The federal government has announced support for Athabasca University's "Connecting Canadians: Canada's Multicultural Newspapers" project.
From the announcement "This project will digitize and deploy to the Web up to 20 multicultural newspapers on an open-access basis. In addition to making multicultural newspapers freely available to anyone on the Internet, it will include audio and video streaming of selected articles and teaching and learning activities that will be of interest to students, teachers, and researchers. A key driver of this project is the use of technology to facilitate access to the content, which will be PDA- or mobile-friendly."
Does this signal that the feds are ready to fund additional newspaper digitization?
Read the full press release here.