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What's New

What's New

LAC's New Digitization Project-by the Public, for the Public

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) needs your help. We are testing a new digitization process and creating a searchable online database of unrestricted digitized LAC content. We have the equipment and documents, now all we need is you. If you plan to visit 395 Wellington Street, in Ottawa, to consult and to photograph LAC documents, please come by our new space and join the project.

What's in it for you?

  • Free use of our equipment (tripods, digital cameras)
  • Free backup of your digital copies of unrestricted LAC content
  • A dedicated space on the third floor at 395 Wellington Street
  • Attribution for the LAC images you upload

Why are we doing it?

  • To protect LAC documents by reducing the number of times originals are handled
  • To increase our digital content
  • To make digital copies freely available and easier to discover
  • To provide clients with immediate access to Canada's rich documentary heritage

For more information or to sign up for this project, please contact:

Carol-Ann McColgan
Project Officer
Open Content Division
Telephone: 613-996-7393