Ever since Héritage, a division of Canadiana, put on all of those records from the Library and Archives Canada (LAC) over a year ago, I was asking “Where are the indexes that go with the digitization of these records?”
Héritage has the objective of digitizing 40,000 reels of microfilm from “Canada’s most important archival collections”.
They hope to comprise 60 million page images when the project is completed next year.
But not one of these records has been indexed! Not one! So what good are they to me? -
They say that they “would like to enhance access to this content by partially transcribing select collections. Once transcribed, researchers can conduct key-word searches on a collection, allowing them to find specific personal names, geographical locations, events, etc. within a document. We need your help in choosing which collections to transcribe first”.
So, they have put together a short survey to ask our opinion. I clicked every one of the records that they have included in the survey.
They say that “By participating in this short survey, you can have a voice in telling Canadiana which collections are important to you. If interested, please share this widely with your members, branches, and other contacts to help us get the most feedback”.
Please take a minute to go through the records, and click the ones you would like to see indexed.
The website for the survey is https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=DGkADDA1hN%2fpX6Ab5IKFgw%3d%3d
The website for Canadiana is http://www.canadiana.ca/