News from Library and Archives Canada

News from Library and Archives Canada

Library and Archives Canada

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:

  • Amicus

  • Fed search

  • Collection Canada.gc.ca

  • Canadian Authority

  • Mikan

  • Web Trakker

  • Persfile

  • 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.

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