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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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 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.\\ 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.\\
  
-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.\\+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 that 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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