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University of Saskatchewan
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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7N 5A4

Digital Projects

Our Legacy - kinan.skomitini: archival resource materials relating to First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples from several Saskatchewan archives

iPortal: indigenous studies research tool: led the early development of the iportal including formation of the team, alpha site, investigative methods such as contextual inquiry, user screnarios, cognitive walkthrough, and usability testing.

Saskatchewan News Index is 99% complete in the fall of 2000 with almost all volumes of the main print indexes of Saskatchewan daily newspapers from 1883 to the 1998 in digital form.

Canadian Directory of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Collections was a joint project of the Library and Information Needs of Native People's Interest Group of the Canadian Library Association, the Departmental Library of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada in cooperation with University of Saskatchewan Libraries. The project took place circa 1998 and the directory was updated periodically and eventually takend down in mid 2010"s.

Directory of Special Collectons of Research Value / Répertoire des collections spécialisées utiles à la recherche dans les bibliothèques canadiennes is one of the first digital collections created using a web database. This early digital project has now been updated and moved to Library and Archives Canada.

Herstory Une Exposition / An Exposition is a popular site and was created in 1996. Herstory won the University of Saskatchewan People's Choice Award, May 1998.

Northwest Resistance 1885 contains a number of manuscirpts and broadsides from the 1880's.

Saskatchewan News Index - The Top 100 Stories in Saskatchewan's History. This is an extensive multi-phase, mulit-index project that has been ongoing since 1992. Over 500,000 records have been digitzied. The index covers stories from 1883 to 2000.

Resources for Aboriginal Studies includes full text native law cases project and databases of materials related to native studies including archival manuscripts and photographs. This material is now available from the Our Legacy web site.