Far from relegating institutions like ours to oblivion, the digital revolution has increased our popularity more than ever, with Canadians increasingly demanding better access to our collections, both online and in person.
This reality, combined with rapidly changing technology and limited financial resources, is forcing Library and Archives Canada (LAC) to adapt so it can continue to fulfill its mandate and improve its services.
With this goal in mind, LAC launched Vision 2030 last year. This project is intended to foster reflection, analysis and planning to chart our course over the next 10 years, and beyond!
Rest assured, however, that LAC’s mandate is unchanged. We will continue to acquire, process, preserve and disseminate Canada’s documentary heritage. With Vision 2030, LAC will define where it wants to go, what it wishes to achieve, and how it will do so. In practical terms, this vision will inform our decision making, and guide and inspire our future projects.
Vision 2030 has already begun. A team of employees will be working on it until spring 2022, when our vision statement and road map will be unveiled.
For this project, LAC has relied on the participation and commitment of all parties. Throughout 2020, we consulted with our staff and, since November, we have undertaken to consult a wide range of stakeholders, users and Canadians. These consultations with external audiences will continue until spring 2021.
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