September 14, 2017, HALIFAX, NS Canada – Two Nova Scotia organizations have teamed up to create a powerful new way for South Shore residents to share and preserve their rich history online: a virtual library where everyone can contribute. Powered by Dadavan Systems’ Codex technology platform, the South Shore Public Library’s website will now become a dynamic historical hub where residents can upload and share their own treasured photos, stories, artifacts and more. In addition, beginning on October 1st, the library’s website will provide access to all 129 years of The Bridgewater Bulletin dating back to 1888.
“With Codex, we’re developing technology right here in Nova Scotia that’s completely changing the game of sharing and preserving culture and heritage,” said Jennifer Hill, President, Dadavan Systems. “The South Shore is a place that’s incredibly rich with history. We jumped at the chance to show how local innovation could bring that to life in a way that makes it more fun, more robust and of course, more accessible.”
Developed as a scalable, virtual library, the new service enables anyone – young or old – to participate in the preservation and sharing of South Shore history and culture. Built on Codex’s stunning, interactive, template system, the platform allows users at all levels to contribute video, text, images and sound recordings with a simple drag and drop.
“We’re always looking for new ways to engage the public and make our collection more robust. This new service does both,” said Troy Myers, CEO, South Shore Public Libraries. “When you think of all the historic photos and treasures that are just sitting there gathering dust, tucked away in attics, shoeboxes and basements, it’s absolutely mind-boggling. This platform allows all that lost history to be shared and preserved for generations to come, and we think it will create a whole new way for the South Shore to come together as one.”
The new service is free for the community to use and is available at https://collections.southshorepubliclibraries.ca/
Headquartered in Nova Scotia on Canada’s east coast, Dadavan Systems builds software to enrich lives through education, culture and heritage. Founded in 1998, Dadavan is best known for its student information system, Outcomes, the system of choice for Indigenous communities across North America. A female-led, B Corp certified ethical company, Dadavan is proudly committed to accountability, positive social impacts and environmental sustainability. For more information on Codex, visit customcodex.com.
South Shore Public Libraries is a vital centre of Lunenburg and Queens Counties, sharing a robust collection and innovative technology, that inspires lifelong learning and literacy in a positive, welcoming environment. Created in 1972, SSPL has a Mobile library and four community branches located in Bridgewater, Greenfield, Liverpool and Lunenburg. South Shore Public Libraries celebrate reading, discovering, learning and sharing. For more information, please about our Libraries please visit southshorepubliclibraries.ca