May 23, 2022

New Reference Database: Canadian Research Knowledge Network Launches Public Index of Digitized Collections from Institutions Across Canada

From the Canadian Research Knowledge Network:

2016-03-31_14-28-27The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) is proud to launch the Canadian National Digital Heritage Index (CNDHI), an index of digitized collections from across Canada with the goal of creating a single, current list of all Canadian digitization projects. This national index, the first of its kind in Canada, aims to increase the awareness of the digitized collections in institutions and libraries across the country, which will in turn increase the use and impact of those collections that are relevant and important to all Canadians.


CNDHI complements the activities of libraries, archives, universities and other memory institutions by collecting all the projects in one place and also by including the relevant metadata and information needed to access various collections. Features of the tool include:

  • Simple and advanced searching and sorting by institution, location, language, and media type;
  • Downloadable list of search results;
  • Frequently updated with new records.

“CNDHI’s tools and features will continue to expand and adapt in response to the feedback from the community,” says Kimberly Silk, Special Projects Officer CRKN and Project Manager for CNDHI. “The index is an agile and adaptable tool that will continue to be supported and managed for the long- term in order to expand and increase impact.”

Note: Search results can be exported in .csv format.

Direct to Canadian National Digital Heritage Index (CNDHI)

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.