Cemeteries Module Meeting ODW recently co-hosted a one-day think tank to explore and consider sustainable systems for capturing and sharing cemetery, headstone, and related genealogical resources. The event was held thanks to the Government of Canada’s Department of Canadian Heritage First Spark grant.
Heritage Content Priorities Task Group:
Final Report now available online
As part of the Heritage Content Priorities Task Group (HCPTG), OurDigitalWorld is happy to share the Final Report with our partners and community at large. The report is based on the work of the task group and HCPTG Digitization Survey that circulated in Spring 2020 and presents eleven recommendations for the development of the Canadiana collections and Canadian Research Knowledge Network’s digitization, hosting, and preservation services.
Capturing COVID-19 as a Community Collection
This panel session at Ontario Library Association Super Conference 2021 shared experiences fromthreePublic Librarians about using the VITA Toolkit contribute module to collect living memories of the COVID-19 pandemic and community experiences.
The panelists discussed the challenges and benefits of engaging community leaders, encouraging users to overcome ‘pandemic fatigue’ and navigate new technology to contribute to the collections, and about how the materials will be used going forward.
We've been busy with the early 2021 Conference season! We missed seeing you in person, but registered delegates for the ALA Mid-Winter and OLA Super Conference can still login and find our booths and on demand sessions.