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From: Paul Lima <paul_lima>
Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2002
Celebrating 30 years of innovation in the use of information
technologies, the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) is
dedicating its new Web site to the development of skills for the
creation and management of digital content. The revamped CHIN site,
to be launched on May 1st, will maintain its current address,

CHIN is not only renewing its services to help heritage institutions
reach wider audiences, it is also simplifying access to its online
resources.  A user name and password will no longer be required to
access the specialized information available at
<URL:>. All of the new and current resources
will be available free of charge, even if you are not a CHIN / VMC
member.  With improved navigation tools and the addition of a
site-wide search engine, it will become much easier to explore these

The new CHIN Web site will feature sections dedicated to Creating
and Managing Digital Content, Intellectual Property, Collections
Management, and more.  Current training tools, online publications,
directories and databases, all designed to meet the needs of both
small and large institutions, will continue to be nurtured.
Information on topics such as careers, funding and conferences will
also remain accessible and up-to-date.

CHIN, an agency within the Department of Canadian Heritage, has been
helping Canadian museums capitalize on emerging information
technologies since 1972. Most recently, in partnership with hundreds
of Canadian museums and several corporate sponsors, CHIN spearheaded
the creation of an online gateway to the innovative multimedia
content created nationwide by heritage institutions.  In its first
ten months, the Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC) at
<URL:> has attracted more than 2 million
visitors from 140 countries.

For more information on CHIN and its 30 years of service in the
Canadian and international heritage communities, as well as regular
updates on the May 1st launch, please consult

    Guy-Marc Dumais, Marketing Manager, Professional Programs
    Paul Lima, Liaison and Marketing Coordinator
    Canadian Heritage Information Network
    819-994-1200 or
    1-800-520-2446 (from Canada and the U.S.)
    service [at] chin__gc__ca

Paul Lima
Liaison and Marketing Coordinator

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