The Government of Canada is committed to making sure that Canadians can easily access their documentary heritage, whenever and wherever they wish. This is even more important in this digital age. We are pleased that Library and Archives Canada is launching work today on its National Heritage Digitization Strategy.
This strategy seeks to bring together, under the same portal, different digitization projects from a number of organizations. Once implemented, it will open up new possibilities in consulting, distributing and promoting our documentary heritage. It is sure to bring numerous benefits to our society.
As Minister of Canadian Heritage, I would like to salute Library and Archives Canada and everyone who will be working together to develop the National Documentary Heritage Digitization Strategy. Many thanks for helping ensure the continuity of our documentary heritage!
The Honourable Mélanie Joly
Building a Canadian National Heritage Digitization Strategy