The funding will expand the existing physical archive and establish a digital archive of images, documents, video and other assets that are related to Greek Canadian history.When Christopher Grafos entered the Graduate Program in History at York University, he encountered the same problem time and time again.“When I spoke to Greek Canadians about their immigration [...]
Tag Archives: digitization
Crowdsourcing the transcription of digitized archival records
Increasingly, researchers who use primary source materials hope their research can be done remotely through the use of digitized copies of archival records. However, simply providing access to these digital surrogates is not always enough to optimize their utility for research. Though optical character recognition (OCR) technologies, under ideal circumstances, can do fairly well to [...]
Archives Awareness Week : 2 - 8 April 2012
To celebrate Archives Awareness Week, held the first week of April, we're compiling a idiosyncratic and completely biased list of interesting news stories involving archives, historical documents or rare books and the compelling stories they generate. These can cover a range of topics, including:
Serendipitous discovery! Unexpected loss!
Wanton destruction! Benign neglect!
The power of archival material [...]
Election Propaganda of Yore
Inspired by a twitter post by the Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) we've pulled a few historical pieces of election propaganda from federal and provincial elections of the nineteenth century.
All of these items have been digitized by the Internet Archive and be found by browsing through our holdings here: http://bit.ly/lYPpqH.
These pamphlets are part of the [...]
Mariposa Digitization Project featured on CBC's Metro Morning
Bright and early this morning, the Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections' latest online exhibit was featured on CBC's Metro Morning. Host Matt Galloway interviewed the founder of the Mariposa Folk Festival and promoted our online exhibit of historical programs, images and sound recordings.
Monday 5 July 2010 is the official launch of the online exhibit [...]
The Gibson Collection
The Gibson Collection was established at the Clara Thomas Archives in 1994 when Robert Chalmers Gibson, after almost fifty years of collecting rare books and manuscripts, donated his Canadiana collection to York University.
Recently library staff from the archives and Scott Library's Bibliographic Services set about selecting items for digitization by the Internet Archives. Unlike the [...]