Last week our three University of Toronto iSchool students presented their practicum projects at the semester’s showcase.
We’ll be at the 2019 Ontario Library Association SuperConference in January! We’ll be presenting in a session about our report on digitization in Ontario public libraries, and we’ll be manning our usual vendor booth in the Expo Hall.
You can still register for our next two webinars with the Southern Ontario Library Service, about ODW’s work with public libraries in the province: Continue reading Two more free webinars with SOLS
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
Happy Halloween! Do you know who really liked scary stories? Victorians. Continue reading Scary Stories To Read In The News
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:
October 1st to 7th is First Nations Public Library Week, and we’ll be featuring materials from our First Nations public library VITA members, Six Nations Public Library and Kanhiote Tyendinaga Territory Public Library. This year’s theme is “The Future of First Nation Public Libraries.” Look forward to learning more about the families and individuals featured in their digital collections! We’ve put some of our favourite images on the front page of OurOntario.ca and will be sharing more on our social media throughout the week. Continue reading Celebrating Ontario First Nations Public Library Week and Ontario Public Library Week
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!