Library and Archives Canada (LAC) welcomes the report entitled Leading in the Digital World: Opportunities for Canada’s Memory Institutions, which was released today by the Council of Canadian Academies.
The Report clearly shows how the digital revolution has radically changed relationships between memory institutions and the general public. In particular, it draws attention to the development of a culture of citizen participation and to the need for memory institutions to build ongoing and lasting relationships with the public.
The Report also sheds light on the efforts required from all those involved in the Canadian system of memory institutions to help our country regain its position as a leader in digital initiatives.
In this regard, the Report emphasizes how essential it is – following the example of the best practices developed worldwide – for Canadian memory institutions to develop ongoing partnerships with the private sector in order to lead transformational digital initiatives.
The Report invites major memory institutions to show top-down leadership, and, as Canada’s leading memory institution, LAC is firmly committed to meeting expectations.
Council of Canadian Academies’ Report