Saturday, 7 December 2013

LAC historical document purchase

Its a pleasure to find that LAC has purchased another historical document, a two-part manuscript diary about the 1758 siege of Louisbourg in Cape Breton. Read the press release at http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1627865

Signs are increasing that the organisation is gradually managing its way out of the disaster perpetrated by the unmourned immediate past Librarian and Archivist of Canada ... what was his name ... Jacob Marley perhaps?

I'm hearing of laid-off staff returning on contract as management realised the organisation was floundering.

I'm seeing more LAC effort going into social media. The last two blog posts were genealogically-relevant, Did your ancestors come from Finland? and Kingston Penitentiary: Home to Canada’s most notorious criminals. That's not inappropriate given that genealogists are the largest client group. LAC has riches beyond genealogical records worth celebrating still hidden in the backrooms and vaults.

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