We are thrilled to announce an exciting partnership between OurDigitalWorld and the Leddy Library at the University of Windsor. This agreement will leverage OurDigitalWorld’s long-standing track record in newspaper digitization and combine these efforts with recent work at the Leddy Library on community history and digital scholarship.
The Leddy Library has worked with OurDigitalWorld and its predecessor, OurOntario.ca, to digitize newspapers from across the province for nearly a decade.
Now, the Leddy will support OurDigitalWorld’s Community Newspapers initiative as a platinum sponsor, enabling both organizations to expand their efforts to get Ontario’s community history online and accessible to everyone. This agreement will, among other things, expand the collaborative INK project, which already shares over one million full pages of Ontario newspapers.
OurDigitalWorld manages the largest public collection of historic newspapers in Ontario and supports the digital collections of over 200 heritage organizations with our award-winning VITA digital toolkit and our Ontario digital heritage portal. The Leddy Library has built digital collections for Southwestern Ontario Digital Archive and University of Windsor Centre for Digital Scholarship, and the Centre worked with the university’s Department of History and several community partners on a digitization project that received the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation, Breaking the Colour Barrier: Wilfred “Boomer” Harding and the Chatham Coloured All-Stars (1932-1939).