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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Fall update from the National Heritage Digitization Strategy

Dear colleagues, We would like to update you on some of our recent progress on the National Heritage Digitization Strategy (NHDS). Funding call – We had a remarkable response to our funding call. We received 213 applications, requesting almost $10M in funding. Our external advisory committee worked hard over the summer to evaluate the proposals … Continue reading Fall update from the National Heritage Digitization Strategy

Call for nominations: NHDS Steering Committee

Nominations to be submitted by October 4th, 2018 The National Heritage Digitization Strategy (NHDS) Steering Committee is inviting nominations from Canadian archivists, librarians, curators, researchers, creators, and genealogists to fill positions on the NHDS Steering Committee. We are particularly interested in applications from Indigenous or other traditionally under-represented groups. Members will be drawn from across … Continue reading Call for nominations: NHDS Steering Committee

Call for nominations: NHDS Technical Working Group

Nominations to be submitted by October 4th, 2018 The National Heritage Digitization Strategy (NHDS) Steering Committee is inviting nominations from Canadian archivists, librarians, curators, researchers, creators, and genealogists to fill 8-12 positions on the NHDS Technical Working Group. Members will be drawn from across Canada and will be chosen based on relevant experience and perspective. … Continue reading Call for nominations: NHDS Technical Working Group

Apply for NHDS funding to digitize your collections

Dear colleagues, The National Heritage Digitization Strategy (NHDS) Steering Committee is thrilled to announce the launch of the Digitizing Canadian Collections funding call. This one-time opportunity will provide funds to organizations to digitize, make accessible and preserve documentary heritage material of national significance. Archives, museums, libraries, universities, colleges and other cultural heritage institutions can apply … Continue reading Apply for NHDS funding to digitize your collections

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