About the Project

Thanks to generous funding from the Friends of the Richmond Archives, as well as a grant from the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia, through the British Columbia History Digitization Program, the City of Richmond Archives has been able to scan and make available online the photographs and maps included in this exhibit and in the British Columbia Packers Limited Insurance Photographs and Maps database. The approximately 900 photographs, maps and architectural drawings were selected from Series 3 and Series 9 of the British Columbia Packers Limited fonds.

Specifications and Standards

The scanned images of photographs were created onsite using an Epson Perfection 1660 Photo scanner and the following software: Adobe Photoshop 7.0; Epson Twain 5; Roxio Easy CD & DVD creator, version 6.0.

The photographs were scanned once and saved in .tiff format. From these files, .jpg files were created for web access and display.

Cartographic and architectural drawings were outsourced for scanning to Micro Com Systems Ltd. Two full-size images (.tiff and .pdf format) and one thumbnail (.jpg format) were created. The .pdf and .jpg versions have been published for web access and display.

Rules for Archival Description were the principal descriptive standard followed for the metadata associated with the images.

The database and web interface were created using Inmagic CSTextworks and Inmagic Web Publisher.

Exhibit web pages were created using IronPoint Content Management Software according to established City of Richmond standards.


The following companies contributed to the project through the generous donation of copyright:

  • Aon Reed Stenhouse Inc. – formerly Reed, Shaw & McNaught; Reed, Shaw Stenhouse; Reed, Shaw Osler.
  • Marsh & McClennan Companies (MMC) – formerly Marsh Canada Limited and M & M Protection Consultants.
  • Sandwell Engineering Inc. – formerly Swan Wooster Engineering.
  • Underhill Geomatics Ltd. – formerly Underhill & Underhill, Professional Land Surveyors & Engineers


This web exhibit and all materials within it are subject to the Copyright Act of Canada; are copyrighted and protected by worldwide laws and treaties; and may not be copied, reproduced, modified, published, downloaded, posted, transmitted, distributed, displayed or used in any way except strictly in accordance with the Copyright Act and other applicable law.

Copyright in the design and interface of this web exhibit is held by the City of Richmond, British Columbia. Historical images, photographs, cartographic materials and architectural drawings, and written descriptions, and other materials included within this site are provided with the consent of their respective copyright holders or agents and are presented solely for the purposes of this project. No right or interest is granted hereunder, either expressly or by implication, under any patents, copyrights, trademarks or otherwise. Unauthorized use of this web exhibit or any materials included within it may violate Canadian and international laws and may result in civil or criminal proceedings being brought. In particular, and without limiting the foregoing, no part of this web exhibit or the materials within it may be transferred or assigned and they may not be modified or used for any commercial purpose, or for any public display, performance, sale or rental. No copyright or other proprietary notices may be removed from this web exhibit or from any materials within it.

Third-Party Materials
The City of Richmond Archives has taken all reasonable efforts to ensure that materials, for which copyright belongs to others, are reproduced on this web exhibit with the full consent of the copyright owners. The City of Richmond Archives does not warrant that the use of materials displayed in the web exhibit will not infringe the rights of third parties. Such works may not be used in any form; they may not be copied or downloaded without prior permission from the third party. Contact archives@richmond.ca for information.