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Before the creation of Library and Archives Canada, our predecessor institutions 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 Change1, a comprehensive, strategic vision that is shaping our management priorities and spending choices. Our vision is guided by responding to five key directions that represent opportunities for LAC.