Please join us Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 for our December Information Session and free hot breakfast.

How we care for Canada’s documentary heritage

Library and Archives Canada (LAC), like similar memory institutions worldwide, faces extraordinary and exciting challenges to care for Canada's documentary heritage in both analog and digital forms. Digital preservation poses its unique set of requirements. Come learn more about how LAC intends to preserve the collection for the next 500 years.

Topics to be covered include:

-         Digital Preservation 101

-         Interim Digital Preservation Guidelines to GC Institutions

-         Digital Preservation of the Web

-         Move to Gatineau 2 Preservation Centre and Care of Collection

-         Panel discussion between the speakers and the audience

About the Speakers (in alphabetical order):

 MARIE-CLAUDE CÔTÉ, moderator: the manager of the recordkeeping (RK) strategies within the Archives Branch at Library and Archives
Canada. In her role, she supports both Government of Canada (GC) institutions and Government archivists by providing information management (IM) advice and tools, including digital recordkeeping practices, metadata, and system requirements. She previously held management and analyst positions at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canadian Internal Development Agency, and Industry Canada. After obtaining her Master's Degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS), she worked in public and private sector libraries before joining the federal public service. For the last 22 years, she has contributed to the development of the IM domain in the GC. Marie-Claude also teaches the IM Curriculum at the Canada School of Public Service. She is a certified project management professional (PMP).

* ROSLYNN ROSS: BA, CEC is the Director of Digital Preservation and Migration at Library and Archives Canada. She is an executive in the Federal Public Service of Canada where she has specialized in change management of major government IT and transformation projects. Roz has worked in IM/IT for over 20 years.

* LISA HENNESSEY: MA, has been with Library and Archives Canada for 11 years working in collections management. She is currently a Project Analyst on the Gatineau 2 Preservation Storage Facility project. Past major projects include managing the preparation and move of over 600,000 nitrate negatives into LAC's new purpose-built Nitrate Film Preservation Facility.

JEAN-MICHEL SMITH: BA, is the manager of Collection Projects and Moves within Digital Operations and Preservation Branch at Library & Archives Canada. He is currently orchestrating LAC's largest collection move, where over 1.3M containers of collection material will be prepared and moved between 5 diffrent LAC storage facilities. He has been with LAC for 15 years, where 8 of these have been in managemnt positions with analogue preservation 

TOM SMYTH: MA, MISt, PMP is a senior librarian and manager of the Digital Integration group within the Digital Preservation and Migration Division at Library and Archives Canada. His portfolio work involves digital transformation of library and archival programs in digital curation and systems contexts. He has managed digital library special collections and led LAC's Web Archiving Program since 2009, and LAC's
centre of excellence for digital archives since 2013.

Location: Sheraton Ottawa Hotel, O’Connor Room, 1st floor (150 Albert Street, Ottawa, ON)

Date & Time: Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Breakfast: 9:00-10:00am

Information session: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Cost: Free! (you do not need to be an ARMA member to attend)

Registration: Please RSVP to Céline Lanthier at by December 9th to register for this information session. Please let us know if you are joining us for breakfast.

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