April 9-12, 2008
Montréal, Québec, Canada

Demonstrations: Description

Archives of Ontario: The Web - Pablum or Protein

Stewart Boden, Archives of Ontario, Canada

For more than a decade the Archives of Ontario has implemented a wide ranging online strategy to increase our user base and reach audiences that perhaps may not otherwise know we exist. This has resulted in the creation of over 60 web exhibits, close to 50 online lesson plans, online databases, research tools and more.

We have found that the internet more than any other communications vehicle has opened the wider community's mind to the relevance and importance of Archives and original records. This program has unbashedly been developed to make archival holdings more 'palatable' and 'easy to digest.' By doing this, the Archives of Ontario has made archival holdings more accessible to students, teachers and members of the general public.

Demonstration: Demonstrations - 1 [Demonstrations]

Keywords: web exhibits, archives, lesson plans, accessible