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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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

CRKN Survey on Digitization, Access and Digital Preservation

(posted on behalf of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network) Hello, On behalf of the Heritage Content Priorities Task Group of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN), I am pleased to invite you to participate in a survey to better understand the digitization, access, and digital preservation activities of CRKN members, stakeholders and the GLAM community. … Continue reading CRKN Survey on Digitization, Access and Digital Preservation

National Heritage Digitization Strategy collaborates on successful funding proposal to improve access to archival documents of Moravian missionaries

The National Heritage Digitization Strategy (NHDS) has collaborated on a successful Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) grant proposal to provide greater access to archival documents of Moravian missionaries. The 24-month project, Uncommon Bonds: Labrador Inuit and Moravian Missionaries, was awarded $168,349 USD to digitize over 50,000 pages of manuscript records of the Moravian … Continue reading National Heritage Digitization Strategy collaborates on successful funding proposal to improve access to archival documents of Moravian missionaries

Digital Preservation File Format Recommendations

The format used to digitize content, publish it on the Web or view it on a consumer device can be quite different from the one most suited to preserving the material for long-term access. The National Heritage Digitization Strategy – Digital Preservation File Format Recommendations resource proposes which file formats to use when preserving digitized … Continue reading Digital Preservation File Format Recommendations

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