Library and Archives Canada & National Film Board Agree to Intensify Efforts to Showcase Heritage
The digital collection provided by Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is expanding its collection of media assets that document Canada’s audiovisual heritage.
LAC has just formalized and extended its agreement with the National Film Board to increase efforts to showcase that heritage in both virtual and physical formats.
The organizations have signed a three year Memorandum of Agreement, with options for further extension.
Library and Archives Canada has also released a new video series showing what it means to acquire, preserve and make Canada’s documentary heritage available to the public.
The NFB and LAC have agreed to intensify their efforts to showcase heritage, in both virtual and physical formats.
The focus of the partnership will be on educational resources.
Although the NFB currently offers a wide range of resources in its “Campus” section, the LAC-NFB memorandum of understanding (MOU) seeks to increase the amount of material, in a broader range of formats, made available to Canadians.
The MOU is a three-year agreement, with a possibility to extend or modify it.
- The first project to result from this new collaboration is already online: a comprehensive playlist of films, an educator’s guide, and fact sheets on each of Canada’s 22 prime ministers.
- Over 8 million Canadian students and their teachers have more access than ever to award-winning Canadian content through the NFB’s new online resource, CAMPUS.
- The educator’s guide on Canada’s prime ministers includes the first page of the draft of the British North America Act, by John A. Macdonald.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.