OurDigitalWorld is delighted to see so many new programs in the Ontario budget that affect libraries and heritage. Continue reading Ontario’s 2018 Budget
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!
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
The NHDS is asking for your help. They’ve produced a draft content strategy and are looking to find out more about Canada’s archival collections and digitization. Continue reading Take the National Heritage Digitization Strategy content strategy survey!
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
We will see a short interruption in our services for maintenance to our network on Monday March 12th, from 11am to noon EDT. Members will be unable to access the VITA data-management tools during that time, and no VITA collections will be available to the public.
We’re sorry for the inconvenience, but we expect maintenance shouldn’t take more than an hour. Please get in touch with email@example.com if you have any concerns.
A free webinar is being hosted by the Ottawa branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society tonight at 7pm:
Irene Robillard of the Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario will be discussing their digitization work on the Tweedsmuir scrapbooks, which are being scanned and shared in VITA thanks to a number of grants. She’ll also be talking about how to use VITA to search and browse for materials.
We’re passing on these two opportunities – to nominate someone you know for an award, and to help the AAO build a yearly accession register so we can coordinate collections across the province.