22 November 2012

News from Ontario's Our Digital World


Newmarket Public Library has completed digitizing their newspaper collection, making 125 years of The Era available online with hit highlighted keyword searching: http://news.ourontario.ca/newmarket/.

Whitby Public Library digitized an index of vital statistics and have linked them to page images from 140 years of various newspaper titles from the Whitby area; OCR full text searching will be available before the end of the year: http://vitacollections.ca/whitbynews/.

Further to these, the City of Kawartha Lakes Public Library digitized a catalogue of WWII records, including clippings, photos and vital statistics, and have launched that collection online as well: http://vitacollections.ca/ckl-digitalcollection/.

The Multicultural History Society of Ontario is at the first stages of a major digitization project and marked the first year by launching a large portion of their oral history collection, including more than 100 interviews with Canadians from a diverse range of ethnic backgrounds, with ongoing transcription underway for full text searches; the MHSO is working toward digitizing more oral histories as well as hundreds--even thousands--of photographs over the next year: http://vitacollections.ca/mhso/

Thanks to Jess Posgate of ourdigitalworld.org for the update


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