Newsletter Summer 2012

 | repeats on Best Genealogy Websites list | Monthly snapshots: June and July Bulletins |
| Featured: Discovering Canada's Early Poets | From our blogs | New on Early Canadiana Online |
 logo_family_tree_magazine_101_best_websites_2012 repeats on Best Genealogy Websites list


For the second straight year, Family Tree Magazine has named one of the 101 Best Websites for Genealogy. Canadiana collects and shares all types of records, including Canada's historical newspapers, magazines, books, and images, making it a perfect starting point for those researching local history or genealogy.


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Monthly snapshots: June and July Bulletins

This summer marked the return of's Bulletin, a monthly publication informing members of ongoing activities and events.

Canadiana Bulletin - June 2012

  • War of 1812 Digital Collection
  • Digital Services brochure
  • Canadiana presents to Federal Libraries Consortium
  • Trusted Digital Repositories initiative
  • 2012 Annual General Meeting
  • New additions to Early Canadiana Online


Canadiana Bulletin - July 2012

  • Canadiana presents to the Ontario Government Libraries Council
  • New Early Canadiana Online Home Page
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Portal
  • New additions to Early Canadiana Online


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Archibald Lampman, 1861-1899


Featured: Discovering Canada's Early Poets

Archibald Lampman in Man: A Canadian Home Magazine
by D.M.R. Bentley

Anyone familiar with Canada's finest nineteenth-century poet, Archibald Lampman, well knows that Lampman's father-in-law, Edward Playter, was a Toronto doctor who initiated a series of health journals entitled Man (1885), The Dominion Sanitary Journal (1883-85), and The Canada Health Journal (1870). Until it was filmed by Canadiana, Man was known to most Lampman scholars merely as the periodical that hosted a poem and a story by the Ottawa poet a few years before the appearance of Among the Millet in 1888. As such, it was a “must-see” periodical for my own research on Lampman and his fellow Confederation poets that came to its ultimate fruition in 2004 with the publication of The Confederation Group of Canadian Poets, 1880-1897.


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From our blogs

Early Canadiana Online: A Look Forward

by Collection Development Coordinator Beth Stover

It's been some time since we shared with you future plans for our digital projects. So we are excited to be able to tell you that over the next several months Canadiana will be adding several new collections: Genealogy and Local History; the First World War, and The Cookbook collections.


Out of the Trenches : A Linked Open Data Project


This collaborative pilot project from the Pan-Canadian Documentary Heritage Network uses First World War records from Canada's major memory institutions to illustrate the power of linked open data and the semantic web. Instead of searching for one-on-one “hits”, a documentary database is set up to explore the relationships between records; in other words, to tell their stories.


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Early Canadiana Online 2012 progress report



To date, roughly 357,000 new Early Canadiana Online pages have appeared in 2012, with the lion’s share falling in our Early Canadian Periodicals collection. Some 40 monographs comprising 7,000 pages also entered the database.

At a collection is never complete as we constantly seek missing issues or titles. Our search in 2012 has yielded the addition of three issues (1795, 1796, and 1800) to Statutes of Her Majesty's province of Upper Canada in Early Official Publications.

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