According to their web site, “The mission of the Library of Parliament is to provide Parliament, in a timely fashion, with comprehensive and reliable information, documentation, research and analysis while maintaining extensive and pertinent collections to support the functions of legislation and representation; and to provide information about Canadaâ€™s Parliament to the public.”
With so many parliamentary publications available electronicly, how will the Library of Parliament assure preservation? In an April 26, 2006 response to a recent query on this topic to the Infodep mailing list, Cynthia Hubbertz, Chief, Collection Development of the Library of Parliament said:
At the Library of Parliament , we are actually building a print preservation collection precisely because we believe, as many do, that print has no equal for long term preservation, and that, as publications go WEB only, we have a duty to preserve them in print.
You should be able to eventually find the entire e-mail in the Infodep archives.
Kudos to the Library of Parliament for thinking long-term.
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