Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Progress on digitizing the Canada Gazette?

First LAC promised it for 2008, then early 2009, now we read "By the end of 2009, visitors to this site will be able to access all issues of the Canada Gazette, from its beginning in 1841 until 1998."

Why should we believe this statement anymore than the previous ones?

LAC would have a lot more credibility if there were intermediate posts of new material so we could see progress.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

My money is on 2010! I would love to know the cost escalation of this project....

Anonymous said...

I agree with Anonymous ... I have heard unofficially from inside LAC that the project is not progressing as expected because of technical difficulties. I agree that we should be able to see what has been done ... or, has nothing been done?

IanW said...

Since the mid-1960s the typesetting of all parts of the Canada Gazette was computerized. Were these original materials used in order to avoid a need for scanning in the digitization project ?