The Manitobia.ca Project
The Manitobia.ca project is a first major initiative of the Manitoba Library Consortium and its partners to gather and render accessible a wealth of historically significant documents and publications free of charge to Canadians, young and old.
The Consortium, an incorporated non-profit organization of Manitoba libraries, provides leadership by planning and managing projects and resources so Manitobans can enjoy equitable access to the library and information resources of the province.
To underscore the Consortium's long term goals, Manitobia was coined by marrying two words: Manitoba, the keystone province located in the heart of Canada, and Utopia, signifying an ideally perfect place, state, or condition.
The ambition is that Manitobia.ca becomes synonymous with a perfect place in which to find information about the province and its people, synonymous with a rich archive of newspapers, first-hand accounts from letters, memoirs and diaries, drawings, maps and photos - all of which record the early development of the province.