Preserving Documentary Heritage – New Memorandum of Understanding with Université Laval

Dr. Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada, and Ms. Loubna Ghaouti, Director of the Library of Université Laval, are pleased to announce the signing of a new memorandum of understanding between the two institutions.

Under the agreement, they will pool their specialized knowledge and expertise to support the development of specific skills, including those related to rare books. A student placement program and various workshops and training will also be used to achieve this goal.

The two institutions care about the preservation of documentary heritage and the importance of cultural mediation. Accordingly, they will collaborate in these fields through the Library of Université Laval, coordinator of the culture file under the direction of the Round Table on Sustainable Development.

Students and staff are also at the heart of the agreement. Library and Archives Canada and the Library of Université Laval will work to preserve documentary heritage by collaborating on cultural activities and inviting students and staff to seminars, conferences and exhibitions.

The institutions will strike a joint coordinating committee to effectively carry out the activities covered by the MOU and to discuss potential projects.

The Memorandum of Understanding will run for five years, effective September 21, 2016.

More details on the article Un partenariat très prometteur (French only) written by Yvon Larose, of Le Fil newspaper.

Photo of one woman and two men seated at a table
Signing of a new memorandum of understanding between Library and Archives Canada and the Laval University. From left to right: Ms. Loubna Ghaouti, Dr. Guy Berthiaume and M. Bernard Garnier.
Photo: Marc Robitaille

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