Wednesday, 21 April 2010

LAC's new look

The following is from Library and Archives Canada:

"Our organization is moving forward on several fronts, including on line. The homepage of Library and Archives Canada's web site has a new look that enhances the way we present our information. These modifications will make our rich and varied collections more accessible to our users. More changes are coming in the near future, including:

  • The Power of the Communities: A resource guide to provide contact information for archives, libraries and schools across Canada will be available on May 31, 2010.
  • The Librarian and Archivist of Canada's newsletter: This new publication will report on our activities in acquisitions, collections management and resource discovery and will include a calendar of events. The e-newsletter will be available in June 2010.

We welcome your feedback. Please send any comments or suggestions regarding these changes to webservices@lac-bac.gc.ca."

Comment: I'd call for three cheers for the website improvements, but they don't warrant more than one. There is a rearrangement and more access including through the "Discover more ..." link. The entry for newspapers was previously totally obscure. Three cheers will be warranted when LAC provides some substance arising from the digitization initiative that they claim is their priority but has delivered precious little of late.

If I'm overlooking something by way of new digitized content will someone from LAC please let us know what resources LAC is devoting to digitization and what we are getting for it?


1 comment:

Petman said...

I read through their and came away feeling that I was reading bureaucratic double speak.