The next round of Young Canada Works funding for student and recent-graduate hiring is open: Continue reading Young Canada Works is open for applications
Remembrance Day in Canada was first declared after the Armistice of 1918 ended the Great War. Communities in Ontario celebrated in a variety of ways. Continue reading The First Remembrance Day
For the next two weeks, join us on Twitter as we helm the @openGLAM account to discuss some of the challenges and opportunities we face in Canada.
We’ve just gotten started this morning and will be covering a variety of topics related to digitizing and sharing our cultural heritage. You can learn more about the Open GLAM initiative, run by Open Knowledge, on their website.
Join us with your thoughts, your questions, and the things you want the rest of the world to know about working with open heritage in your organization!
Library and Archives Canada is hosting a seminar on how to apply to the Documentary Heritage Communities Program. On November 6th from 9am to 3pm, you can attend in person in Ottawa or watch the webcast from the link they’ll be adding to their website.
Happy Halloween! Do you know who really liked scary stories? Victorians. Continue reading Scary Stories To Read In The News
The latest MAIGazine, a yearly newsletter published by the Municipal Archives Interest Group of the Archives Association of Ontario, features the Brighton Barns project by the Brighton Digital Archives. Continue reading The Brighton Barns Project in MAIGazine
Library and Archives Canada has announced that the next round of their federal project funding for heritage is open:
This summer we surveyed the public libraries of Ontario to get an idea of how they’re dealing with the demand for digitizing their special and unique heritage collections.
We got a response from 55% of all Ontario public and First Nations libraries, and the libraries that responded cover almost 90% of the total Ontario population served by libraries (which is itself 90% of the total population, so, about 86% of us).
We’re delighted to have such a strong response and can’t wait to share all the results with you. We asked about 80 questions, so there’s a lot to cover! Today we just want to share a few facts – a preview of our upcoming report release in January 2019. Continue reading A preview of the results from our survey on digitization in Ontario public libraries
In Toronto from October 24th to 26th, the Ontario Museum Association will be holding their annual conference. We’re excited to see some friends of ours presenting about a variety of heritage-related topics:
OurDigitalWorld is working with three practicum students from the University of Toronto iSchool this fall. We’ve got a number of neat projects working with our data and collections, and we’re delighted to have some bright and engaged students to help us out. Here are our three students and their projects: