The University of Saskatchewan Archives and their six partner institutions have just completed a new website with over 4,000 descriptions and over 50,000 digitized items of archival and published material relating to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples. This sites makes accessible materials about Aboriginal peoples which previously were difficult discover or only available locally. Please join for a webcast launch of:
"Our Legacy" Website (http://scaa.sk.ca/ourlegacy)
June 17, 2008 4 p.m. CST (6 pm EDT)
This demonstration will include:
* Videoconference link from La Ronge, Ile-a-la-Crosse and Saskatoon sites
* Content overview: archival and published, artifacts, media
* Demonstration of faceted navigation
* Special features: exhibits, maps, and slideshows
Organizers welcome your comments and feedback and are interested in exploring how your organization might use this site for research and teaching. They are planning to expand this site and would welcome your participation and new partnerships from across the country.
In the spirit of trying new things, being risk takers, and learning together, organizers will be piloting the streaming of the videoconference to the web via two different webcast options.
1.. For information about connecting the webcast, please see http://scaa.sk.ca/ourlegacy/demo
2.. IMPORTANT: Please be sure to test out your connection at least 24 hours in advance.
3.. Participation is limited so please RSVP to Darlene.Fichter@usask.ca .
If you are unable to attend the webcast for [whatever reason J] on June 17, we will be posting an archived version for later viewing on the "Our Legacy" site.
Organizers gratefully acknowledge funding from the Department of Heritage, Library and Archives Canada, the Canadian Council of Archives, and the Saskatchewan Provincial Library (Ministry of Education) which enabled this project.
Please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone you think would be interested in this new resource.
Invitation to "Our Legacy" Aboriginal web site virtual launch Tuesday, June 17
Mon, Jun 16, 2008
National Aboriginal Day is a day for all Canadians to celebrate the contributions of Aboriginal peoples, and events are held in every region across the country. In advance of your local celebrations, we would like to invite you to the launch of new website that helps Canadians learn more about Aboriginal peoples.