November 27, 2020

Digitizing Canada’s Heritage Job 1 for New Chief Librarian, Leslie Weir Became New Library and Archivist of Canada on Friday

From CBC:

Canada’s new chief librarian and archivist says her profession’s biggest challenge remains meeting the digital demands of the next generation of library patrons, and that could mean collecting tweets and emails alongside those historical books, maps and photographs.

Leslie Weir, who took over as Library and Archivist of Canada on Friday, told CBC’s Ottawa Morning that in 2000, many were predicting the demise of libraries amid the increasing digitization of books and information. The technology never slowed, yet now, nearly two decades later, libraries are still around.

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See Also: Leslie Weir’s Official Library and Archives of Canada Bio

See Also: Leslie Weir Appointed Librarian and Archivist of Canada (May 27, 2019)

See Also: Leslie Weir: From the University of Ottawa’s Librarian to Canada’s (June 6, 2019)

See Also: Construction Begins on Library and Archives Canada’s New preservation facility (August 12, 2019)

See Also: Library and Archives Canada: Three-Year Plan 2019- 2022

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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