ODW on the OpenGLAM Twitter Account

OpenGLAM_Heart_400x400For 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!

Discussing women’s history at the OWHN Annual Conference in October

Allana Mayer will be presenting her work on our Ontario’s Multicultural History virtual exhibits at the Ontario Women’s History Network Annual Conference, happening in Ottawa and Gatineau October 26th-27th.

This year’s conference theme is Exhibiting Gender: Telling Her Stories. Allana will be chatting about curating exhibits and what’s available online about women’s history in Ontario.

All are welcome to register, and there are early-bird discounts if you register before October 9th. We hope to see you there!

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Click to see the program.

Library and Archives Canada is looking for your input!

Late yesterday afternoon, Library and Archives Canada announced a ten-day consultation period about their upcoming Strategic Plan to 2022.

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Our fall webinar series with SOLS

SOLSBilLogo3This fall we are excited to partner with the Southern Ontario Library Service to bring you three (FREE!) webinars exploring the work ODW has done with public libraries to help provide digital content to people living in communities across the province. There’s something here for everyone: students, genealogists, researchers, historians, technologists, library or archives workers, artists, and the curious.

Click on the links to learn more and to register: Continue reading Our fall webinar series with SOLS

Canada-wide survey on digital preservation in heritage organizations

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries is running a nation-wide survey about your digital preservation capacity and needs. If you’re a memory institution or department in Canada, you are invited to respond to this survey about all things digital preservation:

http://www.carl-abrc.ca/news/carls-digital-preservation-working-group-administers-survey-on-building-capacity-for-digital-preservation-in-canada/

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