LAC’s Annual Report 2018–2019

For the fourth consecutive year, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has published a lively annual report.
The 2018–2019 Annual Report, centred on the theme of Building the future, not only captures the scope and variety of the work that has been done, but also signals how the institution can build on this work in the years to come. From engagement to access to reconciliation and beyond, this annual report offers dynamic proof that building LAC’s future has already begun.

Highlights include:

  • Phase 2 of LAC’s Preservation Centre in Gatineau, scheduled to open in 2022;
  • The new LAC/OPL joint facility at 555 Albert Street in Ottawa, scheduled to welcome users in 2024;
  • Extensive public consultations held across the country;
  • Updates on crowdsourcing programs like DigiLab and Co-Lab;
  • New acquisitions, from the fonds of filmmaker Denys Arcand to a book that once belonged to Adolf Hitler;
  • The launch of the Listen, Hear Our Voices funding initiative; and
  • The establishment of both the Youth Advisory Committee and the non-profit LAC Foundation, which was set up by volunteers to help the institution develop new initiatives and expand its collection.

Find out more by reading the report and getting to know the story behind the documentary heritage LAC acquires, processes, preserves and makes accessible to all.

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