Library & Archives Canada: Ten Years After the Merger – UBC talk – 3 October 2012

The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, the iSchool at The University of British Columbia, cordially invites you to the Fall 2012 Colloquium Series, where Julienne Molineaux will present “Library and Archives Canada, Ten Years After the Merger.”

Integration of collections and institutions in the libraries, archives and museums sector is almost commonplace now, but in the early 2000s the merger of Canada’s National Archives and National Library to create Library and Archives Canada /Bibliothèque et Archives Canada (LAC-BAC), was novel. Ten years since that process formally began it is worth asking, how is this institution faring? Restructuring does not always solve the problems it sets out to solve. Additionally, new problems are created along the way. This talk addresses two questions: have the problems that prompted the LAC merger been solved, and what new problems have emerged?

The Colloquium is free and open to the public. It will be held this Wednesday, October 3, from 12 noon to 1 p.m., in the Dodson Room of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at UBC. map

Dr. Molineux is a Lecturer at the Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand. She completed her PhD in 2009, examining the machinery of government reforms for New Zealand’s official archives.  She continues to research government reforms in archives, focusing her study on archives policy in both Canada and New Zealand.

For more information about this presentation as well as upcoming colloquia, please visit the iSchool at UBC:

Links to videos of past colloquia are here.

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About DRogers

M. Diane Rogers is a Director and Editor and Co-webmistress of the British Columbia Genealogical Society, teaches genealogy and family history year round, and blogs at CanadaGenealogy, or, Jane's Your Aunt. She's been doing her own family research since the 1980s in Canada, the UK and the United States, Sweden and further afield. She has a lifelong interest in Canadian and women's history and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Genealogical Speakers Guild and the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors

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