The Saskatchewan War Experience is a project designed to aid Saskatchewan libraries, archives, museums and other organizations in digitizing collections in any format, including photos, documents, published materials, sound and film, that relate to the project theme of the Saskatchewan War Experience.
This theme includes any military action that Saskatchewan residents have participated in as well as life on the 'home front'.
The Saskatchewan War Experience directed project aims to achieve the following objectives:
- Build digitization capacity throughout the province. The project is expected to provide a sustainable and effective learning experience for participants that will not only increase their knowledge about digital collections, but also expose them to digitization in a collaborative environment.
- Demonstrate standards and best practices that will enhance interoperability among digital collections.
- Stimulate partnerships and collaborative planning between a variety of information providers such as archives, libraries, museums, heritage and cultural institutions, etc.
- Increase the amount of digital content available to the people of Saskatchewan.
Various information providers (libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, etc.) were invited to contribute content to the Saskatchewan War Experience Program.
This project is lead by the Saskatchewan Digital Alliance and is funded by the Digitization Grant Program of the Multitype Library Board by the Provincial Library and Literacy Office, Ministry of Education.
Further questions about the project may be directed to the SDA or the Technical Coordinator.