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To complement other elements of our business planning, LAC has initiated a process to develop an integrated, institution-wide infrastructure strategy for the long term that is consistent with the vision and goals set out in Directions for Change and the Strategic Framework. That process, through LAC-wide actions and those at the sector and branch level has led to the broad outline of an infrastructure strategy for LAC, recognizing that detailed plans for the implementation of specific elements of the strategy will be developed over time.
The emerging infrastructure strategy has four elements, set out below, and offers an overall framework for the development of detailed plans for facilities and Information and Communication Technology infrastructure. It is expected to provide a basis for making strategic choices and guiding requests for infrastructure funding that will enable us to address the risks to a collection of often fragile and unique items, through initiatives such as more preservation facilities. It will help us make choices in terms of the information technology infrastructure that will enable us to make our collection better known to Canadians and to support our commitment to digitization.
4 Principles to Guide Choices
1.Safeguard Canada's documentary heritage
2. Build LAC's visibility and symbolic presence as a major national heritage institution
3. Enhance LAC's presence outside of the NCR by creating points of service in the regions
4. Maximize opportunities for collaboration among the communities involved in the acquisition, preservation or diffusion of knowledge