Canadiana.org works with scholars in a wide variety of fields to help Canada's cultural record thrive in the digital environment. We produce large sets of data for the social sciences and humanities, including curated collections ideal for data mining, visualizations, Linked-Open Data, transcription, and other projects. Making this data available to scholars for digital research and computing is a major aspect of our work.
If you have a funded or unfunded research proposal in the digital humanities and would like to incorporate the resources below, please contact us.
Digital Scholarly Content
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 traditional 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. Government and politics, labour, military, aboriginal history, arts and literature, and women's history are well represented.
• Size: 15 million images, with a target of 60 million images
• Type: Archival fonds
Projects to which Canadiana.org has contributed data and expetise include Digging Into Data - Trading Consequences and Out of the Trenches.