Posted by: bluesyemre | July 19, 2012

State of the Holdings: The Condition of Analogue Holdings at Library and Archives Canada

Symbol of the Government of Canada

  • Library and Archives Canada (LAC) holds in trust for Canadians our documentary heritage. Developed over a period of 130 years, these extensive holdings consist of approximately 20 million books, periodicals, newspapers, microforms, literary texts and government publications. It also includes 241,418 linear metres of government and private textual records, as well as 3 million architectural drawings, maps and plans. LAC also preserves 28 million photographs, 400,000 audio recordings, 150,000 video recordings, 90,000 motion picture film titles, 425,000 pieces of art, including paintings, drawings, watercolours, posters, prints, medals, caricatures, and 547,000 musical heritage items. In short, this documentary heritage is the record of Canada, preserved by LAC for use by Canadians.

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