At this point, Canadiana is only set-up to receive metadata contributions from institutions such as universities, museums, libraries, art galleries and metadata aggregators at the provincial level. Future plans, however, do include providing the capability for private individuals to contribute digital information.
Canadiana wants to make contributing your metadata for indexing into the Discovery Portal as easy as possible. If you have an OAI repository, simply send us a link to the repository root along with any special instructions you might have about which collections you'd like us to index or ignore, or what metadata format(s) you recommend, and we'll begin harvesting.
Alternatively, you can send us your metadata in whatever format you have and we'll get to work on it. We can handle any standard format (such as MODS, MARCXML, Dublin Core) but we'll work with whatever you have as best we can.
Canadiana will index both bibliographic metadata and full text (e.g. OCR) if you have it. If the text is separate from the bibliographic record, we may need some further coordination or discussion in order for us to be able to match the text with the appropriate metadata and page URLs.
Organizations wishing to contribute metadata to the Canadiana Discovery Portal should contact us at 613 235-2628 ext.231 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org