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We are grateful to Industry Canada for supporting four National Library of Canada digitization projects within the framework of its SchoolNet Digital Collections Program during the summer of 1997. I am especially grateful to Industry Canada for the opportunity to bring Incunabula, Hebraica & Judaica to the web.

The following people, all colleagues at the National Library, have contributed their expertise to this project. To each I am indebted:

Lyne Edmonds, User Computing Support Officer; Todd Liko, Network Information Services Analyst; Pierre Ostiguy, Manager, Editorial Services , Monographs; Denise Pellerin, Secretary, Information Resource Management; Paula Tozer, Manager of Electronic Products and Services; and, Margo Wiper, Director, Marketing and Publishing

I would like to acknowledge with thanks the long and difficult months worked by Doug Hodges, Database and Policy Planning Officer, and Jacqueline Cossette, Information Analyst, to bring these projects to the point where digitization may procede.

I am most fortunate that three outstanding students from Yitzhak Rabin High School, Ottawa, have formed the digitization team. Their intelligence, reliability and geniality have made my own job that much easier: Bram Bregman, Team Leader; Moshe Minywab; and, Jonah Rabinovitch.

Brad Hill, Librarian and Fellow in Hebrew Bibliography at Oxford University, was the curator of the Jacob M. Lowy Collection from 1979 to 1989 and author of Incunabula, Hebraica & Judaica. To Brad I owe a special thanks for the decade of labour on behalf of the Collection, and who, from his office in Oxford, continues to share his expertise.

Finally, to Mary Jane Starr, Director General of Research and Information Services, this is an opportunity to express my thanks for support given and insight shared from the beginning.

Cheryl Jaffee,
Project Leader
Curator, Jacob M. Lowy Collection
Ottawa, 1997

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