Monday, 27 April 2015

Archives Double Feature: 30 April 2015

If you're not completing your tax return just in time then reward yourself for having done so with a double feature presentation at the Ottawa City Archives.

Dr. Guy Berthiaume Librarian and Archivist of Canada will speak on Something old, something new: Access at the heart of LAC’s mandate

More than at any other period in history, records and archives play a vital role in our information-hungry society. The significance of archives for governance and democracy, the role of archives within the digital environment, the momentum of open government, and public expectations for access to the collective memory have all put archives at the forefront of the way our world works. Something old has become something new, and nowhere is this more evident than at Library and Archives Canada. Dr Guy Berthiaume, the Librarian and Archivist of Canada, leads a fascinating presentation on the new place of archives, an update on the work of digitizing the First World War records, a discussion on the status of the Canadian Archival Working Group, and a review of collaborative projects and public programming currently underway at LAC.
Two steps back, Two steps forward: Access and the Role of a Municipal Archives in a regional context will be presented by City Archivist Paul Henry and Archivist, John Lund
Reflections on directions for local and regional government archives, and on changing research trends and the demands they place on archives. Recent examples are the work that has been ongoing to repatriate records of regional significance through cooperative efforts with Library and Archives Canada and the recent launch of the Ottawa Museums and Archives Collection 
On Thursday 30 April 2015 6pm – 8pm, with check-in beginning at 5:45 at 100 Tallwood Drive Room 115.

This is a Friends of the City of Ottawa Archives event co/sponsored by the City of Ottawa Archives and Archives Association of Ontario Eastern Chapter (AAOEe), for further information please contact City of Ottawa Archives at 613-580-2857 or

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