Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is releasing immigration heritage online kits today at the TD National Reading Summit III: A Reading Canada-Building a Plan, in Vancouver. At the event, Fabien Lengellé, Director General of the Services Branch at LAC, presented the content of the kits and how they relate to the TD National Reading Summit themes of literacy and citizenship.
“LAC is well positioned to partner on programs that support literacy and increased access to the country’s documentary heritage. Both elements help to build a solid foundation that allows for active citizenship to take root,” said Lengellé.
Relating to the Chinese, Japanese and East Indian communities, the kits presented at the launch are the first three of 24 that will be released this year. Each kit includes lists of digital resources for a specific ethno-cultural group, allowing users to access photographs, works of art, texts, music and all other material available for that respective group.
In addition, these kits will enable users to search numerous LAC databases and catalogues to find more information to complete their research on ethno-cultural groups of interest. Access to countless rich and varied holdings is just a click away via the online kits.
These new tools illustrate LAC’s commitment to providing Canadians with quick and easy access to their online documentary heritage.