Monday, November 21, 2005

Statistics Canada Digitization Initiative

Statistics Canada, Canada's official statistical agency, has recently received a grant from Canadian Heritage to digitize back issues of the Canada Year Book from 1867 to 1967.

First published in 1867, the Canada Year Book has become the premier reference resource on the social and economic life of Canada and its citizens. The Year Book includes essays and statistical data on the arts and cultural activities, economic conditions, economic growth, employment, ethnic origins, families, finance, industries, health care, the organization of justice as well as crime patterns, labour force developments, leisure time, social trends, transport, and demography.

Statistics Canada hopes that the project will provide online access to literally thousands of historical summary tables outlining key Canadian social and economic trends.

Project leaders are looking for surplus copies for scanning. They need copies of both English and French editions of the Canada Year Book from the 1867-1967 timeframe. Copies must be in excellent condition, with no highlighting, annotations or missing pages. All libraries that donate surplus copies will be acknowledged in the credits.

For information on how to donate surplus copies, please contact:

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