Government record backlog eliminated

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has made substantial progress in the management of the documentary heritage produced by federal institutions.

LAC recently completed processing 98,000 containers of federal records, less than a year after committing to develop a plan to respond to the recommendations featured in the 2014 Fall Report of the Auditor General of Canada.  

This past July, LAC also launched a digital strategy built on leading-edge technology, innovation, and on making the collection more accessible to Canadians. In addition, LAC has been working closely with 45 federal institutions since November 2014 to provide them with the most modern authorities possible, so that they can identify and preserve records of historical and archival value. LAC expects to reach agreements with all institutions by November 2017.

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