The MHSO has entered the final year of its digital archive project

Discover Multicultural Ontario will improve access to the MHSO’s primary source resources, and will assist in the preservation of an unparalleled, non-renewable archival collection that is central to understanding the history and development of Ontario.

MHSO secured the services of Our Digital World, a not-for-profit service provider, and we have adopted their web-based platform, the VITA Toolkit, for the design and development of the digital archive.

The MHSO has worked with The Media Preserve to digitize the Society’s oral history interviews for the OTF digital archive project, and over 1,400 interviews representing 20 different languages have been digitized to date. Thanks to additional financial support received from the Government of Ontario through the Museums and Technology Fund, the MHSO is also in the process of digitizing and publishing selected materials from our multilingual ethnic newspaper collection.