Upcoming funding opportunities for heritage

JHM002343196The Canada Post Community Foundation has funding available for nonprofit and community organizations to support children and youth. Many libraries, schools, and cultural groups can benefit from this funding – grants can be up to $25,000, but lower amounts have varying application requirements. There are also up to 3 grants available for up to $50,000. Continue reading Upcoming funding opportunities for heritage

Oral history project resources

CaptureOne thing we heard a lot during SuperCon was an interest in creating new heritage materials in communities in Ontario and across Canada. Many of our VITA members (and some new organizations too!) are looking into local activities like digitizing borrowed material from residents, and conducting oral histories.

We’re compiling a list with some guides and tools for running an oral history project. Here are some of our favourites: Continue reading Oral history project resources

Resources and recommendations for teaching multicultural history in Ontario

Part of our Multicultural Community Capacity project has been learning the landscape of multicultural history for Ontario schools. We know there are fantastic curriculum resources out there, and we don’t want to be redundant to what others have already worked tirelessly on. Here we’d like to share a few things we’ve found, and some recommended resources from teachers using them in their classes.

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Waterloo Public Library’s digitized historical newspaper collection

logoWe’re so delighted to present the Waterloo Public Library’s digital newspaper collection. In the past few months we’ve help them digitize and add 125,000 pages of publications including the Waterloo Chronicle, the Chronicle Telegraph, and the County Chronicle. You can now see complete ranges from 1893 onward, and partial issues dating back to 1868! Continue reading Waterloo Public Library’s digitized historical newspaper collection

Read our report on digitization in Ontario public libraries

OurDigitalWorld-DigitizationReport-2019Jan-Web.pngWe’re delighted to announce the publication of our report on digitization in Ontario public libraries! The report is now available for download.

We asked eighty questions over the summer of 2018, and our obliging survey respondents gave us some great answers about how they’re tackling community history, heritage collections, and the demands of the digital age. Thank you to every public library in Ontario that responded!

Now you can read all the results before you join us at our OLA SuperConference presentation next week.

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