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Preservation Activities


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Flat document scanning

A significant part of the work of LAC's digitization program is carried out at the Preservation Centre. Digital imaging technicians reproduce a wide variety of archival and library material - for individual clients, for web exhibitions, and for LAC's program of mass digitization in support of its access agenda (See Digital Initiatives at LAC: Digitization [] for more information). The work is done according to standards for image quality which are specific to the type of material being digitized. Images are captured at a high resolution for long-term preservation purposes; lower-resolution versions are then created for use on the LAC web site.