"…the Library and Archives of Canada Act establishes an ambitious, wide-ranging mandate related to the acquisition, preservation and making known of Canada’s collective memory. Through a continuing multi-year process across LAC, we have been consolidating and focusing our efforts on the core activities most relevant to our mandate and to the interests of Canadians. Consistent with the government-wide priorities announced in the 2008 Speech from the Throne to ensure sound budgeting and make government more effective, we are applying a strategic perspective to our mandate, evaluating our processes and rethinking our practices to get the best results from our resources. Those steps are enabling us to become a knowledge institution fully in line with changing information environment in Canada and worldwide."
re: ‘effective, sound budgeting’: Two people in the past two days have now told me that LAC will be freezing/eliminating its acquisitions budget…if so…whither Canada’s collective memory?
Anyone else heard anything about this?