Welcome to our latest VITA Toolkit subscribers!

Some are still actively building their collections, so keep an eye on the Showcase page for new collections from all around North America:

New partnerships:

Chatham Kent Partnership:

Grimsby Chatauqua:

  • Grimsby Public Art Gallery
  • Grimsby Historical Society Archives
  • Grimsby Public Library
  • Town of Grimsby

Niagara-on-the-Lake Heritage Portal:

  • Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake Fire Hall Museum
  • Including other private and local organizational collections
Upcoming ConferencesUpcoming Conferences
National Council on Public History (Ottawa, Ont. Apr 18-20)

Atlantic Provinces Library Association (Charlottetown, May 14-17)

Ontario Genealogical Society (Oshawa, Ont. May 30-June 2)

Ontario Heritage Conference (Midland, Ont. June 7-9)

American Library Association (Chicago, Ill. June 29-July 2)


Atlantic Provinces Library Association (Charlottetown, May 14-17)

Canadian Library Association (Winnipeg, Man. May 29 – June 1)

Ontario Genealogical Society (Oshawa, Ont. May 30-June 2)

Microfilmed NewspapersOurDigitalWorld is very pleased to announce our new All-in-One Newspaper Digitization Service!

Want to move your newspaper collection online? Whether you have paper or microfilm copies, index records, or clippings, we’ll do all the legwork and handle everything from digitization to display.

More information coming to this website soon. Meanwhile, you can check out this brochure or talk to us about your project ideas!

Whitby Chronicle

Building on great things, Whitby Public library has launched its new Whitby Digital Newspaper Collection. The project was made possible by a generous anonymous donation. Containing 40 titles and 140 years of local news, the newspapers can be browsed and index records searched. Coming soon will be full text searching for the newspaper pages themselves! These papers are a genealogists’ delight, and a boon for anyone from or interested in the history of Whitby, Ontario.
Check out the collection here and don’t forget to explore the Whitby Images site as well, where more than 6000 photos, documents and more.

Vote for more, better heritage news online!
Vote for OurDigitalWorld

OurDigitalWorld is a finalist for the EMC Heritage Trust Project grant–and your vote counts! ODW will use the grant to develop and enhance our existing beta news portals ( and so that we can streamline and increase access to one of the largest free collections of digitized newspaper pages and index records. Much of the news content is uploaded by VITA Toolkit subscribers!

The winning project is based on social media broadcasting and accumulated votes for the finalists. Help us with your votes and share the news on your Facebook pages!

Join us and learn more at these three great conferences in June:

Ontario Genealogical Society Borders & Bridges

Kingston, ON June 1-3

Visit us at the ODW expo booth



Ontario Historical Society A year of history

Kitchener, ON June 8-9

Hear us speak as part of the “Archives in Waterloo Region Roundtable”

Talk to delegate Brian Bell while you’re there


Archives Association of Ontario Conflict & Commemoration

Toronto, ON June 13-15

Hear us speak as part of the “Data : Opportunities and Ethics” panel

Visit us at our ODW marketplace booth