20 April 2017

Ottawa Branch OGS April Meeting

This Saturday, 22 April 2017, the program from the Ottawa Branch starts at 10:30 am with a Back To Basics! educational session on the Ontario Genealogical Society given by President Patti Mordasewicz.

That's unless instead you plan on attending the Scottish Genealogy Group which meets at 10:00 am.

The main event in the afternoon, starting at 1 pm with a 30 minute social period, is a presentation on Library and Archives Canada's DigiLab by Melanie Brown.
"The digitization of collections held by Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is inviting academics, individuals, genealogists and community-based groups to engage in digitizing LAC collections. The newly-established DigiLab at 395 Wellington Street in Ottawa is a hands-on facility for users to digitize and contextualize LAC collections of value to their study, work and communities. All of the material digitized through the DigiLab will be made available online for general public access.
The goal of the DigiLab is to facilitate digitization projects that make available a range of materials from LAC’s vast collections that may not otherwise be digitized.  By working with and meeting the needs of a variety of users and communities, LAC will expand its digital content and make this documentary heritage available to everyone."
As one of the few people who have used DigiLab, which only opened this month, I can attest to the potential. The image captures the three types of scanners available.

The computer interest group will meet following the main event.

It's all happening at the City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive

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