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Earlier this year, we embarked on a collaborative project with Library and Archives Canada to digitize the largest existing mass of Canadian archival records, enrich it with data that would hopefully encourage all sorts of new exploration and discovery, and provide enduring, free access to the digital images.
Les Ontariens sont jalousement fiers de leur histoire locale et familiale, mais cette histoire demeure en grande partie inaccessible, tant pour les chercheurs que pour les folkloristes, puisqu’elle est enfouie dans des bibliothèques et centres d’archives de petite taille dispersés d’un bout à l’autre de cette vaste province.
Il y a déjà quelque temps que nous ne vous avions pas fait part de nos plans concernant nos projets numériques. Nous sommes donc heureux de vous apprendre qu’au cours des prochains mois, Canadiana vous offrira plusieurs nouvelles collections, soient celles sur la Généalogie et l’histoire locale, la Première Guerre mondiale et les livres de cuisine.
Digitized materials are not always easily indexed by Google and other search engines, meaning that in the past, users had to visit each individual website to find content related to their research- a very time consuming process.
The Municipal World (CIHM 8_06700) has the distinction of being the oldest continuously published monthly municipal magazine in the world. It is also one of only a handful of Canadian magazines that has been publishing throughout three centuries. Indeed 120 years after its inception, it is still going strong, and a perusal of some of the fascinating articles found in the 108 issues currently available on Early Canadiana Online (ECO), quickly explains its exceptional longevity.
Two popular nineteenth-century periodicals were recently added to ECO. Both serials contained a mix of poetry, fiction, essays, jokes, music scores, book reviews, news of the arts, helpful household hints and serialized novels. They were designed to appeal to the general audience.
The Canadiana Discovery Portal has been in operation for about a year now. Over the course of that year, we have changed the Solr index schema numerous times, experimenting to find what works best.