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Library and Archives Canada Business Plan 2008 - 2011

A Structure Focused on Results

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is a national institution substantially funded by the federal government. As part of the government's Canadian Heritage portfolio, we report to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage. We have aligned our activities and our structures in ways most likely to help achieve specific broad outcomes that the Government of Canada has set for federally-funded policies, programs and services.

LAC supports the objective "a vibrant Canadian culture and heritage", which is outlined in Canada's Performance 2005 annual report. Our government recordkeeping leadership and responsibilities are increasingly recognized as critical to the government affairs area described in Canada's performance report.

We have defined a program activity architecture that focuses our activities on the achievement of a single strategic outcome, shown below. As part of the government-wide Management, Resources and Results Structure (MRRS), it is the basis for our reporting to Parliament and enables more focused corporate decision-making. It also reflects our role in achieving the government-wide outcomes that we mention above. It enables us to capture both our current activities and our future directions as we continue to transform our programs, services and operations.

Library and Archives Canada Program Activity Architecture

Social Affairs

A vibrant Canadian Culture and Heritage

Strategic Outcome

1.0 Current and future generations of Canadians have access to their documentary heritage

Activities

1.1 Managing the disposition of the Government of Canada records of continuing value

Sub-Activities

1.1.1 Issuance of authorities to government institutions

Sub-Sub Activities

  1. Authorities
  2. Monitoring

Sub-Activities

1.1.2 Facilitate the management of GoC Records and Publications

Sub-Sub Activities

  1. Advice, guidance, tools
  2. Federal Record Centres

Activities

1.2 Managing the documentary heritage of interest to Canada

Sub-Activities

1.2.1 Development of collection

Sub-Sub Activities

  1. Publications
  2. Government records
  3. Other documentary material

Sub-Activities

1.2.2 Description of collection

Sub-Sub Activities

  1. Publications
  2. Documentary material
  3. Descriptive standards

Sub-Activities

1.2.3 Care of collection

Sub-Sub Activities

  1. Collection management
  2. Preservation treatment
  3. Preservation copying

Activities

1.3 Making the documentary heritage known and accessible for use

Sub-Activities

1.3.1 Services supporting client access to collections

Sub-Sub Activities

  1. Services to the public
  2. Services to libraries and archives

Sub-Activities

1.3.2 Web-based and in-person interpretive public programs

Sub-Sub Activities

  1. Interpretive programs
  2. Public activities
  3. Portrait Gallery of Canada

Activities

1.4 Internal Services

Sub-Activities

  1. 1.4.1 Management and oversight
  2. 1.4.2 Public Policy Services
  3. 1.4.3 HR Management
  4. 1.4.4 Financial Management
  5. 1.4.5 Supply Chain Management
  6. 1.4.6 Facilities/Asset Mgmt
  7. 1.4.7 Information Mgmt
  8. 1.4.8 Information Technology
  9. 1.4.9 Legal Services
  10. 1.4.10 Public Affairs/Communications
  11. 1.4.11 Evaluation
  12. 1.4.12 Internal Audit

Our government recordkeeping leadership and responsibilities are increasingly recognized as critical to the government affairs area described in Canada’s performance report.

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