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 Feb-13 New Public Works cost recovery fees for room and equipment rentals at 395 Wellington evoke public outcry from groups and lead to event cancellations.\\ Feb-13 New Public Works cost recovery fees for room and equipment rentals at 395 Wellington evoke public outcry from groups and lead to event cancellations.\\
  
-Feb-13 Ex Libris releases its first Statement about its numerous concerns about LAC and the principles that ELA believes LAC should be adhere to. It ends with a call to support efforts to have a committee of Parliament review LAC's failings (and few successes) since 2004 in order to confirm its comprehensive mandate to collecting and public services and to examine its leadership role.\\+Feb-13 ​[[:​activities:​letters:​exlibris_statement_on_library_and_archives_canada_february_2013|Ex Libris releases its first Statement]] about its numerous concerns about LAC and the principles that ELA believes LAC should be adhere to. It ends with a call to support efforts to have a committee of Parliament review LAC's failings (and few successes) since 2004 in order to confirm its comprehensive mandate to collecting and public services and to examine its leadership role.\\
  
 Mar-13 Questions about the partnership between LAC and Ancestry.ca resurface five years after this agreement was signed. Concerns are raised about the realization of free availability of records on the LAC website, the extent of data being digitized, personal privacy issues regarding voter information as recent as 1980, and the value Canadian taxpayers receive for paid subscription access through libraries or home usage (see Aug. 2013) for public data.\\ Mar-13 Questions about the partnership between LAC and Ancestry.ca resurface five years after this agreement was signed. Concerns are raised about the realization of free availability of records on the LAC website, the extent of data being digitized, personal privacy issues regarding voter information as recent as 1980, and the value Canadian taxpayers receive for paid subscription access through libraries or home usage (see Aug. 2013) for public data.\\
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 May-13 Hervé Déry , Assistant Deputy Minister for Policy and Collaboration,​ is appointed as interim head of LAC. A Toronto Star editorial appears on 21 May, indicating need to appoint a professional and a host of groups issue a joint statement to the government on the qualities required for the new Deputy Head.\\ May-13 Hervé Déry , Assistant Deputy Minister for Policy and Collaboration,​ is appointed as interim head of LAC. A Toronto Star editorial appears on 21 May, indicating need to appoint a professional and a host of groups issue a joint statement to the government on the qualities required for the new Deputy Head.\\
  
-June-13 Ex Libris releases its second statement with a current assessment and recommendations regarding LAC's future direction. Some recommendations include: (1) appointment of an Advisory Council to bring sustained expert opinion into LAC; (2) LAC recommence collecting on a comprehensive basis;(3) LAC redouble its efforts to digitize its Canadian materials; (4) national government funding to encourage local digitization efforts in archives and libraries be established;​ (5) LAC reinstate its support for library and archival communities and federal government libraries; and (6) a new federal agency, or a sub-agency of LAC, should be established to deal specifically with government records.\\+June-13 ​[[:​activities:​letters:​exlibris_association_statement_on_library_and_archives_canada_june_2013|Ex Libris releases its second statement with a current assessment and recommendations regarding LAC's future direction]]. Some recommendations include: (1) appointment of an Advisory Council to bring sustained expert opinion into LAC; (2) LAC recommence collecting on a comprehensive basis;(3) LAC redouble its efforts to digitize its Canadian materials; (4) national government funding to encourage local digitization efforts in archives and libraries be established;​ (5) LAC reinstate its support for library and archival communities and federal government libraries; and (6) a new federal agency, or a sub-agency of LAC, should be established to deal specifically with government records.\\
  
 June-13 Minister James Moore states in the House of Commons debates that a proposed plan to digitize LAC's holdings by Canadiana.org will be reviewed when a new Deputy Head is appointed for LAC. He also indicates a preference for free access to archives. A preliminary catalogue for the proposed Heritage project is published by Canadiana.org on a new section of its website : images will be available on a free basis immediately and indexed data searching made available for free public use by LAC on a delayed three year basis. The Minister also indicates he will request the new Deputy Head to review reinstatement of the NADP later in the year.\\ June-13 Minister James Moore states in the House of Commons debates that a proposed plan to digitize LAC's holdings by Canadiana.org will be reviewed when a new Deputy Head is appointed for LAC. He also indicates a preference for free access to archives. A preliminary catalogue for the proposed Heritage project is published by Canadiana.org on a new section of its website : images will be available on a free basis immediately and indexed data searching made available for free public use by LAC on a delayed three year basis. The Minister also indicates he will request the new Deputy Head to review reinstatement of the NADP later in the year.\\
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 Feb-14 LAC and the National Film Board of Canada agree to formalize their partnership to improve knowledge of Canada'​s heritage.\\ Feb-14 LAC and the National Film Board of Canada agree to formalize their partnership to improve knowledge of Canada'​s heritage.\\
  
-March-14 LAC issues an advance contract notice to outsource AMICUS, Canada'​s aging national union library catalogue, to the private sector after years of attempts within the library fail to replace it. The proposal identifies the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC)–an American company–for this project. OCLC's member libraries cooperatively maintain WorldCat.\\+March-14 LAC issues an advance contract notice to outsource AMICUS, Canada'​s aging national union library catalogue, to the private sector after years of attempts within the library fail to replace it. The proposal identifies the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC)–an American company–for this project. OCLC's member libraries cooperatively maintain WorldCat. See Dec-10 and March-17.\\
  
 April-14 Guy Berthiaume is appointed as Librarian and Archivist of Canada for a term of five years, effective June 23, 2014.\\ April-14 Guy Berthiaume is appointed as Librarian and Archivist of Canada for a term of five years, effective June 23, 2014.\\
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 Nov-14 In response to theRoyal Society of Canada report “The Future Now: Canada'​s Libraries, Archives, and Public Memory,” LAC agrees that it (1) should be more service oriented for its clients; (2) be a leader in new technologies;​ (3) be more proactive with national and international networks; (4) be more visible to the public.\\ Nov-14 In response to theRoyal Society of Canada report “The Future Now: Canada'​s Libraries, Archives, and Public Memory,” LAC agrees that it (1) should be more service oriented for its clients; (2) be a leader in new technologies;​ (3) be more proactive with national and international networks; (4) be more visible to the public.\\
  
-Nov-14 An audit by the Auditor General concludes that LAC does not adequately acquire and provide access to government records. Further, a backlog of 98,000 boxes of archival records exists and there is no approved plan to eliminate this backlog. Although LAC had frequently stated it expects to receive an increasing amount of digital records, it has no corporate digital strategy or program in place to manage the anticipated increase ofelectronic transfers and storage of digital information before 2017, the original date for “going digital.” The audit also reveals that LAC inexplicitedly abandoned its original custom-built trusted digital repository after spending more than $15 million on it between 2006-11.\\+Nov-14 ​[[http://​www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/​internet/​English/​parl_oag_201411_07_e_39965.html|An audit by the Auditor General]] concludes that LAC does not adequately acquire and provide access to government records. Further, a backlog of 98,000 boxes of archival records exists and there is no approved plan to eliminate this backlog. Although LAC had frequently stated it expects to receive an increasing amount of digital records, it has no corporate digital strategy or program in place to manage the anticipated increase ofelectronic transfers and storage of digital information before 2017, the original date for “going digital.” The audit also reveals that LAC inexplicitedly abandoned its original custom-built trusted digital repository after spending more than $15 million on it between 2006-11.\\
  
 Jan-15 LAC announces its plan to digitize 640,000 personnel service files of the First World War’s Canadian Expeditionary Force by end of 2015 [later revised to spring 2018].\\ Jan-15 LAC announces its plan to digitize 640,000 personnel service files of the First World War’s Canadian Expeditionary Force by end of 2015 [later revised to spring 2018].\\
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 June-15 LAC announces resumption of annual grants program of $1.7 million for archival activity, similar to discontinued National Archival Development Plan (May-12), but with reductions on eligible applicants in the public sector. The new program, Documentary Heritage Communities Program, to be vetted by an appointed committee recommending funding to LAC and aimed at assisting organizations without regular sources of funding for a five-year period.Unlike the previous program, public institutions are not eligible which draws some criticism.\\ June-15 LAC announces resumption of annual grants program of $1.7 million for archival activity, similar to discontinued National Archival Development Plan (May-12), but with reductions on eligible applicants in the public sector. The new program, Documentary Heritage Communities Program, to be vetted by an appointed committee recommending funding to LAC and aimed at assisting organizations without regular sources of funding for a five-year period.Unlike the previous program, public institutions are not eligible which draws some criticism.\\
  
-July-15 LAC joins Pinterest.\\+July-15 LAC joins Pinterest. LAC also publishes "Mind the Shift,"​ clarifying its Digital Strategy and setting forth basic principles to enable its work. The revised digital strategy partly responded to the 2014 Auditor General’s report that concluded LAC had no corporate digital strategy or program in place to manage the anticipated increase of electronic transfers and storage of digital informationin the years ahead (see Nov-14).\\
  
 Oct-15 Guy Berthiaume declares that public exhibits are once again an important part of LAC's presence starting with an exhibit on hockey players during the First World War.\\ Oct-15 Guy Berthiaume declares that public exhibits are once again an important part of LAC's presence starting with an exhibit on hockey players during the First World War.\\
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 June-16 LAC announces new National Heritage Digital Strategy to preserve and make accessible published and unpublished analogue material of national, regional and local significance. This initiative to involve collections of public and private archives, libraries, museums, galleries, and associations,​ and other institutions.\\ June-16 LAC announces new National Heritage Digital Strategy to preserve and make accessible published and unpublished analogue material of national, regional and local significance. This initiative to involve collections of public and private archives, libraries, museums, galleries, and associations,​ and other institutions.\\
  
-Feb-17 LAC announces it will continue to participate with Ottawa Public Library'​s plans to develop a new central main library in the LeBreton Flats area. A final decision on LAC's position to enhance its public access in the city will be made by the federal government in spring 2017.\\+Oct-16 A National Heritage Digital Strategy Steering Committee is formed to develop a draft action plan and engage more community members in the implementation of a national strategy.\\ 
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 +Feb-17 LAC announces it will continue to participate with Ottawa Public Library'​s plans to develop a new central main library in the LeBreton Flats area. A final decision on LAC's position to enhance its public access in the city may be made by the federal government in spring 2017.\\ 
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 +March-17 LAC announces the OCLC (Online Computer Library Center, Inc.) will provide technical infrastructure for its acquisitions,​ cataloguing,​ serials control, public access, circulation,​ loans to other institutions and will assume responsibility for the management of Canada'​s National Union Catalogue. The OCLC system will cost about $5 million and be phased in over two years as a replacement for the aging AMICUS system in use for two decades. See Dec-10 and May-14.\\ 
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 +June-17 LAC opens an eastern service point in the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Halifax.\\ 
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 +Nov-17 LAC opens a second service in Vancouver Public Library.\\ 
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 +Feb-18 The federal government announces in its 2018 budget an infusion of $73.3 million over six years, beginning in 2018-19, with $4.0 million per year ongoing to support the construction and ongoing operations of a new joint facility to house the Library and Archives Canada and the Ottawa Public Library. The new facility will be constructed in LeBreton Flats area on Wellington Street and is scheduled to open in 2023.\\ 
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 +Feb-18 LAC launches Voilà, its new National Union Catalogue, to replace the aging system, AMICUS. The new service is a single point of access to the collections of libraries across Canada. LAC partnered with OCLC, an international nonprofit library cooperative,​ to provide this service.\\
  
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