Canada: New Online Portal Provides Digital Access to Saskatchewan’s History
“Saskatchewan History Online” showcases the province’s culture and history, including First Nations and Métis culture, in a central location.
This allows anyone to find collections that were less accessible due to the physical location or the fragility of the work.
sers of the portal will be able to search the collection using keywords similar to a library search to find artifacts like photos, scrapbooks and personal items that tell Saskatchewan’s history.
There is also a unique feature called “Historypin” which allows users to change views for a building, location or landscape from past to present.
In 2010, the Ministry of Education committed $950,000 over three years to support the Saskatchewan Multi-type Digitization Initiative to help bring Saskatchewan culture and history…
“The University Library at the U of S has led the development of this portal and overall strategy, in collaboration with the Saskatchewan Digital Alliance,” said Vicki Williamson, dean of the University Library. “This was a wonderful opportunity to utilize our expertise and infrastructure in the field of digitization and also build important partnerships with libraries, museums and cultural institutions across the province for the benefit of education.”
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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.