Speak Up about Canadian historic documents

There now exists a real opportunity for you to directly influence future online access to Canadian historical materials...

The Canadiana Heritage Historical Documents Digitization Project is a partnership with Library and Archives Canada, Canadian Knowledge Research Network and others. Canadian universities, including Saint Mary's, have invested several million dollars in their work.
The Project is now seeking input on which paper historic documents are most important to digitize.

The Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/J9T6PHP (Please note that it closes December 19, 2014) asks you to  select the paper documents which you would most like to see digitized.  The Heritage Project will use survey input to guide future work.

So I encourage you to take a moment to fill in the survey, and pass it along to others who might be interested.

- Peter Webster
Associate University Librarian, Information Technology
Patrick Power Library
902-420-5507  peter.webster@smu.ca

And here's what it says on the Project's website:
Canadiana.org is happy to report that there are now over 21 million images available online at Héritage – its project to digitize 60 million microfilm pages of archival collections from Library and Archives Canada.

Earlier this year, Canadiana surveyed CRKN members to see which Héritage collections they most wanted to be made more "searchable" (i.e. which ones should have their finding aids transcribed). We received an excellent response to that survey and as a result we were able to prioritize our transcription. We are nearing completion of transcribing finding aids for most of the top 20 collections chosen in that survey, and are now inviting your feedback in a second survey. Forty-eight new collections have recently been added to Héritage. We welcome your input as to which collections should be given high priority for transcription.

Please feel free to pass this survey along to any staff in your library who may be interested.
Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/J9T6PHP 

If you have any questions or comments please contact Beth Stover, Collection Development Coordinator, (beth.stover@canadiana.ca).
Thanks for your participation!


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