Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to announce that it has signed a collaborative agreement with Université de Sherbrooke. The agreement was officially signed yesterday during the 87th Conference of the Association francophone pour le savoir (Acfas), which was held this year at Université du Québec en Outaouais.
The agreement confirms the willingness of the two institutions to work together by facilitating, for example, potential collaboration between LAC experts and researchers from the Groupe de recherches et d'études sur le livre au Québec (French only) and the Anne-Hébert Centre (French only) in order to promote literature and the history of books.
LAC and Université de Sherbrooke will now be able to share their skills and specialized knowledge. In additional, LAC will be able to welcome university students as part of the Government of Canada's professional recruitment programs.
Several bilateral agreements are now in place between LAC and various Canadian universities. Aside from this agreement with Université de Sherbrooke, LAC recently signed agreements with the University of Victoria and Carleton University.
These collaborations are in line with LAC's priorities, as it strives to be on the cutting edge of archival work, library science and new technologies and to promote Canada's documentary heritage. The agreements also help LAC play a key role in national and international networks.