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David Mattison

  • Master of Library Science
  • Researcher and author
  • Independent Scholar
  • 2PublicationsNumber of items in David's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 4Followers

Recent publications

  • Music to Soothe the Savage Searcher: Classical Music Databases and Web Resources

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  • Images of History on the Web

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Professional experience

Researcher and author

Independent Scholar

September 1977 - Present

Reference Archivist

British Columbia Archives

May 1992 - December 2009(18 years)

Private Records Archivist

British Columbia Archives

April 2002 - May 2008(6 years)


British Columbia Archives

November 1986 - May 1992(6 years)

Sound and Moving Image Archivist

British Columbia Archives

February 1981 - November 1986(6 years)

Visual Records Archivist

British Columbia Archives

July 1980 - September 1980(2 months)


Columbia College

January 1978 - April 1980(2 years)



UBC - University of British Columbia

September 1976 - May 1978(2 years)


UBC - University of British Columbia

September 1972 - May 1974(2 years)


University of Hawaii - Manoa

September 1970 - April 1972(2 years)


University of Hawaii - Leeward Community College

September 1968 - April 1970(2 years)


The David Mattison you most associate with the Internet and Web was born and raised in the Territory of Hawai’i, later the State of Hawai’i. He settled in British Columbia, Canada, and worked for the Provincial Archives of British Columbia as an archivist and a librarian for 29 years, taking early retirement in 2010. He was involved with automation and Internet initiatives at the BC Archives long before those tools entered public consciousness. For a list of his other Web sites see the sidebar. His research and writing interests over the past three decades are the history of photography in Western Canada, British Columbia history in general, historical research in general and Internet and Web tools.

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