Wednesday, October 19, 2016

L'effet Berthiaume at Library and Archives Canada

Quill and Quire reports on the rebirth of LAC as a cultural commons in Ottawa under the leadership of Guy Berthiaume, with the return of events, speakers, seminars and other previous victims of austerity.
In years past, the library was a hub for major literary and cultural events, from book launches to exhibitions and concerts. Its ground floor buzzed with activity. Now, following six years of austerity measures that saw massive budget cuts and a hold on new acquisitions, LAC is once again becoming an animated place and a force in the arts community.
How LAC is doing as an archives also matters, shall we say.  But this is important too.

Hat-tip Fred Stenson's 
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