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  • Z39.50 (ANSI Z39.50)

    Z39.50 is a client-server protocol for searching and retrieving information from remote computer databases.

    A Z39.50 search works as follows:
    A user enters a search request on a Z39.50 client, with the interface and search commands that they are accustomed to using on that system.

    The "client" sends the search request to an information "server", which performs the search across one or more databases. The databases could be in different locations, on a variety of platforms and user interfaces.

    The "server" returns the results of the search to the client, in the client's own format. The user sees the search results appear within the interface of the local system they are accustomed to.

    Z39.50 is an ISO standard, ISO23950. It is more widely used in the library community than in museum applications.

    CIMI (Consortium for Interchange of Museum Information) developed a Z39.50 profile specifically for cultural heritage data. The CIMI Z39.50 profile is available in English only at:

    There are now attempts underway to update Z39.50 for the internet environment.

  • A Survey of Digital Cultural Heritage Initiatives and Their Sustainability Concerns

    From the Web site / du site W3 : "In 2002, CLIR commissioned a survey of North American-based digital cultural heritage initiatives (DCHIs). The purpose of the survey was to identify the scope, financing, organizational structure, and sustainability of DCHIs. To gain a funder's perspective on these initiatives, the survey also included a few public and private funding organizations that support projects with a digital cultural heritage component. The survey was a preliminary step in a larger effort aimed at developing recommendations for a coordinated strategy to sustain and strengthen digital cultural heritage initiatives and their by-products.

    Survey results and recommendations are in this report."

    Available for purchase, or online in full text or PDF.

  • ICOMOS Canada

    Du site W3 : "ICOMOS Canada est le comité national du Conseil international des monuments et des sites. À ce titre, il est le point focal des échanges entre spécialistes internationaux dans le domaine de la ressources culturelles au Canada et des échanges d'information et d'expertise dans le domaine de la conservation à l'échelle mondiale."

  • MuseumNet

    From the Web site: "This website is an information resource for people with an interest in museums. Whether you're an academic conducting research, a school contemplating an educational visit, or just looking for a good day out, this site is here to help."

  • British Columbia History Digitization Program

    In September 2006 the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia announced the BC History Digitization Program. The focus of the program is to promote increased access to British Columbia's historical resources, including providing matching funds to undertake digitization projects that will result in free online access to our unique provincial historical material... For the 2008 fiscal year the BC History Digitization Program will provide approximately $200,000 in three funding request categories [$1,000-$4,999, $5,000-$9,999, $10,000-$15,000].

  • About CHIN - 2005-2006 Year in Perspective | About CHIN

    The 2005-2006 Annual Review of the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) reports its key activities and projects across Canada which fulfilled the organization's priorities for this year.

  • Enquête canadienne sur le don, le bénévolat et la participation

    L’Enquête canadienne sur le don, le bénévolat et la participation (ECDBP) est l’étude la plus complète des contributions des Canadiens en temps et en argent au profit des organismes sans but lucratif, des organismes de bienfaisance et des uns et des autres.

  • Developing Intellectual Property Policies - A How-to Guide for Museums

    A guide intended for museums and museum professionals that offers information about intellectual property policies, and addresses issues related to copyright, trademark, patent and trade secrets.

  • Société du droit de reproduction des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs au Canada (SODRAC)

    From the web site: "SODRAC was founded in 1985 on the initiative of songwriters and composers in order to manage the reproduction rights of authors, composers and publishers of musical works. In September 1997, a new department was created specifically to manage the rights of creators of artistic works."

  • Museum Handbook (Parts I-III)

    From the Web site / du site W3 : "It is a reference guide on how to manage, preserve, document, access and use museum collections.<BR>There are three parts to the NPS Museum Handbook:<BR>Part I, Museum Collections<BR>Part II, Museum Records<BR>Part III, Museum Collections Use."