A fascinating collection of programs that focuses on a range of environmental issues can now be viewed by users around the world

UBC Library recently digitized the Westland series television programs that form part of the Halleran Collection, one of the largest private family film collections in Canada. It is being housed and preserved by the library thanks to a generous donation from the Halleran Family and the support of community partners including Columbia Basin Trust.

The collection is an insightful document of rural BC that consists of nature-oriented programs produced in British Columbia over recent decades. The Westland series was originally broadcast by the Knowledge Network from 1984 to 2007, and examined a broad range of issues associated with forestry, fresh water fishing, endangered species and ecosystem restoration.

UBC Library has digitized 195 programs that were broadcast as part of the Westland series – to view the results, please visit click here to visit the UBC Library Digital Collections.

For more on the Halleran film donation, which also includes about 2,000 videotapes, please click here to read the original story.