Our portal was the first iteration of an aggregated search portal for Canadian content at a provincial level. We want to see every province and territory adopt a similar approach to its local cultural heritage.

Since 2015, ODW has been working on a pilot project in collaboration with Ryerson University Library and Archives, the British Columbia Provincial Digital Library working group, and the Digital Public Library of America community to build a digital public library that can ingest and display institutions’ digital cultural heritage.

We’re committed to an open-source and community-based solution to aggregating Canadian content; right now we’re working with SuppleJack, an ingest tool created by Digital New Zealand. So far we’ve been lucky enough to offer two paid positions on this project – Andrew Park in 2015, and Matt Barry in 2016-2017. Our work will be available on Github.

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