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Dec 16 / Kimberly

Library and Archives Canada adopts The Ottawa Declaration

On December 5-6, 2016, Library and Archives Canada held the Summit on the Value of Libraries, Archives and Museums. At the conclusion of the summit, Librarian and Archivist of Canada, Guy Berthiaume, formerly adopted The Ottawa Declaration:

Gathered in Ottawa for the Taking it to the Streets Summit, members of the library, archival and museum communities commit to find new ways of working together to increase the visibility and impact of memory institutions.

By adopting this Declaration, we commit to continually adapt and reinvent our institutions, and to promote the full value of libraries, archives and museums to Canadians.

Together, we will:

  • Increase collaboration between our institutions and our networks at the local and national levels to catalyze new partnerships that spark creativity and enhance engagement;
  • Develop innovative programs and services, and adopt technologies that empower us to engage our publics; and
  • Enrich and expand access to our collections to ensure that our institutions contribute significantly to the public good and sustainable development.