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July 2019 Document imaging solutions centre in action

The form displayed was completed in 1915.

Attestation paper

Attestation papers, are Canadian Expeditionary Force personnel records from the first World War. The form displayed was completed in 1915 by Frederick G. Banting, who later co-discovered insulin. Credit: Library and Archives Canada.

Do you have a collection that needs to be digitized and preserved? Contact Public Services and Procurement Canada’s (PSPC’s) Document Imaging Solutions Centre (DISC).

In support of efforts by Library and Archives Canada (LAC) to ensure the long-term preservation of fragile paper documents from the first World War, DISC digitized over 2.5 million pages between January 2014 and March 2015.

This 100-year-old collection of documents is of tremendous historical value to Canada and served as the pivotal source of information for a number of initiatives related to the first World War. This includes LAC’s 100 Stories: Canadians in the first World War, an online memorial featuring the stories of 100 people who personally experienced the great war.

The centre takes pride in working with archival documents. DISC ensures that the historical value is kept intact at every step of the digitization process and caters to any document quality by keeping them in certain environments, maintaining light sensitivity, and much more.

With their knowledge and expertise in working with historical documents, don’t hesitate to contact DISC now and in the future.

July 2018 "What can we scan?" Series – Micrographics

Did you know that the Document Imaging Solutions Centre can perform multiple services on a wide array of products, including microfiche, microfilm and aperture card?

What are they?

Microfiche is a sheet of film, usually the size of a filing card, on which books, newspapers, documents, etc., can be recorded in miniaturized form. Microfilm is the same concept, but is a strip of film of standard width. An aperture card is a punch card with a microfilm mounted on it.



Aperture card
Aperture card

Pros of having micrographics

Cons of having micrographics

At the Document Imaging Solutions Centre, we recommend that you scan any micrographic documents to maintain a digital copy before they deteriorate. By having a digitized version, the document is much easier to use, preserve, and can be accessed by others. You can both keep your physical copies for archival purposes and work on the digital copies on a daily basis or you can choose to destroy the physical copies and only keep the digital one.

If you have a micrographic collection that you wish to digitize, or for any other questions about our services, please contact us.

May 2018 The Document Imaging Solutions Centre is taking on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

The Document Imaging Solutions Centre (DISC) takes great pride in their recently completed project— the team will provide Canadians with access to an additional 12 translated languages to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms!

Interesting facts
Interesting facts

Interesting facts

  • the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms was first introduced within Canada’s Constitution Act on April 17, 1982. The Charter represents a set of principles which protects Canadians’ political and human rights
  • Library and Archives Canada, located in Ottawa, is the only location where the Charter may be consulted. However, anyone can order a paper copy of the Charter by completing the Human rights program order form
  • the Charter is currently translated in over 21 languages

Document imaging solutions centre’s exciting project

Image of the Document Imaging Solutions Centre.

Document Imaging Solutions Centre.

The Document Imaging Solutions Centre is developing the first digital copies of the additional 12 languages of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms! These online copies will become available on the Publishing and Depository Services website at Government of Canada publications.

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is designed to build a stronger and more unified Canada. The Document Imaging Solutions Centre encourages all to seek their rights within the Charter. After all, whether you are a Canadian, a permanent resident, or a newcomer, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms applies to you!

Stay tuned for more news on the Document Imaging Solutions Centre and on their upcoming digitization projects.

April 2018 Happy anniversary to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Image of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms document.
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms document.

On April 17 1982, Queen Elizabeth II of Canada signed the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. This constitutional document outlines the set of political and civil rights that Canadians are entitled to.

Today marks the 36th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which is a document that not only ensures Canadians’ rights, but that symbolizes Canadian identity. Canada is known as a model for diversity and inclusion, and this document ensures just that—the Charter protects the rights of Canadians of all backgrounds and walks of life.

The Document Imaging Solutions Centre is honored to take on the digitization of this revolutionary document. The team looks forward to sharing more updates on future projects.

April 2018 New ISO 9001:2015 certification for the Imaging and Receiver General Operations Directorate (IRGOD)

The Imaging and Receiver General Operations Directorate (IRGOD) is proud to announce that the Information Management division in Matane now answers to the ISO 9001:2015 standard!

This new certification is to conform to the best practices of the market in quality management.

Do you know why the ISO 9001:2015 standard benefits our partners?

It gives you the assurance that:

Contact our team and learn how we can help you make your organization reach its goals!

November 2017 Discover the Document Imaging Solutions Centre

Did you know that, since 2002, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) has been providing a unique service to the Government of Canada that uses the latest technology for digitizing information resources? The department’s Document Imaging Solutions Centre is helping bring the federal government into the modern times of digital records.

From their offices in Matane, Gatineau, Quebec, and Winnipeg, the centre’s employees go above and beyond to allow departments to store and file their images and other data. This process is carried out in accordance with departmental requirements relating to record retention timelines and the disposal of records at the end of their life cycle.

If you are buried in records

Contact the Document Imaging Solutions Centre Director Bruce Covington at 873-469-4073. The dynamic and professional team can help you develop a customized work plan to meet your document imaging needs and much more.

Visit the Document Imaging Solutions Centre's new website for more information about how it works, the services it provides and its contact information.

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