The fourth issue of Signatures is here!

Magazine Cover: Signatures, Spring / Summer 2017

Spring/Summer 2017.
Cover: The Library and Archives Canada Preservation Centre
in Gatineau, Quebec.
Photo: Gordon King

This issue of Signatures magazine celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Preservation Centre. It provides readers with a look at LAC’s exceptional endeavours, unique treasures as well as the technical expertise involved in acquiring, preserving, and supporting access to our shared history.


  • The history behind the concept, design and construction of the Preservation Centre
  • Treasures gifted by the British government to the National Library and Public Archives of Canada on the occasion of the Centenary of Confederation
  • LAC’s first enhanced e-Book Lingua Franca: A Common Language for Conservators of Photographic Materials
  • The enchanted world of children’s book illustrator Elizabeth Cleaver
  • The many successes of Project Naming
  • Little-known, fun and interesting facts about the Preservation Centre
  • The Dominion Archives—its origins and architects
  • Fifty years of preserving memory at 395 Wellington Street
  • LAC’s plans for a second preservation centre
  • How libraries help us become better citizens

Through Signatures magazine, LAC seeks to make known and interpret the living cultural, civic and historical record of Canada, as reflected in its documentary heritage. We hope you find this issue both enlightening and entertaining!

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