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Frontier Life


This collection provides primary source documents on the frontiers of North America, Africa and Australasia. Frontier Life: Borderlands, Settlement, & Colonial Encounters brings together documents from 16 archives around the world, including more than 1,015 documents from Glenbow and Hudson Bay’s Archive. There are some 240,000 Images and 7,895 Documents in the collection pertaining to the Frontiers of North America, Africa and Australasia. 68% of the collections details North America, and 20% of that material is specific to Canada. There are more than 1,015 documents from the Glenbow Museum and Hudson Bay’s Archive.

The collection deals with some of the major themes of frontier existence including: Settlement development, Law and order, Violence, Expeditions and exploration, Relations with indigenous peoples, Trade and commerce, Death and disease, Missionaries and religion, Women’s history, Military matters, Mining, Religion, Gold rushes, Settler governance, Contested boundaries, Agriculture and livestock. 

Read the Sept 6 2017 news release at: http://www.amdigital.co.uk/m-news/frontierlife-canada-news/

3 minute video https://youtu.be/VhW-2s0EXf0 

URL:  www.frontierlife.amdigital.co.uk

Adam Matthew and 18 leading academic institutions have collaborated to open this essential content to libraries and educational institutions nationwide, including all library types: public, post-secondary, special, archives, museums and K-12 schools

CRKN registered institutions automatically have full access to Frontier Life, through IP authentication set up with the IP list provided by CRKN.

For all other Canadian public, post-secondary, special, archives, museums, and K-12 libraries, please complete the form at http://www.amdigital.co.uk/frontier-life-canada/ to gain access . 

Platform:  Adam Matthew
Access Notes: 

Authorized users include alumni access .

Authorized for Data/Text Mining (Adam Matthew API, or other delivery).

Access in Perpetuity for unlimited users.

No DRM restrictions on Print/Download

MARC records included. Free to download MARC 21 catalogue records are available. Please see the MARC records section of our website at http://www.amdigital.co.uk/librarians-resources/marc-records/ for download instructions.

Frontier Life is to be setup for authenticated access similar to other licensed paid resources.  For off-site access to digital collections via an EZ Proxy server (or equivalent), please follow this link below for information on how to set this up:  https://www.oclc.org/support/services/ezproxy/documentation/db/amdigital.en.html

PLEASE NOTE: Adam Matthew Digital requires SSL Configuration for these resources to proxy correctly

Lead Consortium:  Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL)
Chronological Coverage:  1650-1920
Update Frequency:  Database is complete. There are no additional updates
Content Types:  FullText
Vendor:  Adam Matthew
Vendor URL:  http://www.amdigital.co.uk/
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