Canadian national heritage available worldwide

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has agreed to use OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services as its library services platform and to move its National Union Catalogue to WorldCat. These moves are designed to make Canada's documentary heritage more widely available. As Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada, said when the announcement was made in March 2017: “This agreement will enable LAC and the Canadian library community to make the published heritage of our country more accessible than ever before, and to share Canada's culture and knowledge with the world.”

LAC’s current union catalog data is to be loaded and maintained in WorldCat, which already represents the collections of hundreds of Canadian libraries. A subset of WorldCat will offer a Canadian view of the catalog, and a link to this subset will be available on the LAC website.