Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Local newspapers from LAC

A blog post Local newspapers at the heart of Canadian life mentioning acquisition of microfilm copies of newspapers from Fort McMurray and Lac-Mégantic documenting their well known disasters is too good an opportunity to pass up.
Of course LAC is adding these to its collection. But why on microfilm, an outdated technology?
If LAC is only acquiring government records in digital format why access these born digital newspapers on microfilm?
Yet another sad example of how far behind the times LAC continues to be when it comes to the newspaper collection.

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