July 24, 2014

Canada: City of Montreal Archives Celebrates 100th Birthday

From The Montreal Gazette: The city of Montreal archives possess about four kilometres of historically significant records dating from as early as 1796. Among these are found vintage real estate evaluation rolls to the minutes of the very first council meeting held in 1833, at which Jacques Viger was selected as Montreal’s first mayor. The […]

"Montreal's Grande Bibliothèque: How to Stay in Circulation"

From an Article in the Montreal Gazette: Since it opened in 2005, the $142-million mega-library at de Maisonneuve Blvd. and Berri St. has been a runaway success, drawing 2.75 million visitors last year. “Despite all the prophets of doom, people turn out in great numbers,” says Guy Berthiaume, chair and CEO of the provincial library […]

Reference: Canada: Gazette Launches Montreal Contracts Database

From the Montreal Gazette: The city of Montreal contracts $1.5 billion in goods and services a year, so the public should be able to track where all that money goes. That’s what we here at The Gazette believe, so we built an online database of municipal contracts to provide the public with a gateway to […]