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The VCC Digital Repository collects, preserves and makes accessible works created by the VCC community and items related to the College’s history. Content is freely and openly accessible; all items have Creative Commons licenses specifying use. 

This repository is a work in progress, as all preservation activities are. Our current priorities are building digital collections that highlight the scholarly and creative output of VCC students and instructors, with a particular focus on student Capstone and graduation projects.  


Todd Rowlatt 
Coordinator of Archives & Records Management 
[email protected] 

James Fournie 
Coordinator of Library Systems & Technical Services 
[email protected]  

Visit the VCC Library website for information about library services, news and announcements.  

General Inquiries 
604.871.7322 (Broadway campus) 
604.443.8340 (Downtown campus) 
[email protected]  


The VCC Digital Repository will facilitate knowledge sharing, community engagement and cooperation both within and outside the college. The repository will enhance awareness of teaching and research output, showcase our institutional history and increase transparency.   

We are committed to the responsible and sustainable management of materials collected in our digital repository. Our goal is to ensure long-term access and therefore our digital preservation policies, technologies and practices are informed by best practices in the field and reviewed regularly to ensure currency.   

The Digital Repository will meet the following goals: 

  • Store and provide access to the published and unpublished research and output of individuals affiliated with VCC 
  • Preservation and disseminate our institutional history  
  • Make administrative reports and processes visible and accessible 


The Vancouver Community College Digital Repository is an institutional repository, visible to all members of the VCC community and the wider public. It is managed by VCC Library.  

It is part of Arca, a collaborative initiative to support the development and implementation of digital repositories at BC post-secondary institutions. Foundational to the creation of the BC Digital Library, Arca is a province-wide network of institutional repositories that: 

  • provide access to faculty and student research output across multiple post-secondary institutions via a cross-repository search layer 
  • support the management of institutional digital assets 
  • showcase BC as a hub for knowledge creation across Canada and around the world. 

Arca is built on Islandora, a Canadian-developed open-source platform currently in use at over 100 public and private institutions worldwide. This shared platform allows post-secondary institutions with open-access repositories share a single repository, with individual customized website interfaces providing portals to their own content. 

Arca is made possible by a partnership between the BC Electronic Library Network (BC ELN) and Charlottetown, PEI-based software firm discoverygarden.  Implementation was supported by a grant from the Ministry of Advanced Education