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The development of the initial version of this business plan in 2006-2007 was recognized as only a first step. It was understood that the business plan would be a yardstick against which to measure policy and operational decisions across all of LAC's sectors and branches, in pursuit of corporate goals. This development proved to be accurate during the 2007-2008 fiscal year. It proved to be a guide as major initiatives such as AMICAN and Canada Project were established and also as we moved forward on issues such government recordkeeping.
While we expect the core direction of this business plan to remain stable, we are aware as well of the need to adapt to address significant, unanticipated changes in our environment or to respond to new opportunities. The result will be a plan that sets clear goals and takes into account the risks and the opportunities that Library and Archives Canada faces on its journey to ensuring that, as our strategic outcome states; "Current and future generations of Canadians have access to their documentary heritage."