The Virtual Museum of Canada has opened up application to their Virtual Exhibits funding program, where heritage organizations can apply for up to $250,000 to do digital history projects. Continue reading Funding for online projects from the Virtual Museum of Canada
The Canadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property (CAC) and the Canadian Association of Professional Conservators (CAPC) invite you to contribute to the Canadian Collections Care Survey, a nation-wide survey on heritage collections in Canada. Continue reading Canada-wide survey about collections care and conservation
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!
Media Coordinator Allana Mayer wrote an essay about archives, representation, and collective memory over at Active History, about our recent release of virtual exhibits about Ontario’s multicultural history. Check it out!
Wikipedia’s Library group is running a second #1Lib1Ref campaign this year! It’s designed to coincide with the yearly schedules of those in the southern hemisphere, and it’s an extra chance for library and heritage professionals to try their hand at improving Wikipedia’s accuracy and reliability. Continue reading #1Lib1Ref: So Good, They’re Doing It Twice
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.
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.
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:
OurDigitalWorld is delighted to see so many new programs in the Ontario budget that affect libraries and heritage. Continue reading Ontario’s 2018 Budget