CRKN is pleased to announce a successful grant application to the Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP) from Library and Archives Canada for the development of a Canadian National Heritage Digitization Index. Through this project CRKN will develop an online index to increase awareness of heritage digitization projects across the country. It will serve the research and heritage preservation communities by identifying expertise, providing intelligence regarding the scope of digitization in Canada, identifying opportunities for collaboration while avoiding duplication of efforts, and identify gaps in the national collection. Work on this important project is expected to begin immediately.
“CRKN is proud to be among the 65 archives, libraries and heritage institutions across Canada receiving DHCP funding,” says Clare Appavoo, CRKN Executive Director. “Through this grant CRKN will have the capacity to contribute to the Integrated Digital Scholarship Ecosystem, a program that CRKN has been spearheading since October 2013. We look forward to working with Library and Archives Canada, Canadiana.org, and our colleagues at Canadian university libraries and archives, and provincial and territorial libraries.”
For more information on the Canadian National Heritage Digitization Index please contact Special Projects Officer,Kimberly Silk.
Read the full press release from the Government of Canada here: http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?mthd=tp&crtr.page=1&nid=1024469&crtr.tp1D=1
The Canadian Research Knowledge Network is a partnership of Canadian universities, dedicated to expanding digital content for the academic research enterprise in Canada. Through the coordinated leadership of librarians, researchers, and administrators, CRKN undertakes large-scale content acquisition and licensing initiatives, licensing over $1.07 billion in content since 2000, in order to build knowledge infrastructure and research and teaching capacity in 75 of Canada’s universities.