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Major Interruption of LAC Computing Services on April 28
On Saturday, April 28, between 6:00 am and 12:00 noon (EDT) a major interruption of LAC computing services will render the following services unavailable:
File Transfer Protocol – FTP
Records Disposition Authorities Control System – RDACS
Searches in the Theses Collection
Canadian ISBN Service System – CISS
Electronic Publication Pilot Project – EPPP
Public Opinion Research Reports – PORR
Thank you in advance for your collaboration and understanding.
Library and Archives Canada Holdings Data Temporarily Removed from WorldCat
Important information for Canadian libraries: Now that we have launched Voilà, the new National Union Catalogue for Canadians, we are focusing on implementing our internal library management system. As a result of ongoing data migration, certain data, in particular the Library and Archives Canada library symbol, have been temporarily removed from the bibliographic records of WorldCat, the OCLC catalogue. We expect this information to be restored by June. AMICUS remains the primary source for Library and Archives Canada’s collection until October 2018. More information about the transition from AMICUS to OCLC is available online.
Premiere: New Acquisitions at Library and Archives Canada
Anne of Green Gables, the Avro Arrow, and syphilis? You can find out about all three and more in a fascinating free exhibition at 395 Wellington Street in Ottawa.
Our collection represents the documentary heritage of all Canadians. It spans our history and continues to grow as Canada evolves. The new Premiere exhibition offers a sneak peek at some eclectic collection items, including a manuscript of a play by important writer Jane Urquhart when she was a child, a design for a never-produced prototype of the ill-fated Avro Arrow airplane, and a book from the 1700s dealing with a mysterious (at the time) illness now thought to have been a form of syphilis.
Discover an exquisite Year of the Dragon embroidery that inspired a famous postage stamp, or a Stanley Cup souvenir bowl. You can also see one of the oldest books in our collection, which will be making its first public appearance: Mivachar Ha-Peninim (Choice of Pearls) by Solomon Ibn Gabirol, published in 1484.
For this special exhibition, each item was carefully handpicked and described by Library and Archives Canada professionals, so visitors could learn more about why every single one represents a small—but important—piece of our nation’s heritage.
If you live in or are visiting Canada’s capital, drop by to experience this unique and fascinating perspective on some of our newest collection pieces.