Skip to content Skip to main menu Skip to utility menu
Library and Archives Canada

LAC Consultations on Enriching Its Library Collections

November 17, 2018

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) this week invited Canadians to share their “ideas on how we can continue building the national library collection and ensure a wide range of creative Canadian voices are represented by our holdings.”

The questions being asked by LAC:

  • What subject areas do you feel must be well represented in the library collections?
  • Should LAC start accepting only electronic versions of books and music instead of physical copies?
  • What published items do you feel best reflect the Canadian identity?
  • What sorts of new media and technologies (e.g. video games, social media posts, web content etc.) do you think deserve a spot in the national collection?

Share your thoughts: Enriching LAC’s library collections

Purpose of Consultation

The purpose of this consultation is to help Library and Archives Canada (LAC) continue to build the best collection of Canadian published material. With your innovative ideas, LAC can continue strengthening the national collections for today and for the future.

Why?

Canada’s collection of published heritage is a national treasure. By engaging directly with researchers, publishers, librarians and all Canadians, LAC will be able consider all voices as we revise our policies.

How?

Key questions for discussion

  • What subject areas do you feel must be well represented in the library collections?
  • Should LAC start accepting only electronic versions of books and music instead of physical copies?
  • What published items do you feel best reflect the Canadian identity?
  • What sorts of new media and technologies (e.g. video games, social media posts, web content etc.) do you think deserve a spot in the national collection?

Related resources

Contact us
Published Heritage Branch
Library and Archives Canada
550 de la Cité Boulevard
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0N4
Email: bac.consultations.lac@canada.ca

(Via Library and Archives Canada)

Share

Leave a comment