Library and Archives Canada

Library and Archives Canada

December 01, 2016 09:00 ET

Media Advisory: Library and Archives Canada to host summit on the value of libraries, archives and museums

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 1, 2016) - Library and Archives Canada, in association with the Canadian Museums Association, will host "Taking it to the Streets: Summit on the Value of Libraries, Archives and Museums in a Changing World", a two-day, high-level meeting at 395 Wellington Street.

When budgets are tight and the market for information is crowded, libraries, archives and museums are being called on more and more to demonstrate their value. The Summit will help define where memory institutions fit in a world of smartphones, mobile apps, music sequencers, virtual reality headsets, 3-D printers and crowdsourcing.

Media are cordially invited to attend the Summit and hear from a panel of international and national experts. Some of the speakers include:

  • Charlotte Gray - Award-winning author and historian
  • Derek Kwan - Actor and filmmaker
  • Patrice Landry - Swiss National Library
  • Mark O'Neill - President and CEO, Canadian Museum of History
  • R.H. Thomson - Actor and playwright

The details are as follows:

Date: December 5 to 6, 2016
Time: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (December 5)
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (December 6)
Place: 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario
Schedule: http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/about-us/events/Documents/LAC-summit-agenda.pdf

About Library and Archives Canada

The mandate of Library and Archives Canada is to preserve the documentary heritage of Canada for the benefit of present and future generations, and to be a source of enduring knowledge accessible to all, thereby contributing to the cultural, social and economic advancement of Canada. Library and Archives Canada also facilitates co-operation among communities involved in the acquisition, preservation and diffusion of knowledge, and serves as the continuing memory of the Government of Canada and its institutions.

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