At the conclusion of a forum with its university partners, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) announced a collaborative agreement with the University of Toronto to share the expertise and knowledge of the two institutions.
Under this agreement, which lasts until 2022, LAC and the University of Toronto will work closely to support university progress, research methods and technological developments while promoting Canada’s documentary heritage.
The two institutions will benefit from collaboration in several areas, including rare books, special collections, research data, copyright and fair use of works. Ways of collaborating will include workshops, training programs, internships and exhibits, to benefit professionals at LAC and professors, students, librarians and archivists at the University of Toronto. Some areas of common interest that will be explored include exhibitions of documents or material from 18th century British General James Wolfe and items from the collection related to Commander Louis-Joseph de Montcalm-Gozon.
LAC has now entered into 7 overarching bilateral agreements with the following Canadian universities: University of Toronto, Queen’s University, University of Ottawa, Western University, Dalhousie University, Université Laval and the University of Montréal.
These agreements are aligned with LAC’s priorities: to be at the leading edge of archival and library science and new technologies, and to play an active role in national and international networks.
Larry Alford, Chief Librarian, University of Toronto, Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada, and Wendy Duff, Professor and Dean in the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto