Partnership Enables Library and Archives Canada to Digitize Indigenous Publications
Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has posted two Indigenous publications online: the Windspeaker, from Alberta (1986-2015 editions), and the Ha-Shilth-Sa, Canada’s oldest First Nations newspaper (1974-2017 editions). These digitized documents increase access to the rich Indigenous documentary heritage available to Canadians.
LAC carried out this project at the request of members of the steering committee of the National Heritage Digitization Strategy (NHDS), an initiative of Canada’s memory institutions to coordinate digitization activities across the country. LAC is a member of the NHDS and serves as its secretariat.
Thanks to generous funding from the Salamander Foundation in 2017, the NHDS launched a pilot project that included adding digitized indigenous newspapers to the national collection.
Direct to: Ha-Shilth-Sa Newspaper Digitized Issues
Direct to: Windspeaker newspaper Digitized Issues
See Also: NHDS Pilot Project Digitizes A Selection Of Newspaper
See Also: National Heritage Digitization Strategy
See Also: Librarian and Archivist of Canada Announces National Heritage Digitization Strategy Collaboration
See Also: The Salamander Foundation
About Gary Price
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.