Documentary heritage is a cornerstone of all democratic societies. It supports economic, social, legal understanding and cultural growth, while also fostering innovation to ensure a strong future. Digital technologies make it possible for memory institutions to provide immediate access to their holdings to an almost limitless audience.

Canadian memory institutions are working together to find ways to improve access to digital collections and better preserve our cultural heritage.

The National Heritage Digitization Strategy (NHDS) outlines what we want to do. This site explains how we plan to do it.

 

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CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: National Heritage Digitization Strategy (NHDS) Advisory Committee

The National Heritage Digitization Strategy (NHDS) envisions a future in which digital access to Canada’s diverse documentary heritage is comprehensive, ubiquitous, and has a profound impact on Canadian culture, education, research, and innovation. The National Heritage Digitization Strategy (NHDS) invites expressions of interest from the GLAM (gallery, library, archive, and museum) community to join the … Continue reading CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: National Heritage Digitization Strategy (NHDS) Advisory Committee

NHDS Secretariat Transferred to CRKN

The National Heritage Digitization Strategy (NHDS) and the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) are pleased to announce that the NHDS Steering Committee has voted to officially transfer the NHDS Secretariat to CRKN. The vote was made at the September 23, 2020 meeting of the NHDS Steering Committee, and the transfer takes effect immediately. This decision … Continue reading NHDS Secretariat Transferred to CRKN

Funding Opportunity – Digitization of Indigenous Audiovisual Material

News Release: Library and Archives Canada (LAC) As we move forward on the path of reconciliation, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is supporting Indigenous communities as they seek to preserve and make accessible their existing audio and video heritage for future generations. Through its Listen, Hear Our Voices (LHOV) initiative, LAC is providing up to … Continue reading Funding Opportunity – Digitization of Indigenous Audiovisual Material

The NHDS and CRKN Agree to Explore the Future of the NHDS Secretariat

The National Heritage Digitization Strategy (NHDS) Steering Committee and the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) Board of Directors have agreed to investigate the transfer of the NHDS secretariat to CRKN. Both the NHDS and CRKN agree that the transition could increase funding opportunities, revitalize NHDS governance, and maintain and develop relationships between the NHDS and … Continue reading The NHDS and CRKN Agree to Explore the Future of the NHDS Secretariat

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