>A new addition to the City of New Westminster's web site allows anyone to search the city's history and photographs from a smartphone, tablet computer, laptop, or desktop system. Not only can users search the database but they can also share with others and comment on photographs and other records.
Archivist Barry Dykes said in a press release, "I was able to search and retrieve images using my own smart phone. However, until the time when we get the bulk of our photographs online, people will still need to visit the archives. In any case, this is still a great start."
The database has more than 4,000 descriptions, primarily of photographs, but that's only a fraction of the total collection. The site will grow as descriptions are added.
The database can be accessed by going to archives.newwestcity.ca.
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