The University of Toronto is one of the world’s leading research institutions.
The University of Toronto is using Quartex to publish digital collections that have previously been difficult to discover or to search.
One project involves publishing student newspapers from the Mississauga campus, The Erindalian, The Medium and The Medium II.
The newspapers provide coverage of student politics, activities, and campus events, and feature original poetry and cartoons. The collection spans 37 years, from 1968 to 2005, and consists of 37 volumes, comprising 859 issues.
Until this year, digital copies of these newspapers have been hosted by Internet Archive. Quartex allows creation of a dedicated website, and the opportunity to properly showcase this important digital archive and make it available to, and discoverable by, researchers and the general public. Quartex also supports OCR, which means it’s possible to make all the content open to full text search.
“We have enjoyed a long and valued relationship with Adam Matthew Digital and it has been wonderful working with them on Quartex. Currently we use a wide variety of platforms which do not really allow us to effectively display and use our own special collections. Quartex allows us to publish our collections on one robust platform, making them discoverable and easy to use. This will greatly benefit our students, researchers and our community in general.”Shelley Hawrychuk, Chief Librarian, University of Toronto Mississauga Library