On September 10th, 2019, University of Windsor Librarian and ODW Board Member Art Rhyno gave a presentation called “Using Local Newspapers for Genealogy Research” to the Essex OGS/Essex County Branch, Ontario Ancestors. You can read a copy of his presentation slides here, and watch a video of his presentation here. Continue reading Using Local Newspapers for Genealogy Research
OurDigitalWorld (ODW) is seeking a Digital Library Developer for a paid internship opportunity (500 hours, full-time). The intern will be assisting on a pilot project, Phase 2 (ODW, in collaboration with the British Columbia Provincial Digital Library Initiative) to develop and test solutions for a digital library platform, mainly the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) platform, for use initially in Ontario and BC. Working in a collaborative, virtual environment the intern will help assess, create and modify tools, scripts and applications for access to digital cultural heritage collections from multiple jurisdictions.
“I invite the communities to imagine new and innovative proposals for the third funding cycle so that the Documentary Heritage Communities Program ensures the growth of dynamic local archival and library communities across the country.”
– Dr. Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada
On June 3, 2016, LAC launched work on the National Heritage Digitization Strategy: http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/about-us/Pages/national-heritage-digitization-strategy.aspx.
We’re excited to have the opportunity to discuss collaborative digital strategies at the foundational assembly being held on October 14, 2016 at Library and Archives Canada.
More to follow…
After 7 years of wonderful service and support from the team at Orion, the O3 platform that supported our VITA Toolkit Network group space is being discontinued. This has offered ODW an opportunity to migrate all our support documentation, tips, discussions, and training materials to a new platform and open our support space to the public.
You’ve heard of linked data and its potential to connect resources and collections. You know the why, but wonder how do you do linked data? How do you finish? It’s time to get some practical experience.
We look forward to being a part of Digital Odyssey 2015: Open Data, Open Heritage.
Digital Odyssey 2015 “Open Data, Open Heritage” will examine the intersection of governmental, academic, and community open data and open heritage materials, and investigate the roles that cultural heritage institutions can and should play in concert with other participants in the emerging open data, open heritage environment.
Stay tuned for more details on the full program and registration.