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Libraries and Archives

Authored by: Ian E. Wilson , Sean F. Berrigan

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
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Canada’s libraries and archives have evolved from the first library in 1605 to become modern knowledge and cultural heritage institutions in the twenty-first century. Key developments in this evolution are outlined in this entry together with a profile of 13 major Canadian archives and libraries. The roles and issues of national library and archival associations and groups are examined as well as the development of professional education in Canada. It concludes with a discussion of a number of challenges and issues facing Canada’s libraries and archives.

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