Library and Archives Canada

Library and Archives Canada

October 27, 2006 13:52 ET

UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

To: Assignment Editors, Editors

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 27, 2006) - Today is UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage and Ian E. Wilson, Librarian and Archivist of Canada invites all Canadians to discover our rich and diverse audiovisual collection.

"Imagine for an instant the thousands of stories to discover in the Library and Archives Canada collection, through the documents, films, sound recordings, music, and radio and television programs," says Mr. Wilson. "These stories are the ones which define who we are as Canadians. We must continue to preserve these stories told through the medium of our audiovisual heritage, for the benefit of future generations."

Please visit our exciting websites and discover how Library and Archives Canada has preserved our audiovisual treasures and made them accessible for all to enjoy!

Virtual Silver Screen: Explores various themes about early Canadian film.

RPM: Search the playlists from the pages of RPM Weekly.

Virtual Gramophone: A multimedia website devoted to the early days of Canadian recorded sound.

Contact Information

  • Library and Archives Canada
    Pauline M. Portelance
    Media Relations Officer