Speeches

This page contains links to all of the transcripts for speeches given by the Librarian and Archivist of Canada. The transcripts are presented in reverse chronological order and include remarks and presentations delivered. Some of these documents are available exclusively in PDF or PPT (PowerPoint) format. If you need to download the corresponding free viewers, please refer to the Download alternative formats page for instructions.

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Speeches 2014

December 2, 2014
A Season in the Life of LAC
Montréal, Quebec

May 30, 2014
Setting the Stage for the Future Speech by the Acting Librarian and Archivist of Canada to the Association des archivistes Québec at the Congrès 2014
Laval, Quebec

Speeches 2013

March 21, 2013
Insightful. Revealing. Surprising. Double Take – Portraits of Intriguing Canadians presented at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
Speech delivered by Daniel J. Caron, Deputy Head and Librarian and Archivist of Canada, for the Launch of Double Take – Portraits of Intriguing Canadians at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
Gatineau, Quebec

January 22, 2013
Preparing Government for Digital and Social Revolution
Speech delivered by Daniel J. Caron at the Infonex 10th Annual eRecords in the Public Sector Conference
Ottawa, Ontario

Speeches 2012

November 6, 2012
Canada’s 150th anniversary, the linguistic duality, and Library and Archives Canada
Speech delivered by Daniel J. Caron, Deputy Head and Librarian and Archivist of Canada, during his appearance before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Official Languages,
Ottawa, Ontario

November 5, 2012
Opening of the Pan-Canadian Documentary Heritage Forum
Remarks by Dr. Daniel J. Caron, Deputy Head and Librarian and Archivist of Canada, at the Opening of the Pan-Canadian Documentary Heritage Forum
Ottawa, Ontario

October 14, 2012
Diamond Jubilee celebrations at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection
Remarks by Dr. Daniel J. Caron, Deputy Head and Librarian and Archivist of Canada
Kleinburg, Ontario

October 10, 2012
Social Media in the Public Sector, 2012
Speech delivered by Daniel J. Caron, Deputy Head and Librarian and Archivist of Canada, at a Conference Board of Canada seminar
Ottawa, Ontario

July 23, 2012
Libraries: A Force for Change
Panel discussion presentation by Daniel J. Caron to the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres conference,
Montréal, Quebec

June 14, 2012
What Is Needed to Make Transparency Meaningful in a Digital Age?
Speech delivered by Fabien Lengellé, in lieu of Daniel J. Caron, at the 2012 Access and Privacy Conference
Edmonton, Alberta

June 8, 2012
Library and Archives Canada’s Reality in 2012
Speech delivered by Cecilia Muir, in lieu of Daniel J. Caron, at the Association of Canadian Archivists’ annual conference
Whitehorse, Yukon

June 1, 2012
The End of Archives is Nigh! Long Live Archives!
Speech delivered by Daniel J. Caron, at the Association des archivistes du Québec conference
Lévis, Quebec

May 31, 2012
Finding Our Place on the Digital Shelf
Speech delivered by Daniel J. Caron, at the Canadian Library Association National Conference
Ottawa, Ontario

Speeches 2011

December 6, 2011
On the Occasion of an Appearance of the Deputy Head and Librarian and Archivist of Canada before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

October 14, 2011
From clay to computer chips: new systems of writing, new ways of decipheriing?

October 5, 2011
Remarks Prepared For the 2011 Canadian Bar Association Privacy Law Conference And 7th International Conference of Information Commissioners

September 14, 2011
Speech by Daniel J. Caron at the seminar on digital cultures at Laval University, Quebec City

July 12, 2011
Digital Archives or Archives in a Digital World: To Be or Not to Be, a presentation by Daniel J. Caron at the University and Research Institution Archives Conference, University of Alberta, Edmonton

July 6, 2011
Reflections on the Evolution of Appraisal at Library and Archives Canada: From Content to Context to Content Through Context, speaking Notes for Daniel J. Caron, National Archives of the Netherlands

June 21, 2011
Speech by Daniel J. Caron to commemorate the official opening of the Library and Archives Canada Nitrate Film Preservation Facility

June 14, 2011
Leaving the Cathedral and Entering the Bazaar: Library and Archives Canada Engages Canada's Digital Society, a presentation by Daniel J. Caron to the Association of Computing Machinery and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (ACM/IEEE) Join Conference on Digital Libraries, Ottawa

May 30, 2011
Speaking Notes for Daniel J. Caron at the Canadian Historical Association Roundtable on Archives, Archivisits and the Work of Historians

March 3, 2011
Remarks presented during the National Research Centre Forum of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

February 28, 2011
Opening Statement for the Meeting of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics

February 2, 2011
Recordkeeping as a Pillar of Public Memory, Accountability, and Administration: The Canadian Experience

January 18, 2011
New Challenges and Opportunities, remarks by Daniel J. Caron at the 2nd Annual Public Sector CIO Forum

Speeches 2010

November 30, 2010
Opening Statement by Daniel J. Caron, Librarian and Archivist of Canada at the meeting of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Official Languages

November 18, 2010
Remarks at the opening of the 3rd National History Forum

November 15, 2010
Speech - From the pink, green and white copy to ubiquitous information: what role for the information experts? Introductory remarks for the ARMA conference

October 22, 2010
Speech - Posthumous Tribute to Jean-Pierre Wallot

October 18, 2010
Speech by Daniel J. Caron at the Signing Ceremony for the Agreement between the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and Library and Archives Canada

September 11 - 19, 2010
Modernization and the Documentation of Society in the Digital Environment

June 10, 2010
The Documentary Moment in the Digital Age: Establishing New Value Propositions for Public Memory

May 13 - 16, 2010
Memory Institutions in the 21st Century: The Need for Convergence and Collaboration

May 4, 2010
Study on the Emerging and Digital Media: Opportunities and Challenges

March 22, 2010
Shaping our Continuing Memory Collectively

March 11, 2010
Memory, Literacy and Democracy (Video now available!)

March 9, 2010
Open Letter: Lest We Forget Project