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Archives learns valuable lessons about online content through digitization

News | 05/31/2001 4:00 am EDT

The federal government is anxious to put Canada’s history online as quickly as possible, but issues like copyright and displaying material online could place serious limits on how quickly the job gets done, and the scope of the projects. The government’s Canadian Cultural Digital Content Initiative has put $2.5 million per year for three years in the hands of the National Archives to begin the massive job of digitizing its vast holdings.

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