Thursday, 24 November 2011

LAC has a blog

Following hard on the heels of a new Government of Canada Web 2.0 policy announced recently Library and Archives Canada has launched a blog, as a pilot project. Here's the announcement:

Gatineau, November 24, 2011 — Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to announce the release of our new blog, a project developed by the Resource Discovery Sector.
Monitored and answered by multidisciplinary teams, the Library and Archives Canada Blog provides useful tips and recommends tools to help you discover your documentary heritage and navigate the LACwebsite.
We invite you to discover our rich and varied holdings through the blog. This four-month pilot project is just one of a number of modernization initiatives that focuses on providing you with quick and easy access to the LAC collection. The blog also connects you with LAC and other people who share an interest in Canadian history.
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So far there are two posts, an opening welcome post and "Published Histories: Discover what individuals or military units did during the war."


An article in the Ottawa Citizen on the government Web 2,0 (social media) policy ends with this opinion
.. social media is interactive, and it remains to be seen how the government will “listen” to Canadians or how responsive it will be. He argues it could be dangerous if it’s used simply as a way for the government to get information out or make policy announcements without the filter of the media.
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