Friday, 11 December 2015

Mission Accomplished LAC

Congratulations to the team at Library and Archives Canada.

The 2014 Fall Report of the Auditor General of Canada examined whether Library and Archives Canada has fulfilled its responsibilities for acquiring and preserving government documentary heritage from federal institutions, and for facilitating access to these records for current and future generations. LAC agreed there was a deficiency and accepted the Auditor General’s recommendations. In the fall of 2014, LAC approved a plan to eliminate a backlog of 98,000 containers of Government of Canada documentary heritage by December 2015.

According to a tweet from Guy Berthiaume "the contents of the 98,000 boxes mentioned have now been fully registered."

It's not clear what's meant by "fully registered". Are materials now listed in the LAC Archives Search? There were surely surprises and gems found while clearing the backlog which would be a good topic for a post on the LAC blog.

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