Good day all, 


On behalf of Eric Stackhouse, Chief Librarian - Pictou-Antigonish Regional
Library, please find following and attached, a Press Release concerning
"Nova Story, a new online resource of local history & cultural resources


For further information, please contact Eric Stackhouse
([log in to unmask]  ; 755-6031 or cell 331-0402)


With kind regards, 

~ Trecia Schell


Press Release 


June 28, 2012 


Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library launches new local history and culture
online resource 


The Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library has launched, an
extensive website featuring local historical and cultural resources for
Antigonish and Pictou Counties. 


" is a major leap forward in ensuring our community's heritage
and culture is made easily available to everyone." explains Library Board
Chair Troy MacCulloch. "Our regional library has been involved in digitizing
materials for many years, now this gives a platform to do more, on a larger
scale." is an online software system that allows users to search,
browse, view, print, and download the original materials in digital form,
including books, pamphlets, letters, photos and more. Users can also share
what they have found through social media such as FaceBook, Twitter, and
other applications. will be regularly added to as part of
Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library's ongoing commitment to make local
information accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 


The site includes a special feature called MapBrowser. This allows the user
to browse the two counties using Google Maps then overlay historical maps.
The user can also click on a community and see what digital materials are
available for that area. Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library is one of only a
few public libraries in the world to have this feature available. 


", combined with MapBrowser, gives a person a whole new way of
looking at their community." says MacCulloch. "For example, I can find my
current property on Google maps, overlay a map from 1876 to see what was
there before, and see if there are any historical materials available. It
will be popular with genealogists, historians, and anyone else interested in
the history of a place." is an initiative of the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library with
help from the Community Access Program (CAP). Local partners include the
Pictou County Shared Services Authority, Municipality of the County of
Antigonish, Pictou Historical Photograph Society, Antigonish Heritage
Museum, Pictou County Roots Society and local community members. 


The web site is now live and will be added to regularly, users are
encouraged to check back often. An official launch will take place in
September. can be found at or by going to the
Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library website 

For more information contact Eric Stackhouse, Chief Librarian:
[log in to unmask] Office: (902) 755-6031 Cell: (902) 331-0402




Trecia Schell, BSc(Hon), MSc, PhD, MLIS

Community Services Librarian (Programming, Public Relations, Outreach,
Books-by-Mail, Adult Services)

& Branch Manager,  Stellarton and River John Public Libraries

Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library

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