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					            Building a Digital
         Institution at Library &
            Archives Canada

              Bruce Walton, LAC
           CARL Programme – “Here
            Today, Gone Tomorrow”
             Winnipeg, June, 2004
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                    Overview
         • LAC & the meaning of “building a digital
           institution”
         • “the infrastructure to preserve long-
           term access and preservation is largely
           absent” – what is the infrastructure?
           and what is absent?
         • preservation and access in the digital
           world
         • The role of LAC


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         Library & Archives Canada
         • Genesis and objectives
           – digital convergence
           – “sharing” vs. “keeping”
           – a new kind of knowledge institution


         • “digital as mainstream”
           – collection, business processes and services
           – seize opportunities of digital for
              • Unprecedented content dissemination
              • Timely service delivery through online transactions
              • Reaching Canadians where they are
              • Transforming our business processes


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         The Absent (?)Infrastructure

          • conceptual understanding & practical
            examples

          • technology & standards

          • expertise

          • the organizational dimension
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          Preservation and Access
         • the two faces of the “digital
           revolution”

         • Complementary, tightly-linked
           outcomes

         • A question of balance in the
           context of “being digital”

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          Digital Initiatives at LAC

         • External initiatives
           – National Data Archives
           – InterPARES 2
           – International Internet Preservation
             Consortium


         • Internal initiatives
           – new legislation
           – the Digital Collection Task Force

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                    Conclusions
         • Getting there from here
           – General principles + local application
           – what model for the infrastructure?




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