When: Friday, Feb 01 | 9:00 am - 9:40 am

Location: MTCC 206F

Days: Friday. Event Types: Session. Sectors: Public Libraries. Subjects: Advocacy/Outreach, Digitization, and Local Collections.


This session will present the results of a survey undertaken by OurDigitalWorld and the Southern Ontario Library Service over the summer of 2018. We’ll assess the current state of digitization in public libraries – projects, best practices, capacity, and areas for improvement. We will also discuss how public libraries can best meet recommendations such as Ontario’s Culture Strategy and the National Heritage Digitization Strategy. Information from the survey can guide the public library sector on project plans and priorities, collaborations, resources and training, and support networks.
Half of the session will be presentation of results and recommendations, and half will be an informal discussion with the audience. Attendees can expect to take away new resources and concrete ideas for future collaborations and approaches.