Canadiana.org accelerates local and regional newspaper digitization

Local and regional newspapers
Canadiana.org is partnering with holders of microfilm newspaper content across Canada to provide free, convenient online access and discovery to local and regional papers.

Overview

The Brooks Public Library Newspaper Digitization Project tackled the Brooks, AB Bulletin from microfilm produced and held by Brooks Library, bringing online roughly 120,000 pages and over a century of editorial content (1910-2012). Founded in 1910-12 to serve the booming new CPR irrigation district, the Bulletin has become an important record for the study of economic growth, cultural life, and immigration in the Canadian Prairies.

Generous funding from the Ontario Genealogical Society (Halton-Peel Branch) and Mississauga Libraries produced a collection of historic Peel Region newspapers covering community life in Port Credit and Mississauga during periods of massive urbanization and social change. The Port Credit News, founded in 1938, stood out as one of Canada’s largest and most acclaimed community newspapers, winning many national awards.

Select titles

• Brooks Bulletin (Brooks, AB, 1910-2012)

• Port Credit News (Port Credit, ON, 1930-37)

• Port Credit Weekly (Port Credit, ON, 1938-59)

• Weekly (Port Credit, ON, 1959-67)

• South Peel Weekly (Mississauga, ON, 1968-69)

• Mississauga Times (Mississauga, ON, 1969-70)

Partner with us

Our mission is to digitally preserve Canada’s corpus of early periodicals, official publications, and other historically-significant print material. Through our membership alliance of major memory institutions, we provide infrastructure and expertise to digitize, host, and preserve all types of historical records.

Canadiana.org is a non-profit organization and approaches all projects on a cost-recovery basis, investing revenues into maintaining and improving Canada's digital infrastructure.