News & Updates

Interesting Peel Statistical Analysis from the 1st Half of 2015

For the 1st 6 months of 2015, here are some interesting stats about users and usage of the Peel site,
-1.9+ million page views!
-60% new visitors versus 40% returning
-of all visits, 78% via desktop computer (includes laptops); and then remaining equally tablet and mobile
-newspapers are the top choice for Peel users, and then the Henderson Directories after that (with Edmonton and Winnipeg vying for 1st place usage!)
-Other top Henderson Directories include Calgary, Regina, Saskatoon
-Top used newspaper is the Edmonton Bulletin
-Postcards are also very popular
-By Country:


20 juillet 2015

Recent Additions to the University of Alberta Board of Governors Collection

Seven new Peel's Prairie Provinces titles have recently been added to the Board of Governors (BOG) Featured Collection to honour the 7 BOG & BOG External Committee members who have just finished their terms.

Print copies of the titles were produced and will be presented to the Members.

Each title includes an online dedication, as well.

Thank you for you many years of service and dedication to the University!


17 juin 2015

Official Launch of early St. Albert Gazette issues

Come celebrate the official launch of online access to the early St. Albert Gazette issues at the St. Albert Public Library on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at 6pm. RSVP to by November 7, 2014.

5 novembre 2014

Grain Elevator in Canada series now available!

As it is currently Open Access Week, it is only fitting that these lists of grain elevator activity in Canada are now openly available!
For more information about this project, see this news release.

24 octobre 2014

Celebrating the PPCLI Centennial

Congratulations to members of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 100 years of service.
Relive the memories by viewing digitized copies of The Patrician here.

8 août 2014

2012 and 2013 Edmonton Folk Music Festival programs now available

With the 2014 Edmonton Folk Music Festival around the corner, we have just added the 2012 and 2013 programs to the Peel site; perfect for reminiscing before this weekend's festival begins, and to end all arguments over who played when while participating in the festival this weekend!

6 août 2014

Season's Greetings!

Wishing everyone all the best this holiday season – perhaps you will be lucky enough to enjoy a sleigh ride in the snow!

24 décembre 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here's hoping you get to walk past a field of turkeys and pumpkins this Thanksgiving weekend!

11 octobre 2013

100 years of the newspaper La Liberté!

The first issue of La Liberté was published on May 20, 1913.
Today, that issue, and many, many more, are available on the Peel site!
Two years ago, we partnered with the Société historique de Saint-Boniface, the owner of the La Liberté archives, to digitize the entire 100 years of the francophone newspaper La Liberté, in honour of its 2013 centennial celebrations. In addition to the coordination efforts of the Société historique de Saint-Boniface, this project benefited from the help of the Manitoba Legislative Library, which provided microfilm reels of the early years of the newspaper, and from funding support from the Société franco-manitobaine and the Université de Saint-Boniface. After many, many scanning and processing hours, the full run of issues will be ready for the June gala launch!

22 mai 2013

Collection Stats

Bibliographic records :10,531
Nombre total de documents :8,471
Nombre total de pages :773,882
Numéros de journaux :67,019
Pages de journaux :646,697
Newspaper Articles :4,909,669
Images :16,298