Héritage: A Mega-Microfilm Project

Wueppleman, William (2013) Héritage: A Mega-Microfilm Project. In: Access Conference 2013, September 23-26, 2013, St. John's, NL. (Unpublished)

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This spring, Canadiana launched Héritage: a project to digitize an estimated 60 million images of archival microfilm held by Library and Archives Canada. This is a long-term project, with primary digitization expected to take about two years and supplementary metadata creation and curation estimated to be a ten year endeavour. The project presents multiple challenges: technical, logistical and financial. This presentation will provide an overview of the project and a report of its progress over the first six months. It will also outline the long-term strategic plan for managing digitization; the creation and linking of enriched metadata; long-term preservation of and enduring public access to the resulting content; and the funding model that will (we hope) actually pay for it all. If successful, Canadiana hopes that Héritage will serve as a model for large-scale open access digitization projects that can be applied to the enormous body of as yet undigitized Canadian documentary heritage.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/6025
Item ID: 6025
Department(s): Memorial University Libraries > Access Conference 2013
Date: 25 September 2013
Date Type: Completion

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