Library and Archives Canada (LAC) continues to develop close collaborations with Canadian universities. LAC and Queen's University, in Kingston, Ontario, have just agreed to share expertise and knowledge.
The two organizations will collaborate to support academic advancement, research practices and technological developments, and to promote Canadian documentary heritage. They will achieve this through workshops, training programs and student placements. LAC and Queen's exchanges of expertise related to rare books, special collections, research data, copyright and fair dealing, among other topics, will benefit both institutions. This collaboration, set to last until 2022, will be beneficial to officials and professionals at LAC as well as to professors, students, librarians and archivists from Queen's.
LAC now has in place nine bilateral agreements with eight Canadian universities. In addition to its agreement with Queen's, LAC signed memoranda of understanding with the University of Ottawa, the University of Victoria (two agreements), the University of Manitoba, Western University, Dalhousie University, Université Laval and Université de Montréal.
These collaborations are in keeping with LAC's priorities, as it strives to be on the leading edge of archival science, library science and related new technologies. They will help ensure that LAC continues to play an active role in national and international networks.