Digital Publications: New Partnership Between Library and Archives Canada and Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec
November 24, 2015
November 24, 2015—Gatineau, QC
Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) are pleased to announce a new agreement concerning digital publications from Quebec publishing companies.
As a result of the partnership, publishers who deposit their publications in the ANEL-De Marque Digital Book Repository will be able to authorize BAnQ to transmit them to LAC. Up to 10,000 digital publications could be added to Canada’s documentary heritage through this initiative in the next two years.
Guy Berthiaume, the Librarian and Archivist of Canada, feels this collaboration is very much in keeping with LAC’s core objectives: “This agreement reflects LAC’s commitment to forge more partnerships with other memory institutions in order to meet the many complex challenges of the digital era.”
Christiane Barbe, the President and CEO of BAnQ, was also very pleased with the agreement reached between the two organizations: “By making it easier for publishers to deposit their digital publications, we are providing a more effective way to protect and value our documentary heritage.”
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Library and Archives Canada
Media Relations Officer
Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec
514 873-1101, extension 3199
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About Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ)
As Quebec’s largest cultural institution by virtue of its engagement and the diversity of its missions, and as a key player of the knowledge society, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) has a mandate to democratize access to culture and knowledge. It is also provides services as a major public library, and carries out its activities in 12 facilities which are open to the public: the Grande Bibliothèque, BAnQ Vieux-Montréal and BAnQ Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie in Montreal, BAnQ Gaspé, BAnQ Gatineau, BAnQ Québec, BAnQ Rimouski, BAnQ Rouyn-Noranda, BAnQ Saguenay, BAnQ Sept-Îles, BAnQ Sherbrooke, and BAnQ Trois-Rivières.