The CRKN Board of Directors is pleased to announce that OurDigitalWorld has been approved as an Associate Member of CRKN. OurDigitalWorld is a Canadian not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing the GLAM (gallery, library, archives, and museums) sector in North America with innovative tools for digital heritage projects. OurDigitalWorld joins CRKN as its 81st member. As a member, OurDigitalWorld will benefit from closer participation in CRKN’s heritage and digitization initiatives and the opportunity to connect with members across Canada on national strategies and approaches.
OurDigitalWorld has a fifteen-year history as a digitization and access partner for local, regional, and provincial digitization projects across Canada. In its former capacity as a project of Knowledge Ontario, OurDigitalWorld was also a member of Canadiana prior to its combination with CRKN. OurDigitalWorld provides trusted grass-roots solutions for public and academic libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and community organizations for digitizing historical newspapers as well as other local history collections of all media types. OurDigitalWorld is also well known for its data aggregation sites and discovery services.
“Associate membership with CRKN will allow us to expand our network to better serve communities throughout Canada,” said Loren Fantin, Executive Director of OurDigitalWorld. “Joining CRKN also consolidates the successful working relationship our organizations have had, and I look forward to continuing our productive relationship as an Associate member.”
Ms. Fantin is a member of CRKN’s Heritage Content and Priorities Task Group (HCPTG) and presented on OurDigitalWorld’s digitization strategy at the 2019 CRKN Conference. OurDigitalWorld has also been a strategic partner and collaborator with CRKN through Canadiana on digitization projects for the past decade.
“OurDigitalWorld has been an active member of our stakeholder community, and I am very pleased to welcome them to CRKN as an Associate Member,” said Clare Appavoo, Executive Director of CRKN. “Their perspective will be valuable within our membership as we collaborate on shared goals within the digital heritage field.”
For more information, or to learn more about associate membership with CRKN, please contact:
Senior Director, Strategy and Engagement, CRKN
Executive Director, ODW