Below is a call for comments from Library and Archives Canada.
My primary concern is access. Despite having made progress in recent years LAC remains behind other peer institutions internationally in making its holdings openly and freely available. For instance, why is LAC withholding the 1926 census of the Prairie provinces which was officially released from Stats Can control several months ago? Improving ILL access for public libraries is a good one too. How about funding for national digitization initaives?
Until September 14, LAC is asking Canadians: What do you envision as this—your—institution’s priorities and activities? What trends could affect LAC’s work?
It’s easy to participate: visit the LAC/BAC web page on “Share your thoughts on our three-year plan”<http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/about-us/consultations/Pages/default.aspx> and send them your ideas and suggestions.