Funding from the National Heritage Digitization Strategy!

The NHDS has announced a one-time funding opportunity for digitization projects that take place before August 21st, 2019. The total amount available per project is $100,000. The project specifications require organizations to make their data and digitized objects available and publically accessible. Continue reading Funding from the National Heritage Digitization Strategy!

Digitization in Ontario Public Libraries

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OurDigitalWorld will be partnering with SOLS to conduct a survey on the state of digitization activities in public libraries across Ontario. We’re undertaking this research in light of the Ontario Culture Strategy goal to promote cultural engagement and inclusion, and the National Heritage Digitization Strategy goals based on medium and creation date. Continue reading Digitization in Ontario Public Libraries

Ontario’s Multicultural History – and an update on our MCC project

With the anniversary of Agnes Macphail’s birthday coming up this Saturday (she was born on March 24th, 1890) we thought we would share some of our work from the Multicultural Community Capacity Grant project we’ve been working on.

Our MCC project is designed to highlight and elevate the stories of Ontarians we don’t hear enough about. We decided to focus on women’s history, and the histories of black and Japanese Ontarians.  Continue reading Ontario’s Multicultural History – and an update on our MCC project

Scheduled downtime for VITA sites and OurOntario

We will see a short interruption in our services for maintenance to our network on Monday March 12th, from 11am to noon EDT. Members will be unable to access the VITA data-management tools during that time, and no VITA collections will be available to the public.

We’re sorry for the inconvenience, but we expect maintenance shouldn’t take more than an hour. Please get in touch with help@vitatoolkit.ca if you have any concerns.

Tonight! FWIO’s Irene Robillard on the Tweedsmuir Digitization Project

A free webinar is being hosted by the Ottawa branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society tonight at 7pm:

https://scottishsig.ogs.on.ca/womens-institute-tweedsmuir-community-histories/

Irene Robillard of the Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario will be discussing their digitization work on the Tweedsmuir scrapbooks, which are being scanned and shared in VITA thanks to a number of grants. She’ll also be talking about how to use VITA to search and browse for materials.

News from the Archives Association of Ontario: awards nominations and the Ontario Archival Accessions Register

AAO-25thLogo-Final (2).pngWe’re passing on these two opportunities – to nominate someone you know for an award, and to help the AAO build a yearly accession register so we can coordinate collections across the province.

Continue reading News from the Archives Association of Ontario: awards nominations and the Ontario Archival Accessions Register