A preview of the results from our survey on digitization in Ontario public libraries

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

Funding from the National Heritage Digitization Strategy!

The NHDS has announced a one-time funding opportunity for digitization projects that take place before August 21st, 2019. The total amount available per project is $100,000. The project specifications require organizations to make their data and digitized objects available and publically accessible. Continue reading Funding from the National Heritage Digitization Strategy!