Columbia Digital Library
Digital Library Construction Tools:
The focus of this set of links is on Canadian funding sources. Some European and United States funding sources are also listed.
- British Columbia History Digitization Program. Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. Date accessed: 2007-05-25. Date added: 2007-05-25.
- Canada Foundation for Innovation. Summary: " The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is an independent corporation created
by the Government of Canada to fund research infrastructure. The CFI's mandate
is to strengthen the capacity of Canadian universities, colleges, research
hospitals, and non-profit research institutions to carry out world-class
research and technology development that benefits Canadians." Date updated: 2005-10-08.
- Canada's Digital
Collections (Industry Canada) funded digital content
production projects between 1996 and 2003. A list of Web sites  that were created has been restored and the URLs point to sites preserved by the Library and Archives Canada. Date updated: 2007-05-25.
- Canadian Council of Archives = Conseil canadien des archives, Financial Assistance Programmes. This organization funds digitization projects undertaken by  Canadian archives. Date accessed: 2005-10-08. Date added: 2005-10-08.
- Canadian Culture Online = Culture canadienne en ligne is a digitization funding program of the Department of Canadian Heritage whose specific goal is the creation of more Canadian content on the Internet. Date accessed: 2005-10-08. Date added: 2005-10-08.
Research Alliance (CURA, University of Victoria, British
Columbia). Between 1999-2004 CURA funded community-based projects that often included a digitization component. Date updated: 2005-10-08.
(Information Society Technologies Programme, European
Commission). DIGICULT acts as a clearinghouse for various
European funding programs.
- Digital Libraries
Initiative Phase 2 (National Science Foundation and other
agencies, USA). Established in 1994, DLI is in Phase 2 and
includes collaborative, international research-funded
opportunities. There is also extensive technical information on
- eContent Programme (European
Commission). This funding program runs from 2001 to 2005 and is intended
to increase the amount of digital content from Europe on global networks.
It is part of a larger eEurope initiative. Date added: 2001-12-19.
- eContentPlus Programme (European Commission). This funding program was launched in 2005 and is scheduled to run until 2008. Date accessed: 2007-05-25. Date added: 2007-05-25.
The Electronic Libraries Programme (United Kingdom).
Established ca. 1993, this Web site also contains many useful
articles on the issues surrounding the construction and
maintenance of digital libraries.
- EMC Heritage Trust Project is a program launched in 2007 of the EMC Corporation. The program is " designed to recognize and support digital stewardship of the world’s information heritage—in local communities. ... EMC now seeks people and projects that practice and inspire stewardship locally. The awards consist of cash grants from $5,000 to $15,000." Date accessed: 2007-05-24. Date added: 2007-05-24.
- Institute of Museum and
Library Services (United States) funds digital content
- National Digital Newspaper Program. Washington, D.C.: National Endowment of the Humanities and the Library of Congress, 2004-2007 (Phase 1). This program funds and guides the digitization of historic newspapers for free public access and digital preservation. Date accessed: 2005-10-08. Date added: 2005-10-08.
- Virtual Museum of Canada, Community Memories Program funds digital content production projects for community-based members of the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN). Date accessed: 2005-10-08. Date added: 2005-10-08.
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