|Vol. 10, No. 4 November 2012||Canadiana.org|
Early student periodicals
As part of the Early Canadian Periodicals (ECP) project, Canadiana.org has digitized and published the following student periodicals on Early Canadiana Online: Vox Wesleyana (1897-1900) from Winnipeg’s Wesley College; Acadia University’s Acadia athenaeum (1874-1900);The McMaster University Monthly (1891-1900); Laval University’s L’escholier (1915-1917); the University of Ottawa’s The owl (1888-1898) and The Review (1898-1915); the University of Toronto’s The Varsity (1880-1912); St. Francis Xavier’s Excelsior (1898-1903) and, from Queen’s University, The Queen’s College Journal (1873-1893) and its successor, The Queen’s University Journal (1893-1914). Many of these publications are extant; the latter two journals, comprising over 400 issues, are early incarnations of the present-day Queen’s Journal, one of the oldest continually-published student papers in Canada.
Drawing on a mix of microfilm and new archival material, this collection encompasses essential resources in the history of Canadian higher education, highlighting the important contributions of college and university journalism to Canadian literature, politics, and society. Before going on to reach acclaim in their fields, many writers, journalists and policymakers earned their stripes in the pages of student magazines; Archibald Lampman, Canada’s finest 19th-century poet, published his first poem, "Verses," in the Feb. 1882 issue of Rouge et noir.
Microfilm scanning serviceAs part of its extensive digitization service to Canada’s libraries and other memory institutions, Canadiana.org has launched a comprehensive microfilm scanning and digitization programme. In addition to basic microfilm scanning, the new set of services include detailed post-processing functions such as image splitting, deskewing, OCR, PDF copies and image enhancement.
Combined with services such as cataloguing, metadata enhancement, hosting, and access to the digital images, this provides organizations with a one-stop shop for all microfilm digitization requirements.
Early Canadiana Online in Reference Reviews
In a recent issue of Reference Reviews, an online review of electronic resources for libraries, Scott Millard, Manager of Library Services at the Halton Catholic District School Board in Burlington, ON, shines the spotlight on the new Early Canadiana Online platform:
Canadiana.org appreciates the longstanding efforts by member libraries and supporters to promote these resources in schools and libraries, encouraging new kinds of learning, research, and knowledge of Canada. For more information on available collections and terms of access, visit the Early Canadiana Online institutional page or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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