May 18, 2022

National Libraries: Library and Archives Canada Publishes Three-Year Plan (Roadmap) 2016-2019

Released today by Library and Archives Canada (LAC) in Ottawa.

From the Introduction of the Plan by Dr. Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada:

…LAC developed this three-year plan as a roadmap for its activities until 2019. The plan is based on consultations with clients, partners and employees. From June to December 2015 we obtained feedback from our most active clients during a consultation meeting and four focus groups; we held five employee consultation sessions; we conducted a survey of website users; and we held a formal consultation session with our Stakeholders Forum—the 12 Canadian professional associations with which we have close relationships. Furthermore, our plan is based on a careful examination of the major current trends resulting from the rapid changes that are occurring in our environment. Finally, the three-year plan sets out what LAC will accomplish in the coming years to meet the expectations of Canadians as effectively and inclusively as possible.

Commitments and the Expected Results Discussed in Plan

  • Fully dedicated to serving all its clients
    • Improved access
    • Effective tools
  • At the leading edge of archival and library science and new technologies
    • Enhanced skills and expertise
    • State-of-the-art infrastructure
  • Proactively engaged in national and international networks
    • Active collaboration
  • Greater public visibility
    • Showcasing the collection

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Library and Archives Canada Three-Year Plan 2016-2019

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