Researchers Work to Build a National Online Library to House Canada's History
From the Canadian Press (via Macleans)
Across Canada, efforts are being made to digitize some of our oldest and more important historical documents so they can be preserved indefinitely and accessed online by anyone across the country, or even around the world.
“It provides citizens with more knowledge about their country, it provides them with a deeper understanding of where they come from — that to me is really important,” said Lynn Copeland, president of Canadiana.ca.
“We don’t have the $50 million or whatever grand sum of money we might want from government but in general I’d say they’re supportive in principle,” Copeland said.
“Our primary funder at the moment are the libraries and we’re working in partnership with them.”
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.