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1 New institutions New landscapes LAC – BAnQ Two original experiences

2 New institutions, New landscapes Mindful of a social, economic and technological environment undergoing deep-seated transformation, the documentary communities have been engaged for some 10 years now in in- depth reflection on the content of their missions

3 New institutions, New landscapes The library has changed considerably in its role, from: a place of services and promotion of reading to: a place of culture a place of life and sociability a place for the people, a place of free expression

4 New institutions, New landscapes The role of archives has also changed profoundly In the beginning, strong emphasis was placed on preservation, clients were researchers Today, there is openness to making resources available to broad publics

5 New institutions, New landscapes Users are at the heart of these reflections How can they be provided with truly democratic access to knowledge? Documentary heritage Collections of universal scope Lending collection Public and private archives Self-education tools How can there be continuity in the responses to users' various requests?

6 New institutions, New landscapes A consensus was reached around one-stop service the network concept local or regional network national network international network

7 New institutions, New landscapes This new dynamic implies an active convergence between libraries archives museums other cultural institutions

8 New institutions, New landscapes To support this convergence, some countries have chosen to create common supervisory bodies for libraries archives museums

9 New institutions, New landscapes Breaking new ground, Canada and Québec chose instead to merge their institutions in the field In 2004, LAC merged library-science, archival and museum-related activities within a single institution Between 2002 and 2006, BAnQ merged the missions of national library, public library and archives within a single institution

10 New institutions, New landscapes While implementing approaches based on a common inspiration, LAC and BAnQ nevertheless applied two distinct, equally interesting models

11 New institutions, New landscapes The BAnQ model Founding moments: 1920: Creation of Québec's provincial archives (Archives de la province de Québec) 1967: Creation of the Bibliothèque nationale du Québec 1998: Creation of the Grande bibliothèque du Québec (a public and virtual library for all Quebecers) 2002: Merger of the BNQ and the GBQ 2006: Merger of the new BNQ with the Archives nationales du Québec

12 New institutions, New landscapes The BAnQ model A new government corporation 11 facilities spread across Québec Over 700 employees Active partnerships with all library networks in Québec 30 accredited archival agencies

13 New institutions, New landscapes The BAnQ model Action based on two key words: De-compartmentalization Harmonization between two formerly distinct cultures: library science and archival science

14 New institutions, New landscapes The BAnQ model The structural model chosen by BAnQ respects the boundaries between these two disciplines To the two main library science branches (preservation, library services) a new archives branch was added, responsible for historical private archives and the administration of the Archives Act, which provides a framework for all government departments and agencies Maintenance of distinct collections

15 New institutions, New landscapes The BAnQ model This choice to respect the specific nature of each component brings a number of major challenges to prevent the institution from splitting apart Learning to work together Having a constant vision of the interconnections between preservation, library services and archives

16 New institutions, New landscapes The BAnQ model To support this interactivity A core of common services Information and telecommunications technologies Administration and internal services Buildings management Financial resources Human resources Legal affairs Cultural programming Communications and public relations

17 New institutions, New landscapes The BAnQ model To support this interactivity Setting up of multidisciplinary teams Digitization of the published and unpublished heritage A documentary charter Remote reference Exhibitions and showcasing of collections

18 New institutions, New landscapes The BAnQ model To support this interactivity Creation of new reference tools Review of institutional policies Adoption of harmonized rules and regulations

19 New institutions, New landscapes The BAnQ model Launch of a new portalthe glue of this convergence and symbol of the mergerthat integrates all of the information relating to the missions of the institution provides access to the digital collections and data banks acts as a single point of entry to all catalogues (meta-search engine) all remote services

20 New institutions, New landscapes The BAnQ model The portala powerful synthesizing toolis poised for major development in the short and medium terms Exponential growth of a true virtual library covering all fields of library and archival science Participation in the national and international digital networks Coordination mandate for all of Québec Canadian digitization strategy French-speaking network of national digital libraries

21 Library and Archives Canada A new institution for a changing environment

22 Our commitment to Canadians That Canada be served by an institution that is a source of enduring knowledge, accessible to all, contributing to the cultural, social and economic advancement of Canada as a free and democratic society. Library and Archives of Canada Act, May 2004

23 An ambitious adventure… Canadas newest, Canadas oldest Combines the National Library and the National Archives One of the first such organizations in the world Unique, integrated, knowledge-based The meaning of documentary heritage

24 The inheritance of a nation – the challenge of access 19 million books, periodicals, newspapers, microfilms, government publications 156 km of unique textual records 21 million photos; 350,000 works of art Portraits of Canadians since 1710 Canadian theses and dissertations 11.4 terabytes of information in electronic formats 71,000 hours of short and full-length films Over 2.5 million architectural drawings, plans and maps Over 270,000 hours of video and sound recordings The largest collection of Canadian sheet music in the world Stamps, editorial cartoons, posters and pamphlets New and traditional media

25 Serving Canadian society To know ourselves as we plan for the future To offer a meaningful experience to individuals, families and communities - to help them understand their contribution to Canada To create and sustain a nation of learners To contribute in a measurable way to the economic, social and cultural success of Canadian society To maintain the documentary basis for sovereignty and human rights

26 Working together: the professional challenge Builds on the best of our professions Combines staff strengths while respecting specialization Librarians, archivists and other information professionals learn from each other and work together A continuum of service to Canadians

27 Navigating the 21 st century Driven by digital Transformed by the Internet New role of information Diverse society Greater expectations of access Connected through networks

28 The road less travelled: our new mandate To preserve the documentary heritage of Canada To serve as a source of enduring knowledge, accessible to all To facilitate co-operation among knowledge communities To serve as the continuing memory of the Government of Canada

29 The biggest, single change: how people access information Traditional environment Willingness to search Traditional sources of information Geographic communities Fragmented world Standard sources or references New expectations Fast access Web availability Communities of interest Networked world Many competing sources

30 Reaching our audience: the challenges How to manage digital? How to meet user expectations? How to be relevant to Canadians? How to address diversity? How to increase access? How to provide service?

31 The library as an ecosystem: new ways to do business Combining resources, expertise and ideas Connecting with new and traditional partners, nationally and internationally Building and enhancing community networks Ensuring widespread access Enabling learning and research Providing leadership in the development of standards

32 The community living room: libraries and archives at the local level On the frontlines of information search Highly visible to the public Cultural centres Key service providers Often the first stop for government access Reflect community needs

33 LAC and the community: building on natural synergies Connecting Canadians with collections Building a national reference desk, community by community Moving beyond books: the digital gateway Promoting learning and research Travelling exhibitions Technology partnerships to broaden reach Selection of digital content

34 Providing support to traditional partners Interlibrary loans ISBN, ISSN AMICUS, including the Union Catalogue Cataloguing in Publication Program: New Books Service Legal Deposit/Electronic Collection Gateway to Canadian Libraries Reference and Consultation Services Canadian Book Exchange Centre

35 Providing support to traditional partners Canadian Subject Headings The National Bibliography of Canada Inventory of Canadian Digital Initiatives Standards for bibliographic description MARC 21 Standards – translation and distribution MARC Records Distribution Service Répertoire de vedettes-matières – with the Bibliothèque de lUniversité Laval Symbols and Interlibrary Loan Policies in Canada

36 Whats New Canadian Digital Information Strategy Extension of Legal Deposit Winkworth Exhibition LAC Portrait Program Genealogy Strategy New nitrate storage facility Digitization of census records

37 Getting it off the shelf: the world of digital Digital Collection Development Policy Virtual loading dock Web archiving Metadata framework Canadian Digital Information Strategy Trusted Digital Repositories Digitizing the LAC collection Virtual gallery

38 On the Web Project Naming Where are the Children? Healing the Legacy of the Residential Schools First Among Equals Backcheck: A Hockey Retrospective Moving Here, Staying Here

39 Creating access-driven partnerships BAnQ CBC Google Ancestors in the Attic TD Bank

40 Combining services for greater access AMICAN: single point of access Search-all interface Web archiving Traditional library services (interlibrary loan, cataloguing, bibliographic standards) Simplified Web content Resource sharing Information management

41 Raising our profile: Canada and the world Hosting IFLA 2008: Libraries without Borders Welcoming CITRA in 2007 Réseau francophone des bibliothèques nationales numériques

42 Making strategic choices Take full advantage of digital opportunities Make our collection and expertise more relevant, accessible Focus on effective record keeping in the Government of Canada Provide leadership for government libraries Deliver our mandate through partnerships Use client research to inform management decisions

43 Moving towards where we want to be: creating opportunities Thinking ahead, sharing information Making our resources relevant and accessible Working together with libraries and archives Creating dynamic communities for the future, both real and virtual

44 Building a dream It may be a dream, but it is a noble dream. It has often sustained me when the daily drudgery, for it is drudgery, was telling on mind and body. Douglas Brymner, Canadas first National Archivist, 1888

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