When: Wednesday, Jan 30 | 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Location: MTCC 206D

Days: Wednesday. Event Types: Session. Sectors: Special. Subjects: Digitization, Local Collections, and Special Libraries.


Toronto is home to many community-based arts and media collections with extensive photographic, graphic, film, video and textual collections. This panel brings together two research collections housed as part of academic or charitable culture institutions (Ryerson University and the Toronto International Film Festival) and two special collections that serve and thrive in local communities (Regent Park Film Festival and Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives). Each organization has been striving to increase access to and awareness of holdings through digitization and database initiatives. In some cases, community-based digitization initiatives have provided the opportunity to both preserve and provide access to new acquisitions, and fill in gaps in the collection. Join us for detailed case studies and discussion as we dive into the practical and theoretical considerations for executing digitization projects.