Media Coordinator Allana Mayer wrote an essay about archives, representation, and collective memory over at Active History, about our recent release of virtual exhibits about Ontario’s multicultural history. Check it out!
OurDigitalWorld is delighted to announce that we are able to continue our project on Ontario’s multicultural history thanks to a second grant from the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration’s Multicultural Community Capacity program. This funding will support our development of educational tools to promote the history of diverse and underrepresented Ontarians and their contributions to the social and cultural life of the province. These stories, sometimes painful, are part of our heritage.
We are thrilled to announce an exciting partnership between OurDigitalWorld and the Leddy Library at the University of Windsor. This agreement will leverage OurDigitalWorld’s long-standing track record in newspaper digitization and combine these efforts with recent work at the Leddy Library on community history and digital scholarship.
We’re excited to announce the release of three virtual exhibits focusing on different aspects of Ontario’s multicultural history. These narrative exhibits are themed on black history, Japanese history, and women’s history in the province.
These virtual exhibits are available on a dedicated VITA digital toolkit platform:
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
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
We’re excited to be presenting at the Creative Commons Global Summit next month, happening once again in downtown Toronto. It’s an excellent opportunity for heritage workers and copyright enthusiasts in the Ontario area to have inspirational discussions with like-minded people from around the world! Continue reading We’ll be at the 2018 Creative Commons Summit
Tomorrow, Wednesday February 7th at noon, join us for a free webinar to talk about front-end changes in VITA 6, and how to style your platform.
Our team has upgraded the platform and moved all your content and site settings over to the newest version of VITA. Lots of changes are behind-the-scenes – you’ll notice a faster and easier VITA without having to learn anything new. Continue reading VITA 6 is here!