User demand must drive federal digitization: Wall Communications report
News | 09/06/2002 4:00 am EDT
A new report on federal cultural agencies online suggests organizations such as the National Archives of Canada and National Library of Canada must pay closer attention to user demand in future digitization efforts. That, and other key recommendations for creating online cultural content, is in the recently released A Study of Business Models Sustaining the Development of Digital Cultural Content prepared by Wall Communications Inc. for the Department of Canadian Heritage. Heritage officials say the point is well-taken, though other recommendations such as potentially implementing user-pay models likely aren’t on the table.