26 July 2018

LAC seeks advice on newspapers

This form has been distributed in the LAC building at 395 Wellington from 24 July.
Although the title is specific to microfilm newspapers the text is not as specific.
Not sure why LAC has not made the call for suggestions more broadly available!
Why when microfilm is on the way out is that specified in the title?
Why the short deadline?

I suppose one can take heart that some attention is being paid to the LAC newspaper collection, even if not forward thinking.

There is no indication of an address for responses. Completed forms can be left in the building.

If you'd like to provide suggestions post a comment and I'll attempt to see they get to the right person.


Toni said...

Are they thinking they would buy discarded films? Who would be making new ones in this digital age? No one. The form doesn't make a lot of sense. There is an assumption that everyone knows what they know.

Lesley Anderson said...

My comment is for LAC to digitize all of their original newspaper collections before acquiring orhers!

Unknown said...

I would like to suggest that LAC digitize the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph. It is North America's oldest newspaper.


Nancy in Kingston said...

I would love to have the Hamilton (ON) Spectator digitized.