Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Launch of Canada Gazette Database 1841-1997

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has launched a new website called A Nation's Chronicle: The Canada Gazette:

"Often referred to as 'the official newspaper of the Government of Canada,' the Canada Gazette has been an important instrument in the Canadian democratic process for more than 160 years. It has served to inform Canadians of the operations of government and to involve them actively in the legislative process. With this site, Library and Archives Canada (LAC), in co-operation with the Canada Gazette Directorate, Public Works and Government of Services Canada, will make the Gazette available online, in its entirety, for the first time (...)"
Approximately 30% (almost 300,000 pages) of the total Canada Gazette content is now online. This includes:
  • Part I - 1983-1997
  • Part II - 1950-1976, 1983-1997
  • Part III - 1985-1997

And, of course, everything from 1998 onwards has been available online for some time now.

By the fall of 2008, LAC will be adding the earliest issues of the Gazette, from 1841 to 1950. By spring 2009, all issues of the Canada Gazette will be available online.

The database will allow keyword searching of all issues dating back to the very first one.

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 12:56 pm


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