Canadiana: Putting Canadian history online

The shelves are literally groaning under the weight of cartloads of microfilm at Canadiana, an organization working to create a massive digital library of Canadian history. Established in 1978, the organization was involved in creating the same cartloads of microfilm images of documents from Library and Archives Canada. Since the early 2000s, it has kept pace…

Thousands of Historic Maps Released by New York Public Library | History Today

Thousands of Historic Maps Released by New York Public Library | History Today The New York Public Library has released over 20,000 maps and cartographic works into the public domain under a Creative Commons licence. The documents, most of them hi-res, are hosted by the NYPL’s Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division, and are available for download…

Vatican Library to digitise archives

Vatican Library to digitise archives with Japanese support The Vatican Library has begun digitising its priceless collection of ancient manuscripts dating from the origins of the Church.