Research & Publications

Fostering Digitization Initiatives in Saskatchewan: A Discussion Paper / The Digitization Working Group, April 2003

The paper proposed that interested institutions form a strategic alliance to:

  • share information about their individual digitization initiatives;
  • discuss issues related to digitization projects -- digital rights management issues, metadata standards, hardware, software, and product design;
  • develop a body of expertise, best practices, and standards;
  • share two resource people who can become advisors on digitization;
  • investigate joint licensing of digitization software/hardware;
  • establish a funding pool for digitization projects; and
  • represent the digitization interests of participants to vendors, potential funding sources, and government.

Digitization in Saskatchewan and Critical Issues in its Continuing Development Report of the Digitization Inventory Project / Commissioned by the Multitype Library Board, Saskatchewan Provincial Library, Saskatchewan Learning (by Tanya Rogoschewsky, MLIS Intern)


Additional Resources
Bindle, D. (2010). Saskatchewan Digital Alliance and the creation of the Saskatchewan War Experience digital collection: An inter-institutional collaboration [PowerPoint]. Retrieved from

Doi, C. (2015). Local music collections: Strategies for digital access, presentation, and preservation-a case study. DOI:10.1080/13614533.2015.1022663

Harkema, C. (2014). A site for scholarly primitives: Exploring the digital library interface. The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society: Annual Review, Vol 10.

Harkema, C. & Nygren, C. (2012). Historypin for library image collections: New modes of access for unique materials at the University of Saskatchewan Library. Retrieved from

Harkema, C.M. & Avery, C. (2015). Milne en masse: A case study in digitizing large image collections. DOI:10.1080/13614533.2015.1034806

Vajcner, M. (2012). Saskatchewan's visual arts: Developing a contextualized digital collection. Retrieved from

Vajcner, M. (2013). The University of Regina's use of digitization as an access tool. Retrieved from