Waterloo Public Library’s digitized historical newspaper collection

logoWe’re so delighted to present the Waterloo Public Library’s digital newspaper collection. In the past few months we’ve help them digitize and add 125,000 pages of publications including the Waterloo Chronicle, the Chronicle Telegraph, and the County Chronicle. You can now see complete ranges from 1893 onward, and partial issues dating back to 1868! Continue reading Waterloo Public Library’s digitized historical newspaper collection

Read our report on digitization in Ontario public libraries

OurDigitalWorld-DigitizationReport-2019Jan-Web.pngWe’re delighted to announce the publication of our report on digitization in Ontario public libraries! The report is now available for download.

We asked eighty questions over the summer of 2018, and our obliging survey respondents gave us some great answers about how they’re tackling community history, heritage collections, and the demands of the digital age. Thank you to every public library in Ontario that responded!

Now you can read all the results before you join us at our OLA SuperConference presentation next week.

Continue reading Read our report on digitization in Ontario public libraries

Happy holidays from OurDigitalWorld!

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Holiday postcard from the Chatham-Kent Museum digital collections.

Our best wishes for health and happiness in the new year!

The ODW offices will be closed from December 24th to January 2nd. We look forward to working with you in 2019!

Our INK and GovDocs collections will be unavailable until December 26th for planned downtime over the holidays. Many newspapers will still be available at search.ourontario.ca and many government documents will still be available on the Internet Archive at archive.org/details/governmentpublications.