking for borrowed items and fines and personalized Course Reserves was released in May 2011. The mobile site ran in parallel to main UNB Libraries website.

In the spring of 2013, with responsive websites supplanting the need for a mobile-specific site, the decision was made to decommission

Project Contact: Jeff Carter