SDA

The Saskatchewan Digital Alliance (SDA) is a group established by the Multitype Library Board to facilitate greater digitization of libraries, archive and other organizations resources and collections in the province. Our vision is to develop a locus of knowledge and support that enables the public to find, locate, and utilize Saskatchewan knowledge and information created through co-operative Saskatchewan digitization initiatives.

Mandate
The Saskatchewan Digital Alliance (SDA) is a cross- sector, co-operative body that exists to promote and facilitate the development of digital collections in Saskatchewan.

It is inspired by the Multitype Library Board's strategic directions, specifically to: expand access to content, including digitized information; broaden Multitype partnerships; and, build capacity of the partners.

Goals

  1. Improve the quality and visibility of digital collections in Saskatchewan, especially those with Saskatchewan content;
  2. Encourage collaboration and cooperation and facilitate communication among information sectors such as libraries, archives, museums and other institutions that create and/or preserve cultural content;
  3. Encourage province-wide metadata standardization, a pre-condition for cross-collection searching; and, Identify common areas of interest for digitization projects for the purpose of collaboration.

Current Committee Members

  • Mark Vajcner (Chair), University of Regina
  • David Bindle, University of Saskatchewan
  • Curt Campbell, Saskatchewan Archives Board
  • Dorothea Funk, Saskatoon Public Library
  • Craig Harkema, University of Saskatchewan
  • Dan Holbrow, Museums Association of Saskatchewan
  • Donald Johnson, Saskatchewan Archives Board
  • Pat Kolesar, Saskatchewan Legislative Library
  • Tim Hutchinson, University of Saskatchewan
  • Rob Zylstra, Saskatchewan Information & Library Services Consortium (SILS)
  • Secretariat: Regan Gunningham, Barbara Bulat, PLLO