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VITA 5 adds new tools for discovery and sharing, inviting more interaction and sharing! What’s new? Groups and Exhibits are now more dynamic, full text searchable, and optimized for global discovery Reach out to the community to share their stories and photos with the new Community Contribution option My Favourites lets your users “collect” items, […]

Upcoming Conferences Expos: National Council on Public History (Ottawa, Ont. Apr 18-20) Atlantic Provinces Library Association (Charlottetown, May 14-17) Ontario Genealogical Society (Oshawa, Ont. May 30-June 2) Ontario Heritage Conference (Midland, Ont. June 7-9) American Library Association (Chicago, Ill. June 29-July 2) Sessions: Atlantic Provinces Library Association (Charlottetown, May 14-17) Canadian Library Association (Winnipeg, Man. […]

OurDigitalWorld is very pleased to announce our new All-in-One Newspaper Digitization Service! Want to move your newspaper collection online? Whether you have paper or microfilm copies, index records, or clippings, we”ll do all the legwork and handle everything from digitization to display. More information coming to this website soon. Meanwhile, you can check out this […]

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Media Coverage

May 2, 2013–The Future of the Library (and how to stop it), Mita Williams, New Jack Librarian, 02-May-2013

April 19, 2013–Whitby Archives receives $127,000 donation, Parvaneh Pessian, DurhamRegion.com, 19-April-2013

April 1, 2013–Review of Our Digital World, Elizabeth Pepper, SAA Reviews Portal, 1-April-2013

April 24, 2012–OurDigitalWorld, John D. Reid, Anglo-Celtic Connections, 24-April-2012

June 26, 2011–Victoria Park/Crystal Palace, Matthew Trevithick, This is a clever blog title, 26-June-11.

May 24, 2011–Previously free library resource now costs $900, says chief librarian, Robert Washburn, Consider This, 24-May-11.

May 9, 2011–The role of geotargetted information via mobile devices in shaping sense of place, Glen Farrelly, Webslinger, 9-May-11.

April 7, 2011–A community digitizing project, Mauricio Flores, Terrace Bay Public Library, 7-Apr-11.

March 25, 2011–Flash from the past: Uptown Waterloo looked very different in 1960, Jon Fear, Guelph Mercury, Waterloo, Mar-25-11.

March 14, 2011–Unlock your home’s history, Laura LaRocca, OpenFile Waterloo Region, 14-Mar-11.

March 12, 2011–Ontario’s history goes digital: project allows libraries to upload people’s memorabilia, Alex Ballingall, Ottawa Citizen, 12-Mar-11.

March 12, 2011–Ontario’s history goes online, Dick Eastman, Eastman’s online genealogy newsletter, 12-Mar-11.

March 8, 2011–Online museum project is a treasure trove of local history, Cheryl MacDonald, Simcoe Reformer, Simcoe, ON, 8-Mar-11.

February 6, 2011–Community Collaboration in Action, Biblioblogaron, 6-Feb-11.

January 29, 2011–Knowledge Ontario: Brings Ontario’s Past Alive, Ourfamilygenes.ca, 29-Jan-11.

January 27, 2011–Digitizing the past for the present, Toronto News24, 27-Jan-11.

January 27, 2011–Bringing the past to life in Ontario, Village Gamer, 27-Jan-11.

January 27, 2011–History going online for future generations, James Murray, NetNewsLedger.com, Thunder Bay, ON, 27-Jan-11.

January 27, 2011–Online photos, audio recordings and more bring Ontario’s past alive, National Post, 27-Jan-11. [PDF]

January 26, 2011–More Digitized Canadian Newspapers Online, Rick Roberts, The Global Gazette, 26-Jan-11.

January 24, 2011–Libraries Launch Digital Newspaper Archive, Lisa Tallyn, InsideHalton.com, 24-Jan-11.

January 20, 2011–Halton Digital Newspaper Archive, Genealogy Canada, 20-Jan-11.

December, 2010–Digital Collections Continue to Grow [PDF], Brantford Expositor, Dec-10.

October 12, 2010–Prescott et Russell lance le programme de numérisation communautaire, L’Argentuile, 12-Oct-10
October 9, 2010–Whitby archives continues to go digital, Parvaneh Pessian, 9-Oct-10.

August 6, 2010–Back Issues of Papers Go Digital, Sandra Bolan, YorkRegion.com, 6-Aug-10.

July 28, 2010–Preserve local history through Library’s Community Digitization Project, Cathy Anderson, Tweed News, 28-July-2010.

July 22, 2010–Preserve local history through digitization project, Christine Renaud, Picton Gazette, 22-Jul-2010.

July 18, 2010–Sunday July 18th, Genealogy Gems, Jesse Roberts, Library Detective, 18-Jul-2010.

June 25, 2010–Flash from the Past: Prohibition-era gangsters hung out at Waterloo Garage, Jon Fear, The Record, Kitchener, ON, 25-Jun-10.

June 20, 2010–Digitizing Brant History, Paige Desmond, Brant News, Brant, ON, 20-Jun-10, pp.29.

June 17, 2010–Digital collection brings past into present at Lyndhurst library, Lorraine Payette, St. Lawrence EMC, St. Lawrence, Ontario, 17-Jun-10.

May 2010–Help Heritage Group Make History [PDF], Heather Ibbotson, The Expositor, Brantford, ON, May 2010.

March 12, 2010–Haldimand County Remembers World War I, The Dunnville Chronicle, Dunnville, ON, 12-Mar-10.

March 11, 2010–Grant project digitizes Haldimand’s history, The Sachem News, Caledonia, ON, 11-Mar-10.

March 3, 2010–Digitization Project Under Way in Township [PDF], The Gananoque Reporter, Gananoque, ON, 03-Mar-10.

March 2010–Elgin County Archive Publishes Thousands of Images Online Via Knowledge Ontario’s Our Ontario Portal, Elgin County, ON, March 2010.

February 19, 2010–War of 1812 artifacts go digital, Brock News, 19-Feb-2010.

February 2, 2010–Athens JCP team celebrates a job well done, St. Lawrence EMC, Brockville, ON, 02-Feb-10.

October 2009–A One-Stop Shopping for War of 1812 Research [PDF], The Standard, St. Catharines, ON, Oct-09.

May 22, 2009–Historical society museum embraces digital age, Niagara This Week, Thorold, ON, 22-May-09, p.1
June 21, 2008–“Ball team from the ’30s,” Jon Fear, Waterloo Region Record, Kitchener, ON, 21-Jun-08, W-11.

October 21, 2008–Anne of Green Gables finally makes her way into the 21st century, The National Post, Don Mills, ON, 21-Oct-08, AL-4
Spring 2008–The OurOntario.ca Search Portal, Access OLA, Spring 2008, vol 14, #3, Access OLA Archives.

Fall 2007–“Welland Canal Survey Maps Online,” David Sharron, Access OLA, Fall 2007, vol 14, #1, Access OLA Archives.

January 26, 2007–“Celebrate Oakville’s heritage with the launch of Oakville images,” The Oakville Beaver, Oakville, ON, 26-Jan-07, p. 18.

Summer 2006–OurOntario.ca – What’s it all about?” Loren Fantin, Access OLA, Summer 2006, vol 12, #4, Access OLA Archives.