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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Spring update from the National Heritage Digitization Strategy (NHDS)

WELCOME TO OUR NEW CHAIR The NHDS Steering Committee is happy to welcome its new Chair, Paul Takala, Chief Librarian and CEO of the Hamilton Public Library. Paul has extensive experience in collaborative initiatives, having previously served as the Chair of the Canadian Urban Library Council (CULC) and Co-Chair of the Canadian Federation of Library … Continue reading Spring update from the National Heritage Digitization Strategy (NHDS)

Joint NHDS & CRKN Workshop on Documentary Heritage

On October 16, 2018, the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) and the National Heritage Digitization Strategy (NHDS) welcomed 124 attendees to SFU’s Segal Building for an afternoon of learning, sharing, and discussion on the future of digitization, access, and preservation of Canada’s documentary heritage. A summary of the workshop has been posted on the CRKN website. … Continue reading Joint NHDS & CRKN Workshop on Documentary Heritage

National Heritage Digitization Strategy: 21 projects approved for funding across Canada

October 16, 2018 – Vancouver, British Columbia – National Heritage Digitization Strategy The National Heritage Digitization Strategy (NHDS) is providing $1 million to support 21 projects by archives, libraries and documentary heritage institutions throughout Canada. The recipients of the Digitization Canadian Collection funding call were announced today in an event held at the Vancouver Public Library. This … Continue reading National Heritage Digitization Strategy: 21 projects approved for funding across Canada

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

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