Library and Archives Canada launches its first enhanced e-book

LINGUA FRANCA - A Common Language for Conservators of Photographic Materials

Library and Archives Canada (LAC), in collaboration with the Atelier de Restauration et de Conservation des Photographies de la Ville de Paris, is pleased to pilot its first enhanced e-book, "Lingua Franca: A Common Language for Conservators of Photographic Materials".

"Lingua Franca: a language that is adopted as a common language between speakers whose native languages are different."

It contains bilingual definitions of photographic processes, condition issues, treatment options, preventative care and technical studies. It also provides commonly used terms briefly defined and illustrated with photographs, videos and interactive features such as links to collection items, podcasts, videos, blogs and Flickr albums.

Conservation professionals, teachers, students, and anyone interested in the field of photography can access it for free on iTunes or in HTML version on our website.

This English-French visual glossary of photo conservation terms contributes to LAC's continued efforts to be at the leading edge of archival and library science and new technologies.

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