Last week our three University of Toronto iSchool students presented their practicum projects at the semester’s showcase.
About a year ago, Europeana released a wonderful resource called the Impact Playbook. It’s a tool for cultural heritage organizations to think critically about the impact they have on their communities – how programming, collections research, and outreach changes people’s lives.
Starting on Saturday, Oakville Public Library’s fourth annual A Day In The Life photo project launches.
Using the VITA Digital Toolkit‘s Contribution module, OPL gathers photographs from the community snapped within a 24-hour period (allowing a week for community members to upload and describe their works) and shares them in their VITA collection – they’re also curated into a virtual exhibit for viewing by year. So far they’ve built up their collections with hundreds of submitted photographs from all over the community!
We’ll be at the 2019 Ontario Library Association SuperConference in January! We’ll be presenting in a session about our report on digitization in Ontario public libraries, and we’ll be manning our usual vendor booth in the Expo Hall.
You can still register for our next two webinars with the Southern Ontario Library Service, about ODW’s work with public libraries in the province: Continue reading Two more free webinars with SOLS
Library and Archives Canada is hosting a few webinars around the next DHCP application round. One’s gone by already, but there are three more you can register for: Continue reading Webinars to help you craft your DHCP application
The next round of Young Canada Works funding for student and recent-graduate hiring is open: Continue reading Young Canada Works is open for applications
Remembrance Day in Canada was first declared after the Armistice of 1918 ended the Great War. Communities in Ontario celebrated in a variety of ways. Continue reading The First Remembrance Day
For the next two weeks, join us on Twitter as we helm the @openGLAM account to discuss some of the challenges and opportunities we face in Canada.
We’ve just gotten started this morning and will be covering a variety of topics related to digitizing and sharing our cultural heritage. You can learn more about the Open GLAM initiative, run by Open Knowledge, on their website.
Join us with your thoughts, your questions, and the things you want the rest of the world to know about working with open heritage in your organization!
Library and Archives Canada is hosting a seminar on how to apply to the Documentary Heritage Communities Program. On November 6th from 9am to 3pm, you can attend in person in Ottawa or watch the webcast from the link they’ll be adding to their website.