We are thrilled that our content exists in ODW because of the access this provides to world, but also guarantees that the data is maintained, backed-up, etc. in more places than just our own infrastructure. ODW has been able to efficiently and cost effectively complete phases of our projects that otherwise would likely not be complete. And they are terrific to work with.
ODW builds partnerships with academic and government document libraries. Our close link with ODW’s team has provided depth, enthusiasm, and helpful ideas and resulted in protecting government documents from disappearing and increasing them in the public view.
ODW’s tools are suitable to what libraries do and help position libraries differently in their community. They are tools for building a vision.
ODW is a godsend. VITA is easy to use and the cost allowed us to do things we could not have done otherwise. A win-win.
In the open data sphere, ODW is sharing forward-thinking conversation with great open minds.
“For the record, #ODWorg have the shoulders of a giant that we all benefit from standing on @oculdcs14”
“Knowing that such a wide variety of information for and about Ontario is being captured, and preserved (and more importantly is more available for everyone), is a critical part of developing ‘knowledge.’ Knowledge empowers in ways we may never have conceived.”
Local publisher, Laurie Brett, was an early adopter of the full-search newspaper site offered by ODW.
“Ontario has a very rich community newspaper tradition and it is great that there is an organization that is focusing on bringing this content forward. I have used services from OurDigitalWorld for both current and historical newspaper support, and have found them to be invaluable for opening up the heritage captured in the pages of my publication, which has chronicled the lives of the people in my community since 1895.”