Sharing skills: Our interns

Patrick Stitt joined ODW as a Systems Assistant Intern for 2015-2016 and was involved in many activities related to OurDigitalWorld’s client projects, data management, and infrastructure maintenance. Activities include large-scale data assessment, management, and manipulation; large batch image manipulation and quality control; as well, all tasks will involve creating technical documentation. Working as part of our virtual team, Patrick is gaining aptitude with different coding languages, efficiency with complex data analysis and management, as well as creating written & video documentation about ODW processes.

Andrew Clark joined ODW as a Digital Library Developer for 2015-2016 and assisted on a pilot project (ODW, in collaboration with Ryerson University Library and Archives and the Digital Public Library of America community) to set up and test a replication of the DPLA platform. Andrew helped assess, create and modify tools, scripts and applications for access to digital cultural heritage collections.

Making a difference: Our Volunteers

Jill Ruby is helping ODW migrate 8 years’ worth of our VITA Toolkit Network support site forum conversations into the new VITA Help site.

Building capacity at school

Working with students at the Faculty of Information at University of Toronto, we are proud to have had such a varied series of practicum projects over the years.

“Research on indigenous cultural rights for online collections”
“Making online ‘help’ more helpful: Improving training and support for VITA Toolkit users”

“Community Digitization Manual”
“Marketing & publicity for local digital collections”

“VITA Thesaurus/Subject Authority file content management”
“Ontario Library Association – Archives & Community Engagement Planning”
“Prospect research”