Signatures: The Magazine of Library and Archives Canada

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Current issue

Signatures, Fall/Winter 2020

Signatures, Fall/Winter 2020

About our magazine

Signatures: The Magazine of Library and Archives Canada seeks to make known and interpret the living cultural, civic, and historical record of Canada as reflected in its documentary heritage. Written and produced by the staff of Library and Archives Canada (LAC)—including librarians, archivists, conservators, curators, and many other specialists.

Signatures provides a behind-the-scenes look at our treasures and the technical expertise involved in acquiring, preserving, and supporting access to our shared history.


Signatures is published twice a year.

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Previous issues


Cover page of Signatures, Spring/Summer 2020 

Signatures, Spring/Summer 2020


Cover page of Signatures, Fall/Winter 2019 

Signatures, Fall/Winter 2019

Theme: Partnerships and collaboration

Cover page of Signatures, Spring/Summer 2019 

Signatures, Spring/Summer 2019

Theme: 15 years of LAC


Cover page of Signatures, Spring/Summer 2018 

Signatures, Fall/Winter 2018

Theme: Acquisition

Signatures, Spring/Summer 2018 

Signatures, Spring/Summer 2018

Theme: LAC serving Canadians


Signatures, Fall/Winter 2017 

Signatures, Fall/Winter 2017

Theme: How digitization is part of our daily work

Signatures, Spring/Summer 2017 

Signatures, Spring/Summer 2017

Theme: 20th anniversary of the opening of our Preservation Centre


Signatures, Fall/Winter 2016  

Signatures, Fall/Winter 2016

Theme: Canada: 150 years of stories, great and small

Signatures, Spring / Summer 2016  

Signatures, Spring/Summer 2016

Theme: Secrets in our collection


Signatures, Fall/Winter 2015  

Signatures, Fall/Winter 2015

Theme: First issue

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