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BAnQ celebrates its 10th anniversary: A decade spent enriching the memory, culture and knowledge of all Quebecers

Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) is celebrating its 10th anniversary today. In fact, on January 31, 2006, this new entity was officially launched, when Bill 69 went in effect, amending the Act respecting the Bibliothèque nationale du Québec, the Archives Act and other legislative provisions. This date marks the introduction of Archives nationales du Québec within the institution and the start of a wonderful history of complementarity between archival science and library science.

On January 31, 2006, BAnQ became the largest cultural institution in Québec. Preserving and promoting Québec’s heritage materials along with a vast universal collection for the benefit of current and future generations, it has developed and continues to develop an unparalleled model that includes a large-scale public library, a national library, national archives and a large virtual library. Over the past ten years, it has made unique services available to citizens.   

“The creation of BAnQ marks a milestone in the history of Québec,” said Christiane Barbe, Chair and Chief Executive Officer. “For 10 years, we have been contributing to the enrichment of the memory, culture and knowledge of all Quebecers and we intend to continue to grow by investing all our know-how in this crucial mission. ”

The institution’s major projects include BAnQ numérique, for which the first phase was launched last December. This new platform, which already contains all of BAnQ’s online digital resources, will eventually bring together the institution’s entire digital offer on a single site, which is both user-friendly and easy to access. The platform BAnQ numérique, the institution's flagship project for 2020, is being developed with financing obtained under Québec’s Plan culturel numérique (http://culturenumerique.mcc.gouv.qc.ca/).

Moreover, BAnQ intends to continue to demonstrate its leadership in the library and information community, in addition to making the Grande Bibliothèque and all of its buildings propitious living spaces where all citizens can gather and find fulfilment.

It goes without saying that, in the wake of the news that Bibliothèque Saint-Sulpice has returned to the fold of BAnQ, we will make developing the refreshing Saint-Sulpice Incubator project, which is dedicated to creating a unique creative living space for teenagers, a priority.

 

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