Early Canadian Periodicals
Each year, Canadiana.org adds 250,000 pages of rare materials to the Early Canadian Periodicals collection. Many of the titles and/or issues being added are completely new, having never been filmed during our Periodicals Microfilming Project in the 1990s. New materials continue to reach us from organizations across Canada, as well as Great Britain and the United States, and include titles on a wide range of topics pertaining to agriculture, religion, medicine and health, and as popular culture. Many of Canada's prominent early poets, novelists, scientists and great minds were first known through their works published in these titles.
Enrichment of the Canadiana Metadata Repository and Discovery Portal
Canadiana.org maintains a repository of metadata for the digital collections made available through the Canadiana Discovery Portal. As collections grow and new organizations contribute their content, Canadiana.org will regularly add new metadata to the Canadiana Metadata Repository.
Canadiana.org is equally committed to continually improving the functionality of the Canadiana Discovery Portal. As technology evolves, Canadiana.org will implement new and innovative features to meet the needs of its diverse communities of users, including academic researchers, genealogists, amateur and professional historians, and the Canadian public.
In collaboration with Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and partners across the country, Canadiana.org is accelerating its work in digitizing historic newspapers. Access to LAC's newspaper collection, which contains microfilm records of thousands of newspapers across Canada, will allow us to keep digitization costs and processing times at a minimum. Canadiana.org will also ensure long-term preservation and online access to these digitized newspapers through the Canadiana Discovery Portal. These additional services are offered at a minimal premium to the basic digitization cost.
Historical Debates of the Parliament of Canada
Canadiana.org and the Library of Parliament have announced a five-year collaborative effort to expand online access to the debates of the Parliament of Canada. This open-access service will support full-text searching of historical parliamentary debates in both official languages, bringing out massive amounts of new information for civic and scholarly analysis.
Canada 150 is a national, not-for-profit campaign to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday in 2017 by encouraging the recording and collecting of life stories, family histories as well as community and organization histories. Canadiana.org is exploring ways to host and maintain this extensive digital collection of stories, photos and videos.