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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An update on the National Heritage Digitization Strategy

Dear Colleagues, In October 2016, Library and Archives Canada hosted the National Heritage Digitization Strategy (NHDS) Foundational Assembly – it was such an inspiring gathering with tremendous experience, expertise, and goodwill. Arising from this assembly, the NHDS Steering Committee has commenced work on further refining a draft action plan and planning for broader community engagement … Continue reading An update on the National Heritage Digitization Strategy

NHDS foundational assembly summary report released

The National Heritage Digitization Strategy (NHDS) Secretariat and Steering Committee are happy to share the summary report from the Foundational Assembly held on October 14th in Ottawa. The report provides an overview of the day’s presentations and summarizes the roundtable discussions. The report identifies six themes widely discussed during the event: Governance and Collaboration Resources … Continue reading NHDS foundational assembly summary report released

Foundational Assembly Held to Support NHDS

Over 130 people participated in the Foundational Assembly, held on October 14th, 2016 at Library and Archives Canada (LAC) in Ottawa, to support the Canadian National Heritage Digitization Strategy. The all-day event included presentations from community leaders, followed by an open discussion around the challenges, opportunities, potential audiences and key elements of digitization. Presentations included: … Continue reading Foundational Assembly Held to Support NHDS

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