I want to share this note I received from Internet Archive Canada regarding their ongoing project and a streaming presentation scheduled for March 29th:
“I just wanted to write a little note about a project that has been ongoing here at University of Toronto for a few years now. It is called the ODBS (On Demand Book Service) and has been run out of the faculty of information sciences here at University of Toronto.
The goal of ODBS
The purpose of the On-Demand Book Service is to support the joy of reading in rural and isolated First Nations communities within the context of learning, knowledge sharing and history recording. The ODBS Information Session will bring together the various stakeholders involved in this partnership, including community members from the Keewaytinook Okimakanak Tribal Council, Chiefs, First Nations librarians and youth workers. During the ODBS Information Session, the class will present their findings, including digital content resources, community research analysis, systems design, and promotion/outreach plans.
Furthermore, our partners from KO will also be able to reflect with us on the challenges and opportunities afforded by such partnerships, lessons learned, and potential for projects such as the ODBS and other resources/services for addressing the information needs of the First Nations communities in Northern Ontario.
The Regional Scanning Coordinator
Robarts Library, University of Toronto
Internet Archive Canada ”
You can find more information at: http://meeting.knet.ca/mp19/course/view.php?id=20
– Jeff Kaplan