Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Profile of Canadiana.org Digitization Initiative

The most recent issue of the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research features an article by Brian Bell, co-director of Canadiana.org.

Canadiana.org was formed recently through the merger of CIHM (Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions), and the former AlouetteCanada.

As the article explains, the new organization "will help to synchronize the efforts of partners in Canadian libraries, archives, museums and historical societies, as well as Canadian content creators themselves. It is mandated to facilitate long term digitization of Canadian collections and the gathering of metadata for new, born digital content, to coordinate the long term preservation of the digital content, and to enable permanent, open access to that content which is in the public domain or being made available with permission."

I wrote about the merger and creation of Canadiana.org in an April 7, 2008 Library Boy post entitled Two Major Canadian Digitization Projects Merge.

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