The scope of MIDA 2010/004 covers information resources, in all media and locations that are described as "publications that have become surplus" in section 16 of the Library and Archives Canada Act.
The scope of the MIDA includes:
The scope of the MIDA excludes:
Relationship to other authorities
This MIDA fully supersedes MIDA 2008/007 (Surplus Publications in Government of Canada Institutions).
Apart from the relationship described in Section A.4, this MIDA has no impact on any other Records Disposition Authorities (RDAs).
Relationship to rules, court or tribunal orders, or provisions in other Acts
Nothing in this MIDA shall be taken or deemed to authorize the retention, the transfer, destruction or other disposition of any government information resource in contravention of a rule or order of a court or tribunal or in contravention of an express provision in any other Act (e.g. Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act, Federal Court Rules, Access to Information Act, Privacy Act).
Obligation to agree to all terms and conditions of this MIDA
Government institutions, as a condition for using and applying this MIDA, shall agree to all terms and conditions of the Authority by signing and returning the attached letter to the Librarian and Archivist of Canada
Obligation to convey the provisions of this MIDA
To ensure the integrity of its application, Government institutions shall convey the provisions of this MIDA to all those responsible for its application.
Criteria for Identifying Publications
All government institutions shall develop and implement a set of criteria for identifying publications that may be declared surplus.
Through the application of this MIDA, information resources as defined in the Section A.2 above are hereby considered to be "placed in the care or control of the Librarian and Archivist."
In accordance with the powers granted to the Librarian and Archivist of Canada under Section 9 of the LAC Act, GC institutions may dispose of all information resources described in Section A.2.a and A.2.b of this MIDA without further reference to Library and Archives Canada.
In accordance with the powers granted to the Librarian and Archivist of Canada under Section 16 of the LAC Act, GC institutions must notify LAC when they declare surplus any publications identified in Section A.2.c and A.2.d of this MIDA in order that LAC may exercise its right to acquire.