Community, scholars, librarians: the Multicultural Canada Digitization Project

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2006-09-26
Keywords: 
multiculturalism
digitization
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Simon Fraser University Library, University of Calgary, Sien Lok Society of Calgary, and Multicultural History Society of Ontario are founding members in a project bringing together community, scholars and librarians to digitize and provide access to newspapers, photos, and papers relating to immigrants to Canada. This material has until recently been ignored. The Chinese community and MHSO provide content and libraries provide technical support, demonstrating the potential for such a collaboration to provide access to important resources for the cultural communities and for scholars. We are developing an informal coalition which will enable a wide number of partners to contribute.

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Presented at the World Library and Information Congress: 72nd IFLA General Conference and Council "Libraries: Dynamic Engines for the Knowledge and Information Society" 20-24 August 2006, Seoul, Korea
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English
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Article
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