Canadiana Héritage

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Canadiana Heritage

The Library is one of 47 Canadian university libraries supporting the Héritage project, a 10-year initiative from Canadiana.org and Library and Archives Canada (LAC) to digitize and make accessible online Canadian archival collections. The collection being digitized is intended to chronicle the country and its people from the 1600s to the mid-1900s and will be of great interest to Canadian historians, students and genealogists.

Archive boxesClose to $2 million in start-up funding was gathered from Canadian university libraries. This funding will help to ensure that all Canadians have access to 60 million pages of Canadian Heritage documents, without the need to make the trip to LAC in Ottawa.

The project’s scanning efforts are approaching one million pages and efforts are underway to determine priorities for digitization and transcription. Several digitized collections are already freely available on the Héritage project website.

For more information, contact:

Annie Bélanger
Associate University Librarian, Information Resources & Academic Excellence
519-888-4567 ext. 32882

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