November 17, 2014

New from Library and Archives Canada: “Meeting Challenges of the Future: From Reflection to Action”

From Library and Archives Canada: The Deputy Head and Librarian and Archivist of Canada has released an orientation document to complement Shaping our Continuing Memory Collectively: A Representative Documentary Heritage, which was published in 2009. The new document, entitled Meeting Challenges of the Future: From Reflection to Action, will help steer the institution in the […]

Canadian Library Association Posts Update About Upcoming Cuts at Library and Archives Canada

Posted Today on the CLA Web Site: As part of CLA’s ongoing discussions with senior management at Library and Archives Canada, today CLA has received an update on LAC’s plans for implementing the cuts announced in the 2012 federal budget. LAC is working on options for its ILL/Document Delivery service, with location searching no longer […]

New Resource: Library and Archives Canada Launches Portraits Portal

From LAC: Today, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) launches its online Portrait Portal, making available more than nearly 15,000 high-quality digitized images from the national portrait collection. [Clip] The Portrait Portal showcases the largest collection of portraits in the country, which includes works acquired since the 1880s. This collection is comprised of paintings, drawings, prints, […]

105 Jobs Will Be Cut At Library and Archives Canada

UPDATE (May 2, 2012): Canadian Library Association Dismayed by Impact of Budget Cuts on Federal Libraries Over the weekend and for the second time in April we posted about the elimination of a Canadian government program providing public access to the Internet (often via public libraries). Today, news of more cuts and this time the involve […]

Library and Archives Canada Completes Its Crowdsourcing Photography Digitization Pilot Project

From LAC: Library and Archives Canada (LAC) would like to thank those who took part in the digital photography pilot project, Crowdsourcing Digitization. Fifteen people participated in this pilot and provided us with 20,000 images from LAC holdings which have been made available online. [Clip] Although this phase of the project has now ended, LAC […]

New Podcast from Library and Archives Canada Looks at the "Lest We Forget" Project

The second podcast in the LAC “Your History, Your Documentary Heritage” series. From the Program Blurb: In this episode we’ll examine the Lest We Forget project. Since 2001, Library and Archives Canada has been supporting the initiative to connect youth to Canada’s history by making military service files available in person and online. Each year, […]

New and Upcoming Web Resources: The War of 1812 at Library and Archives Canada

From the LAC Web Site: The 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 is a unique opportunity for all Canadians to take pride in our traditions, and our shared history. The Government of Canada recognizes the War of 1812 as a defining moment in the history of our nation and has big plans to commemorate […]

Library and Archives Canada Launches Podcast Series

From LAC: The title of the new podcast series is: Discover Library and Archives Canada: Your History, Your Documentary Heritage Developed and produced by the Resource Discovery Sector at LAC, the series showcases treasures from our vaults and explores topics such as Aboriginal peoples, transportation, immigration, genealogy, government, as well as military and peacekeeping. With […]

Special Libraries: Canada: Human Resources Library Closure Part of Troubling Trend

From the Ottawa Citizen: The announcement that the departmental library at Human Resources and Skills Development Canada will be closed in little more than a year is “a generic problem,” says the member of a group protesting recent cuts and changes to the Library and Archives of Canada. “The federal government is really cutting back […]

Library and Archives Canada: New Digitized Content Available via the Microform Digitization Application

New Online: Commonwealth War Graves Registers, First World War ||| Help Circumstances of Death Registers, First World War ||| Help From the LAC Web Site: Numerous documents belonging to the Library and Archives Canada collection have been copied to microfiche and microfilm. Some items from this collection are being digitized for access over the Internet. […]