Digital Scholarship

ITS delivers a wide variety of projects to the University of Toronto Libraries and the larger University community. Browse the selection below for a sample of projects from our portfolio.For more information, explore the individual online resource, view our web development project schedule, or contact us.

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British Armorial Bindings

British Armorial Bindings

British Armorial Binding is a comprehensive catalogue of all the coats of arms, crests, and other heraldic devices that have been stamped by British owners on the outer covers of their books, together with the bibliographical sources of the stamps. The database reproduces over 3,300 stamps used between the sixteenth and twentieth centuries, associated with nearly two thousand individual owners. 

Canadian Poetry Online

Canadian Poetry Online

Canadian Poetry is a collection of poetry from published contemporary and 19th century Canadian poets. Contemporary poets have selected their poetry and provided biographies.

DEEDS

DEEDS

The University of Toronto DEEDS (Documents of Early England Data Set) Research Project was founded in 1975 by Michael Gervers, professor of History of the University of Toronto, to create a database of information culled from medieval property exchange documents which would be of interest to social and economic historians.

FADIS

FADIS

FADIS (Fedearted Academic Digital Imaging System) is a fine art and architecture repository and teaching tool of nearly 200,000 digital images, videos and audio files with accompanying meta data for private study and research. Courseware tools include the creation of lecture carousels with image notes, multiple image display options for in class teaching, syllabus information, file sharing and online quizzes. Students can also create study and presentation "virtual" carousels, download lecture carousels as PDF, search and browse from the growing collection of art history. 

Heritage U of T

Heritage U of T

The Heritage U of T site is a digital collection of archival records, photographs, books, maps, drawings, and sound and moving image files chronicling the University of Toronto’s rich history from its founding, through both world wars, to the present. This site is a tri-campus initiative by the University of Toronto Libraries’ Information Technology Services, Thomas Fisher Rare Book LibraryUniversity Archives and Records Management ServicesU of T Mississauga Library, and U of T Scarborough Library. We look forward to building this online historical collection through further contributions from units and people throughout the university community.

ITER Gateway

ITER Gateway

Iter, meaning a journey or a path in Latin, is a not-for-profit partnership dedicated to the advancement of learning in the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700) through the development and distribution of online resources.

Lexicons of Early Modern English

Lexicons of Early Modern English

LEME searches and displays word-entries from monolingual English dictionaries, bilingual lexicons, technical vocabularies, and other encyclopedic-lexical works, 1480-1702. Texts of word-entries whose headword (source) or explanation (target) language is English tell us what speakers of English thought about their tongue in the period. Edited by Prof. Ian Lancashire, this publication contains over half a million word entries in 150 searchable lexicons, supported by extensive primary and secondary bibliographies.

MyMedia service

MyMedia

MyMedia provides an archival storage and streaming solution for University academic content. We provide an interface for uploading a wide array of video and audio file formats and for managing your media. We re-encode all media into standardized and open formats.

Representative Poetry Online

Representative Poetry Online

Representative Poetry Online includes 4,079 English poems by 618 poets from Caedmon, in the Old English period, to the work of living poets today. It is based on Representative Poetry, established by Professor W. J. Alexander of University College, University of Toronto, in 1912 and used in the English Department at the University until the late 1960s. Its electronic founder and editor since 1994 is Ian Lancashire, who is a member of the Department of English, University of Toronto.

Soviet Samizdat Periodicals

Soviet Samizdat Periodicals

Soviet Samizdat Periodicals is a database of information about editions of classic Soviet samizdat, 1956-1986. The Database includes approximately 300 titles, representing all known types of samizdat periodical editions from this late Soviet era, including human rights bulletins, poetry anthologies, rock zines, religious and national editions. The Database is fully searchable. Researchers will find detailed bibliographic and archival information. The site also includes information about samizdat and dissidence for the general public. The website is intended to provide a forum for continuing discussion about this outstanding phenomenon of recent history