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During a presentation to the Waterloo Region, Loren Fantin & Jess Posgate introduced OurDigitalWorld, the VITA Toolkit, and discussed the power of aggregation and access to online digital collections.

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Waterloo
June 2014
About OurDigitalWorld
About VITA
Community Connections
Collaboration
Management
Networked
•We’re a not-for-profit that has been working on local, regional and
provincially scaled digitization projects since 2005
•We develop tools and services that connect people and their
communities around digital stories and objects in a sustainable
manner
•Platform for capacity-building and community engagement
•Knowledge base for sharing expertise and best practices
About ODW
•Consultation
•Resources (including copyright)
•Project management training
•Data migration
•All-in-one Newspaper Digitization
•Custom development
•Large-scale community digitization
ODW Services
•Access to over 4 million digital images, oral histories, scrapbooks,
videos, newspapers, BMDs, etc…
•Aggregated content discovery via the OurOntario.ca portal from 200+
organizations
•Largest online archive of Ontario newspapers, with 200+ years of
newspaper content (Full-run scans and BMD indexes) at Ontario News
portal
•GovDocs portal offers easy and instant access to over 33,000
documents from the Legislative Library—soon to include the
HANSARD
ODW Services
•Public libraries, museums, archives, historical societies, community groups,
academic libraries, municipalities and government ministries, associations
•About 131 VITA Toolkit partners (~101 sites)
•Over 250 portal partners (TPL, Laurier University, Glenbow Archives, Niagara
Falls Public Library, Sparrow Lake Historical Society, to name but a few)
•Provincial and national organizations – Ontario Historical Society, Ontario
Library Association, SOLS/OLS-N, Canadiana
Clients and Partners
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ODW & Digital Collections

  • 2. About OurDigitalWorld About VITA Community Connections Collaboration Management Networked
  • 3. •We’re a not-for-profit that has been working on local, regional and provincially scaled digitization projects since 2005 •We develop tools and services that connect people and their communities around digital stories and objects in a sustainable manner •Platform for capacity-building and community engagement •Knowledge base for sharing expertise and best practices About ODW
  • 4. •Consultation •Resources (including copyright) •Project management training •Data migration •All-in-one Newspaper Digitization •Custom development •Large-scale community digitization ODW Services
  • 5. •Access to over 4 million digital images, oral histories, scrapbooks, videos, newspapers, BMDs, etc… •Aggregated content discovery via the OurOntario.ca portal from 200+ organizations •Largest online archive of Ontario newspapers, with 200+ years of newspaper content (Full-run scans and BMD indexes) at Ontario News portal •GovDocs portal offers easy and instant access to over 33,000 documents from the Legislative Library—soon to include the HANSARD ODW Services
  • 6. •Public libraries, museums, archives, historical societies, community groups, academic libraries, municipalities and government ministries, associations •About 131 VITA Toolkit partners (~101 sites) •Over 250 portal partners (TPL, Laurier University, Glenbow Archives, Niagara Falls Public Library, Sparrow Lake Historical Society, to name but a few) •Provincial and national organizations – Ontario Historical Society, Ontario Library Association, SOLS/OLS-N, Canadiana Clients and Partners
  • 7. About OurDigitalWorld About VITA Community Connections Collaboration Management Networked
  • 8. VITA •Software to create and manage data •Hosting of your digital objects in secure infrastructure •A complete interactive site for displaying your digital collections with searching, browsing and social media options for today’s web user
  • 12. Platform •We provide the technical capability and know-how so you can focus on your collections and your community •Cost-effective, flexible pricing options to fit your specific needs •Options for collaborative approaches and storage •Accessible anytime, anywhere via the web •Analytics package provides real-use data for programming opportunities and advocacy
  • 13. Online Engagement Tools •One-on-one support via chat, social and email •Full step by step documentation •Community forum to share tips, questions and more Partnership Support
  • 14. About OurDigitalWorld About VITA Community Connections Collaboration Management Networked
  • 15. Online Engagement Tools Engage with your community •Social media and integrated engagement tools •Create stories about the collections via the exhibits module •Opportunity for your audience to share their knowledge and connection to the collections Community Connections
  • 23. About OurDigitalWorld About VITA Community Connections Collaboration Management Networked
  • 24. Online Engagement Tools •Partnerships & collaboration builds stronger network (expertise, resource sharing, multi-organizational buy-in) •Regional representation •Crowdsource volunteers •Generate support Offline and Online Networking
  • 31. About OurDigitalWorld About VITA Community Connections Collaboration Management Networked
  • 32. Online Engagement Tools •Monthly site traffic reports & analytics •Internal statistics •Attribution & Permissions options •Reusable, standards-based data Management tools
  • 42. About OurDigitalWorld About VITA Community Connections Collaboration Management Networked
  • 43. Online Engagement ToolsNetworked data Our motto – create once, use many times in different spaces Display the data: Via multiple VITA sites – organizational, regional, thematic, etc. Places where your audience is – export data into Facebook, Flickr, iTunes, etc. Our platform is designed to leverage and work with other applications (such as Google Earth)
  • 44. Connecting your community and your collections to the world
  • 48. War of 1812 Aggregated data
  • 50. Thank you Loren Fantin: lfantin@ourdigitalworld.org Jess Posgate: jposgate@ourdigitalworld.org ourdigitalworld.org vitatoolkit.ca
  • 51. VITA Partners: http://vitatoolkit.ca/showcase VITA Features Examples: •http://vitatoolkit.ca/showcase/historical-societies/ •http://vitatoolkit.ca/showcase/museums/ References