Canadiana.org works to preserve Canada's documentary history and make it accessible online. With the support of major memory institutions, Canadiana.org identifies, catalogue, and digitizes documentary heritage—books, newspapers, periodicals, images and nationally-significant archival materials—in specialized searchable databases:
Early Canadiana Online is a full-text collection of published documentary material, including monographs, government documents, and specialized or mass-market periodicals from the 16th to 20th centuries. Law, literature, religion, education, women’s history and aboriginal history are particular areas of strength. This resource combines content from the CIHM microfilm series with full-colour scans of rare, primary-source titles.
Size: 5 million pages, with a target of 16 million pages
Type: Monographs and periodicals
Heritage draws from the rich corpus of archival microfilm held by Library and Archives Canada, with a focus on fonds from the individuals and organizations that have shaped Canada's history. Politics, arts and literature, labour, military, aboriginal history, social justice and women's history are particular areas of strength.
Size: 15 million images, with a target of 60 million images
Type: Archival fonds
As a national aggregator, Canadiana.org builds and maintains the Canadiana Discovery Portal, a federated search platform compiling metadata (cataloguing information) from our partners into a searchable repository. Some 40 memory institutions have joined, providing access to 65 million pages in total.