The Telegram (SaltWire): St. John’s web developer and musician creates online database for traditional Newfoundland music. “[Allan] Farrell, who works as a web developer, can also be found most Sundays at a session of like-minded individuals plucking, strumming, bowing, beating, blowing or — as the accordion is his preferred instrument — squeezing the tunes of old Newfoundland and Ireland back to life. But carrying around all those sheets of paper was a nuisance, so he decided to make a publicly available, online database of traditional music he could access from anywhere on his phone.”
Yorktown This Week: Provincial Archives launches online catalogue. “As Archives Week comes to a close, the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan is pleased to announce the launch of its new online catalogue. This archival catalogue uses Access to Memory (AtoM) open-source software, allowing the Archives to easily share information with the public and with many other provincial and national archival catalogues.”
My Yellowknife Now: Library and Archives Canada funds projects to help preserve Indigenous culture and language recordings. “Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is providing $2.3 million to support 31 projects by First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation organizations. As part of the Government of Canada’s reconciliation efforts, LAC is supporting Indigenous communities as they seek to preserve and make accessible their existing audio and video heritage for future generations.”
Kottke: A Free-to-Use Library of Very Canadian Stock Photos. “Cira, the organization that manages the .ca top-level domain, is offering a free stock photo library featuring typically Canadian scenes, like ‘lumberjack and hockey player discuss quarterly numbers’ (above). They also have their version of the distracted boyfriend photo (‘hockey player checks out lumberjack while woman in Canadian tuxedo looks on in disbelief’).” These are adorable. I apologize to any offended Canadians.
St. Albert Today: Michif language comes alive through film and new resource. “Wesaketewenowuk. The seven-syllable Michif word is the very apt title for Dr. Judy Iseke’s new short documentary that will be shown Saturday at the Musée Héritage Museum. The screening is part of a celebration of Métis culture and the launch of her new internet resource called Our Elder Stories.”
University of Toronto: Institute of Islamic Studies captures stories and data to change the conversation on Muslims in Canada. “The IIS is spearheading a number of digital humanities projects to collect Muslim stories, combat Islamophobic ideas and partner with various organizations to better understand and represent the demographics and lived experiences of Muslims across Canada.”
Nunatsiaq News: Toronto gallery to digitize almost 100,000 Cape Dorset prints, drawings. “Artists and art enthusiasts will soon have access to a digital collection of around 100,000 Cape Dorset drawings and prints. A project from the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, called Iningat Ilagiit, which means ‘a place for family,’ will act as a digital gallery. It will showcase prints and drawings from the West Baffin Eskimo Co-op between 1959 and 1989.”