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About Co-Lab

You can have a hand in history by using Co-Lab: a tool to transcribe, tag, translate and describe digitized images in the collection at Library and Archives Canada (LAC). The more work we collaborate on in Co-Lab, the more accessible and usable our digital collection becomes for all Canadians.

Become a contributor in two main ways:

  1. Take on a “challenge” of images, put together by experts at LAC, that would benefit from your contributions, or
  2. Use Collection Search to find the materials that matter most to you, and enhance them; you can now contribute to digitized images that you find when doing research.

When you contribute to images using Co-Lab, the metadata becomes accessible immediately, and it becomes searchable in Collection Search within 24 hours. If you create a user account and log in when contributing, you will be able to look back on your contribution history at any time.

If you are unsure how something works, check here for common questions and answers: