kudos to the peeps at civicaccess.ca for circulating this in their mailing list!
Arising from a 2006 National Summit on the future of digital content and the public/private infrastructures needed to support it, Library and Archives Canada has released the Canadian Digital Information Strategy for public commentary. The strategy is extremely interesting and full of insights regarding canada’s digital situation/future! Available for download here, they’re inviting comments and suggestions, please forward your thoughts* and engage in this debate! The resolutions generated here could have a HUGE impact on canada’s performance in r&d and innovation.
The Canadian Digital Information Strategy is currently issued in draft form for comment by any interested person or organization. Please note that comments are due by Nov 23, 2007.
Digital information and networked technologies are key drivers of economic growth and social well-being in the 21st century. It is clear that the nations that nurture their digital information assets and infrastructure will prosper; those that do not will fall behind. Canada must act quickly and decisively. We must ensure that the needs of all Canadians-private citizens, scientists, creators, industry, students, and workers-are met. We must also make certain that the fundamental values of our nation, such as bilingualism, multiculturalism, inclusiveness, and equity, are reflected in the digital realm. This can only be accomplished with a strategic approach; one that is highly coordinated and involves all of those engaged in the creation, preservation and dissemination of digital information.
* We welcome your comments on the Canadian Digital Information Strategy by Nov 23, 2007. Your feedback will be used to finalize the strategy.
To guide your response, we would ask you to consider the following questions:
- Do you agree with the overall vision, scope and challenges outlined in the strategy?
- Are the objectives and actions set out in Part II the right ones? Which do you view as the most important or pressing?
- What do you consider to be the critical next steps to advance the strategy? What role can you or your community play?
Unless specified otherwise, we will assume that submissions to this consultation are not made in confidence and that we may reproduce and publish the submissions in whole or in part in any form.
By online form
Canadian Digital Information Strategy
Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa ON K1A 0N4