Monday, 23 June 2008

More Service Improvements at LAC

In addition to the announcement of extended hours of operation, effective 7 July, now officially announced, there were other service improvements pointed out at Friday's Library and Archives Canada Services Advisory Board meeting.

All publicly accessible computers in the building now offer full service, not either access to catalogues or Internet access as previously.

You can now capture images from all LAC computer-linked microfilm readers using a USB drive. The cost is 20c per frame, as for hard copy, but that price is under review.

There is now free access to ancestry.ca from computers in the Canadian Genealogy Centre (and perhaps elsewhere in the building). When I tried the system last Friday the password was not being entered automatically; you had to ask at the consultation desk to be logged in.

The new microfilm/microfiche reader-printers are installed in the microform reading room on the third floor. They were not being assigned when I visited last Friday, but I was assured by managers they are supposed to be available.

1 comment:

WJM said...

You can now capture images from all LAC computer-linked microfilm readers using a USB drive. The cost is 20c per frame, as for hard copy, but that price is under review.

As it should be!!!!!

What on earth could be the justification for such an extortionate rate — OR ANY CHARGE AT ALL?!?!?!