The following is an announcement from Library and Archives Canada.
Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to announce that the Rare Book Collection has been successfully moved from 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, to the Preservation Centre in Gatineau. This decision ensures that this important collection is safe-guarded in optimum preservation conditions for the enjoyment of present and future generations of Canadians.
The move was completed ahead of schedule in two phases with minimal interruption to the public. The integrity of the collection was ensured at all times by staff members, who participated in all aspects of the move.
Items from the Rare Book Collection remain accessible to Canadians under the same consultation guidelines. Items too fragile for shipment must be consulted on-site at LAC's Preservation Centre at 625 du Carrefour Blvd., Gatineau, Quebec.
For more information on consulting and borrowing material, please visit the following web page at: www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/the-public/005-3000-e.html.
Comment: Preservation is just one of LAC's remits. What is LAC doing to improve accessibility as well as preservation? Are they to be digitized?