Saturday, 26 March 2011

Digitization at LAC

A new notice has been posted on the LAC website.

LAC's New Digitization Project - By the Public, for the Public
Library and Archives Canada needs your help! We are testing a new digitization process and creating a searchable online database of public documents. We have the equipment; we have the documents; now all we need is you! If you plan to visit 395 Wellington Street, in Ottawa, to consult and to photograph documents, please come by our new space and join the project.
What is in it for you?
Free use of our equipment (tripods, digital cameras)
Free backup of your digital copies
A dedicated space on the third floor at 395 Wellington Street
Attribution for the images you upload
A chance to learn more about preservation techniques, manipulating archival documents, and digitization

Why are we doing it?
To protect documents by reducing the number of times originals are handled
To increase our digital content
To make digital copies freely available and easily discovered by people
To provide clients with immediate and personal access to Canada's rich documentary heritage

For more information or to sign up, please contact:
Carol-Ann McColgan
Project Officer
Open Content Division
Telephone: 613-996-7393
Worth investigating! 

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