12 June 2015

LAC announce Documentary Heritage Communities Program

Genealogical organizations/societies are specifically mentioned as eligible to apply to the new Documentary Heritage Communities Program. Could your society benefit?

The objectives of the DHCP are to:

  • Increase access to, and awareness of Canada's local documentary institutions and their holdings, specifically:

- Conversion and digitization for access purposes;
- The development (research, design and production) of virtual and physical exhibitions, including travelling exhibits;
- Collection, cataloguing and access based management; and
- Commemorative projects.

  • Increase the capacity of local documentary heritage institutions to better sustain and preserve Canada's documentary heritage, specifically:

- Conversion and digitization for preservation purposes;
- Conservation and preservation treatment;
- Increased digital preservation capacity (excluding digital infrastructure related to day-to-day activities);
- Training and workshops that improve competencies and build capacity; and
- Development of standards, performance and other measurement activities.
Read the details at http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/services/documentary-heritage-communities-program/Pages/guidelines.aspx

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