What we do

ODW provides a range of digital solutions for small to large community heritage organizations, universities, publishers and libraries who provide content and for the public who are looking for content online.


  • Provide access to over 4.1 million digital images, videos, scrapbooks, newspaper collections and more through ourontario.ca
  • Offer the VITA digital toolkit for creating and managing multimedia collections, indexing and newspaper projects, including content hosting and display site (see vitatoolkit.ca)
  • Have created the largest online archive of Ontario newspapers — the fourth largest public newspaper archive in the world!
  • Provide easy search and access to more than 32,000 Ontario government documents from yesterday and today in our govdocs portal
  • Implement sustainable digitization projects like the Community Digitization Project
  • Offer trusted resources and training for digitization project planning

For the digital generation, OurDigitalWorld promotes easy findability of digital collections from and about communities everywhere. ODW develops search interfaces that are customizable to suit specific audiences and personal tastes – plot search results in Google Earth, view as an image wall, and effortlessly share search results with friends or colleagues by using the social media tools. We also output data in a number of formats for mash ups.

ODW enables communities and organizations of all kinds to participate in the creation, delivery and discovery of digital content online.

Already have digital content? We make your unique collections easily findable online and can work with you and data in existing systems. Contact us for more information.

Want to build digital content? We have developed a friendly tool to create and manage new digital collections, provide hosting services, customized website and discovery features. Find out more about VITA digital toolkit.

We are committed to continuing research and development of innovative technologies. See our Portfolio for more details.