Organization Type: National Library
IIPC Contact Email: email@example.com
Start date: 2005
Archive interface languages: English, French
Access methods: Alphabetic browsing by federal government department name and URL
The Library and Archives of Canada Act (2004) empowers Library and Archives Canada (LAC) to collect Canadian websites for the purposes of digital preservation. LAC began harvesting the Canadian federal web domain beginning in December 2005, which is then made available to the public via the Government of Canada Web Archive (GCWA). The content of the GCWA is discoverable and accessible via alphabetic indices by federal department name and URL. LAC also curates non-federal thematic collections including social media, which are at present consulted on-premises only.