New Head of Library and Archives Canada Website #announcements #canada #records

Jan Meisels Allen


The Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has announced historian Andrea Eidinger as the new head of the website.


In Gail Dever’s blog, Genealogy à la carte, she informs us that, “according to Dr. Eidinger’s biography on The Canadian Encyclopedia where she has written several articles, she holds a B.A. (Hon) in History from McGill University and a Ph.D. in History from the University of Victoria.

Her research examines the intersections of gender and ethnicity in postwar Canada, particularly with respect to the role that Jewish women have played in the establishment of Jewish-Canadian identity.”


In its multi-year project, LAC plans to develop a new, user-friendly website and improve the search experience. Content that is offensive, redundant or outdated will be removed or rewritten. An “archived” notice will be placed on pages with older content that is still useful, but will not be updated. In some cases, content may be removed from these pages.


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Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee