NHDS Secretariat Transferred to CRKN

The National Heritage Digitization Strategy (NHDS) and the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) are pleased to announce that the NHDS Steering Committee has voted to officially transfer the NHDS Secretariat to CRKN. The vote was made at the September 23, 2020 meeting of the NHDS Steering Committee, and the transfer takes effect immediately.

This decision comes after an announcement in June 2020 that the NHDS and CRKN were exploring the future of the NHDS Secretariat. As part of the Secretariat transfer, the NHDS Steering Committee will be reviewing its governance structure. The NHDS is also planning a community consultation to update its mandate and business plan.  Launched in 2016, the NHDS is a coalition of memory institutions working together to leverage expertise and resources to support the digitization, preservation, and discovery of Canadian documentary heritage. Secretariat support for the NHDS was previously provided by Library and Archives Canada. Library and Archives Canada will continue to be an active member and supporter of the NHDS.

CRKN’s heritage content program has been closely informed by the work of the NHDS. CRKN’s Executive Director, Clare Appavoo, has been a member of the NHDS Steering Committee since its inception.

For more information, or any questions or comments, please contact:

Rebecca Ross
Senior Director, Strategy and Engagement

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