Catalogue of Visual Images
The John B. Ridley Research Library has photographs and slides in its collection. The Library is in the process of digitising all the photographs and slides (via scanning), and cataloguing the information of the image. To preserve the photographs for future generations, they are placed in acid-free envelopes which are then stored in the archival vault. The archival vault is a fireproof, underground room that is climate controlled to archival standards. The scanned images are eventually burned onto CD-ROM's which can be accessed by the database.
The catalogue is composed of the information and images from roughly half of the total collection, the other half is continually being worked on. The catalogue has over 13,000 records covering a wide range of topics. The topics include aboriginal history and culture, archaeology and artifacts, park operations, staff and buildings. The catalogue also contains a large selection of natural history--birds, plants, mammals etc. and of course Quetico's beautiful scenery.
Please use the following link to access a sample of the Catalogue of Visual Images.
Currently there are over 2000 records in the Library's book database. The books and reports along with the periodicals cover a large range of topics from biology, ecology, history, native history and culture, canoeing, archaeology, wilderness and park management. The collection includes many books and reports specific to Quetico Provincial Park and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Some examples of these books that can be found are:
Please use the following link to access a sample of the book collection