Library and Archives Canada joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to announce that it has become the newest Associate Member of the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC). 

The DPC helps members to deliver resilient long-term access to digital content and services, helping them to derive enduring value from digital collections. The DPC also raises awareness of the attendant strategic, cultural and technological challenges and supports members through advocacy, workforce development, capacity-building and partnership.

Chair of the DPC and Deputy Keeper of the Records of Scotland, Laura Mitchell welcomed LAC to the DPC saying, “we are delighted that Library and Archives Canada has chosen to join our growing international community. We look forward to exchanging knowledge and experiences in order to strengthen our understanding of digital preservation best practice from around the world.”

“We hope to learn from and contribute to the international community of experts on digital preservation, in order to enhance our own expertise and accelerate program development,” explains Faye Lemay, Digital Preservation Manager at LAC.

LAC is in the process of formalizing its digital preservation program, in order to meet its national mandate for long term preservation and enduring access to Canada’s documentary heritage, and to serve as the continuing memory of the Government of Canada and its institutions.

LAC’s digital collections contain a wide range of Canada’s digital documentary heritage collections including digital books and serials, e-theses and dissertations, official publications of the Government of Canada, and Web Archives.  LAC also acquires and preserves Canadian federal government digital records, and digital collections from private archives, as well as a significant amount of digitized content.  

More information: Digital Preservation Coalition

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