What is "The Digitization Of Sierra Classics Initiative"?
"The Digitization Of Sierra Classics Initiative" (TDOSCI) is a movement with the goal of bringing Sierra Classics which are currently only obtainable for anything up to three-figure amounts via sites such as eBay to GOG.com, a digital distribution platform service primarily focused on bringing DRM-free classic and indie games to consumers for affordable prices. The recipient of this movement is ActiVision Blizzard (who now own and manage Sierra and their catalogue) via GOG's Community Wishlist feature, allowing their members to vote on games they wish to be added to the service.
How can I get involved with TDOSCI?
It's extremely easy to get involved with TDOSCI. The only prerequisites you need to get involved and help out is having a GOG Account, which you can easily create for free if you don't have one, and to be logged into it. Clicking on the "Get Involved" section of the Navigation Bar should take you to a list of Classic Sierra Games which aren't yet on GOG, simply click each game's box art to go to it's GOG Wishlist and click on the vote button. Another way you can get involved is by sharing this site with other Sierra Fans on Social Media (such as Twitter or Facebook), which can also be done from the Navigation Bar at the top of this page.
Do I also need to approach ActiVision Blizzard?
No... When games get high enough on GOG's Community Wishlist via votes, they reach out to the developer or publisher themselves in order to discuss the possibility of getting the highly-voted game part of their service. There's no need for us to be sending emails, petitions or anything similar to ActiVision Blizzard, it will only complicate things.
Digitization? Isn't Preservation or Distribution a better word?
While it's true that Digitization is the act of taking text, pictures, or sound into a digital form that can be processed by a computer, I'm using this more in the loose sense of the word, let me explain... Everything Sierra created already was digital, the term Digitization here refers to taking the contents of a boxed Sierra Game not available on a digital platform such as GOG, and bringing it's physical object (the floppy disk or CD) into the digital world of GOG where anyone can buy it for an affordable price. While Preservation or Distribution might be better words... I think I've already fell for the word I already have.