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 (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, you only need to be logged into a GOG Account... Clicking on the "Get Involved" section of the Navigation Bar above will 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 to potentially help get it on GOG. 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 above.
Do I also need to approach Activision?
No... When games get high enough on GOG's Community Wishlist via votes, GOG reach out to the developer or publisher themselves in order to discuss the possibility of including the game as part of their service. There's no need for us to be sending emails, petitions or anything similar to Activision, as it will only complicate things.
Digitization? Isn't Preservation or Distribution a better word?
While it's true that Digitization is the act of converting 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... 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've already fallen for the word I currently have.