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As is the case for all areas of Canadian society and around the world, most Government of Canada (GC) institutions are using Web 2.0 tools, which transform all aspects of our work as GC employees. These shifts directly affect the mandate of Library and Archives Canada (LAC) to acquire, preserve and make accessible the documentary heritage of Canada for the benefit of present and future Canadians.
LAC has developed four Thought Papers to address the use and impact of Web 2.0 on recordkeeping and archival functions in the GC. The goal is to begin a dialogue on how to create a new set of digital practices to help LAC succeed in a rapidly changing digital environment and remain relevant as the continuing memory of the GC.
The papers are available for consultation on the LAC website under the Digital Initiatives section. To help LAC meet the challenges of the digital and Web 2.0 world, its staff and the employees of other federal departments and agencies are invited to share their thoughts on the subject by clicking on the Comments button located at the bottom of the left navigation menu.