ARCHIVED - New Service Model and the Directive on Recordkeeping

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March 2012
In December 2010, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) announced that as part of the implementation of the New Service Model (NSM) and the Directive on Recordkeeping, the Regional Service Centres (RSCs) will only accept information resources of enduring value (formerly referred to as “of archival value”) as of June 30, 2013. This shift is part of the rationalization proposal of the NSM, with the number of RSCs moving from eight (8) to three (3). 
In order to implement this change, LAC is working with Government of Canada institutions to prepare exit plans for the removal of their information resources from the RSCs. In addition, LAC is providing secretariat services to the Interdepartmental Working Group on Storage Issues of Government of Canada (GC) Information.
With respect to documents that do not meet LAC’s enduring value criteria but that may have business value for your department, please take note of the following milestones:
LAC remains available to advise and guide institutions during this time. For more information, please contact:
Recordkeeping Liaison Centre
Library and Archives Canada
Telephone (toll free): 1-877-578-7777
Telephone (NCR): 819-934-7519
Fax: 819-934-7534
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