On December 5 and 6, 2016, Library and Archives Canada and the Canadian Museums Association held the Taking It to the Streets Summit, bringing together some 300 participants, practitioners and experts in Ottawa to assess the social and economic value of libraries, archives and museums, share research results, and discuss future collaboration, innovation and partnerships.
The final report reviews the research on the social and economic value of memory institutions, and it highlights their collective innovative experiences. The final report also examines some of the challenges and solutions for memory institutions at the start of the 21st century. These include challenges related to technology, the democratization of knowledge and culture, new roles for memory institutions (with a focus on creativity), and the imperative of forging partnerships and collaboration. "The objective is not to do more with less, it is to do more with more… more partnerships, more collaborations," according to Maureen Sawa, Greater Victoria Public Library, British Columbia.
Summit final report