Our goal.

This four-year grant-funded project will oversee the development and launch of a digital library infrastructure for the Inuvialuit Settlement Region and Canada's north.

Project Summary.

In Canada’s North access to information has been limited by the lack of high speed communications infrastructure and relevant digital information sources. With recently announced projects designed to improve connectivity in the Mackenzie Valley and the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR), the development of a digital library to support digital content delivery within this region is becoming more practical and pressing.

The objective of the Digital Library North project is to create a digital library infrastructure to address the information needs in Canada’s northern regions.

Target Communities

The Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR)

DLR, CC-BY 3.0 [CC-BY-3.0-de (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/de/deed.en)], via Wikimedia Commons

Research and development objectives

MacFarlane Collection, cat. no. E2167, http://www.inuvialuitlivinghistory.ca/collection

Ethnography, data collection and analytical approaches

Flag of Inuvik First Nations, source: By Xasartha (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Social and scholarly contributions