The National Research Council is asking for project proposals from Indigenous-led organizations to build technologies to support Indigenous language revitalization. This opportunity has an application deadline of April 30th, 2019: Continue reading Two upcoming funding opportunities for digitizing Indigenous language materials
In November, the West Vancouver Memorial Library commemorated the 100th anniversary of Armistice by releasing their “Research to Remember: In Their Own Words” project – a collection of three new video interviews with veterans.
The library held a screening and live discussion with veteran Ted Langley on November 11th, and launched the online collection on November 1st. All the interviews are edited into short topical segments, fully transcribed, and text-searchable. This part of the project follows upon the library’s educational resources work developing primary-source packages about some of the soldiers whose names appear on the West Vancouver cenotaph. Continue reading West Vancouver Memorial Library’s “Research to Remember” project
One thing we heard a lot during SuperCon was an interest in creating new heritage materials in communities in Ontario and across Canada. Many of our VITA members (and some new organizations too!) are looking into local activities like digitizing borrowed material from residents, and conducting oral histories.
We’re compiling a list with some guides and tools for running an oral history project. Here are some of our favourites: Continue reading Oral history project resources
Part of our Multicultural Community Capacity project has been learning the landscape of multicultural history for Ontario schools. We know there are fantastic curriculum resources out there, and we don’t want to be redundant to what others have already worked tirelessly on. Here we’d like to share a few things we’ve found, and some recommended resources from teachers using them in their classes.
We had a blast at last week’s OLA SuperConference! Here are the resources we developed for our presentation last week, as well as our practicum student Tiffany Luk’s contribution to the poster sessions.
We’re delighted to announce the publication of our report on digitization in Ontario public libraries! The report is now available for download.
We asked eighty questions over the summer of 2018, and our obliging survey respondents gave us some great answers about how they’re tackling community history, heritage collections, and the demands of the digital age. Thank you to every public library in Ontario that responded!
Now you can read all the results before you join us at our OLA SuperConference presentation next week.
Worried about how your library will tackle digital preservation? Dealing with writing policies and procedures around stewarding your digital collections? Take a one-day course on April 5th to learn the basics: Continue reading Learn the basics of digital preservation with the Archives Association of Ontario
#1Lib1Ref is a yearly chance for library and heritage professionals to try their hand at improving Wikipedia’s accuracy and reliability. The campaign starts today and goes until February 5th. Continue reading It’s #1Lib1Ref time again!
The deadline for Young Canada Works summer jobs in heritage is January 15th; the deadline for internships is March 1st.
If you’re applying for an archival job, or a library job in English, you’ll be applying to The Canadian Council of Archives. Continue reading One week left for your 2019 YCW applications
About a year ago, Europeana released a wonderful resource called the Impact Playbook. It’s a tool for cultural heritage organizations to think critically about the impact they have on their communities – how programming, collections research, and outreach changes people’s lives.