Moose are the largest members of the deer family.
“Moose Deer,” coloured lithograph by John James Audubon, 1845 (MIKAN 3025621)
They are typically very tall, having long legs to help them wade through water or snow. Other characteristic features include a humped shoulder region, dark-coloured fur, an elongated face with prominent snout and lips, large ears, and broad flat antlers on the male. They inhabit the boreal forests across Canada and similar regions over the world. Preferring a colder climate, they seek out habitats with seasonal snow cover and move further north during the summer months.
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As immigration and settlement expanded across Canada, a variety of travel means were adopted from Aboriginal people’s communities. Many of these methods, like the canoe, are still used today for work and leisure activities.
Since Library and Archives Canada (LAC) extended its long-standing partnership with Canadiana.org to digitize microfilms in August 2013, 17.4 million images and 535 collections have been added to the Héritage website. These microfilms cover personal, administrative and government records.
Up until recently, clients looking for microfilmed records in the collection would start their search on the LAC website, then go to the Héritage website to check if that content was already digitized. But now, you can find out whether a microfilmed record has been digitized or not just by consulting the MIKAN description!
In this example for the Royal Canadian Air Force files, the following graphical notice is displayed at the top of the page in the Title section:Scrolling down to the Finding aid section, you will find the link to the Héritage website:
As other microfilms are digitized and made available on the Héritage website, similar links will be added to the corresponding MIKAN descriptions.
To mark Canada Book Day, we take a closer look at the PS 8000 collection of early 20th-century Canadian publications available in the Electronic Collection of Library and Archives Canada. PS 8000 is the standard classification for Canadian literature, one of the core strengths of our holdings.
To browse this collection
• Click “Search the Electronic Collection” on the left side of the screen
• Choose “Any keyword” from the drop-down menu in the first search box
• Enter “PS 8000” in the second field as the search term
This search produces a list of pre-1926 Canadian publications that have been digitized and are accessible online. Other key terms can be used to further refine the search (e.g. world war and poetry).
Figure 1: Search screen for Electronic Collection
For other online resources, consult our blog articles on how to find digitized publications Part I and Part II.
Also, explore our Flickr album for a selection of cover images of these publications.