Remediate and Create!

Digitize it

We support the production and delivery of a wide range of digital collections. Our staff has expertise digitizing a variety of media including books, manuscripts, photographs, artwork, microforms, maps, posters, slides, and audio-visual resources.  We have partnered on a number of successful grant applications and have a long history of working on interinstitutional projects. We welcome collaborations with faculty, students, and community partners.

Images from USSR in Construction, a website dedicated to a photographic propaganda journal of the same name published in the Soviet Union between 1930 to 1949.

Helpful tips for digitizing

Included here are some handy links to documents for best practise for digitization (this list will be continually updated):

University Archives and Special Collections optimum scanning settings


Curate it

We provide researchers with web spaces to help exhibit research and/or search and provide access to digital objects in the digital asset management system. As resources and expertise allow, we support the use of other tools for exploring research questions related to interface and search.

Images from Psychoactivity for Sale: Global Advertising of Psychoactive Substances, 1886 - 2001. A SSHRC Insight Grant funded project by Mathew Savelli (McMaster) and Erika Dyck (University of Saskatchewan)