Video – in VITA and beyond

Looking for vintage video? We’ve got you covered.

The VITA Digital Toolkit offers multimedia hosting for streaming in users’ browsers as well as download. See, for example, this wonderful video of the 1962 Wilfrid Laurier University Winter Carnival! Or this footage of a munitions factory shift change in World War Two. You can add GIFs too!

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OurDigitalWorld is the recipient of a second Multicultural Community Capacity Grant

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.

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OurDigitalWorld announces new partnership with the University of Windsor Leddy Library

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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.

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OurDigitalWorld’s Multicultural Community Capacity Grant project: Digital Storytelling for Ontario’s Multicultural Communities

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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:

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