Posts Tagged ‘digitization’

FYI: Genealogy Priorities Survey From Canadiana

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Over the past few months, Canadiana partnered with Library and Archives Canada on a massive project to digitize 40,000 reels of microfilm from Canada’s most important archival collections. This project, known as Héritage, will comprise 60 million page images when completed next year.

Much of the Héritage collection will be of interest to genealogists. Canadiana would like to enhance access to this content by partially transcribing select collections. Once transcribed, researchers can conduct key-word searches on a collection, allowing them to find specific personal names, geographical locations, events, etc. within a document. We need your help in choosing which collections to transcribe first.

By participating in this short survey, you can have a voice in telling Canadiana which collections are important to you. If interested, please share this widely with your members, branches, and other contacts to help us get the most feedback.

Take me to the survey!

Thank you!

FYI:Barnardo Homes Photographic Archive in England under threat

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

We have just come across some troubling news about the future of the Barnardo Homes Photographic Archive in Barkingside, East London. Apparently, Barnardos is digitizing this historically significant collection, after which, the originals will then be destroyed unless another home can be found for them.

Read the blog article detailing the possible fate of this important archival collection by clicking on the link: