La fondation Héritage Canada, fondée en 1973 en tant que fiducie nationale du Canadapar le gouvernement du Canada, est une association nationale enregistrée comme organisme de bienfaisance.<BR>Les lieux historiques du Canada témoignent de ce que nous sommes et d’où nous venons. La conservation et la remise en état des bâtiments du patrimoine et des lieux historiques au Canada créent des avantages économiques, environnementaux et culturels ainsi qu’un sentiment d’identité et de collectivité.
From the Web site: "The International Council of Museums (ICOM) is dedicated to the development of museums and the museum profession, and operates globally for the preservation of cultural heritage. Committed to the promotion and facilitation of professional cooperation, ICOM is a worldwide network for museum professionals of all disciplines and specialisations."
The Canadian Archaeological Association (CAA) was founded in 1968. Membership includes professional, avocational and student archaeologists, as well as individuals of the general public of any country, who are interested in furthering the objectives of the Association. The objectives of the CAA are as follows: To promote the increase and the dissemination of archaeological knowledge in Canada; To promote active discourse and cooperation among archaeological societies and agencies and encourage archaeological research and conservation efforts; To foster cooperative endeavours with aboriginal groups and agencies concerned with First Peoples' heritage of Canada; To serve as the national association capable of promoting activities advantageous to archaeology and discouraging activities detrimental to archaeology; To publish archaeological literature, and; To stimulate the interest of the general public in archaeology.
This guide developed by the Réseau Info-Muse of the Société des musées québécois (SMQ) includes a description of museum processes such as acquisition, loans in and out, and deaccessioning, and the fields required to document these processes. Includes fields for documentation of photographic reproductions, digital images, and rights. Available in French only. This document is currently out of print, but it may be available through a library or bookstore.
Contributing members of the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) may add records to Artefacts Canada or update them.
The Gateway to Educational Materials is a large U.S. initiative with the goal of providing Internet access to educational materials. GEM has created a metadata element set, based on Dublin Core, with the addition of education-specific elements. Although not billed as a "standard", the GEM Element Set has been widely used; the metadata elements used in CHIN's Learning With Museums were based largely on the GEM Element Set. Available in English only.
Based on the Parks Canada Classification System, which is itself based on Chenhall's Revised Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging. This system is the fruit of collaboration between Parks Canada, the Musée de la civilisation and the Société des musées québécois. The definitions of terms are drawn mainly from the Parks Canada Classification system.
Like the Parks and Nomenclature systems, the Info-Muse classification groups objects by their original function. Hierarchical organization by Category and Sub-Category. This classification system is appropriate for use in the Category and Sub-category fields of Artefacts Canada: Humanities database.
Available in English and French.
(Page 1) This document will examine methods for preventing as well as detecting and cleaning errors in primary biological collections databases. It discusses guidelines, methodologies and tools that can assist museums and herbaria to follow best practice in digitising, documenting and validating information. But first, it will set out a set of simple principles that should be followed in any data cleaning exercises.
From the Web site: "Sa caractéristique principale est de permettre l'accès direct au plus profond d'un site à l'information recherchée (qui n'a pas déjà perdu patience dans la recherche laborieuse d'une information annoncée dans un site)."
The Museums Assistance Program (MAP) supports heritage institutions and workers in the preservation and presentation of heritage collections. MAP provides financial assistance to Canadian museums and related institutions for activities that:
- facilitate Canadians’ access to our heritage;
- foster the preservation of Canada’s cultural heritage, including the preservation of representative collections of Aboriginal cultural heritage; and
- foster professional knowledge, skills and practices related to key museum functions.
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