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Digital Library North Demonstrations To Be Held In All ISR Communities

Bessie Kuptana sitting surrounded by four young children from Paulatuk.

Members of the Digital Library North research team will be travelling to all Inuvialuit Settlement Region communities over the next two weeks to provide community members with the opportunity to view the digital library before it is publicly released online.

Digital Library North is a collaborative project between Inuvialuit Cultural Resource Centre (ICRC) and researchers and librarians from the University of Alberta. The library contains a sample of ICRC's resources including: language lessons in three Inuvialuktun dialects, books in the three dialects, photo collections, videos, and audio files.

Here are the dates, times, and locations of when the research team will be in your community:


Date: Wednesday, May 17
Time: 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Youth Centre


Date: Tuesday, May 23
Time: 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Community Corporation


Date: Thursday, May 18
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Council Chambers

Sachs Harbour

Date: Wednesday, May 24
Time: 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Community Corporation


Date: Friday, May 19
Time: 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Kitti Hall


Date: Friday, May 26
Time: 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Location: ICRC


NOTE: The digital library that will be shown during these community visits is not accessible online. A small amount of work remains before the website can be launched. Once IRC has the specific date, an announcement will be made.

About Digital Library North

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.

The Digital Library North team is composed of researchers, collaborators and students at the University of Alberta and Inuvialuit Cultural Resource Centre (ICRC).

Learn More About Digital Library North