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The predecessor institutions of Library and Archives Canada often competed for scarce resources and pursued very different mandates and approaches. Thus, the vision of a single, integrated institution with public access to enduring knowledge at its heart constituted a profound change for both organizations. In 2004, LAC established Directions for Change, a comprehensive, strategic vision that is shaping our management priorities and spending choices. Our vision is guided by responding to key directions that represent opportunities for LAC and by understanding and addressing risks that we face.