Sharon Smith

Senior Project Manager, Library and Archives Canada (LAC)

Sharon has worked in information management at Library and Archives Canada (LAC) since 1999; currently as a Senior Project Manager in the Strategic Initiatives section of the Evaluation and Acquisition Branch. Since 2008, her work has focused primarily on government records - developing IM strategies, plans, policies, and guidelines; and on program delivery of LAC’s mandate to facilitate the management of information by government institutions. During this time, Sharon has led departmental and interdepartmental teams on recordkeeping projects and initiatives. She was a core member of the LAC team that worked with Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat to release the Directive on Recordkeeping.  She was also one of the principal authors of the Government's Guideline on Information Management: Setting Retention Specifications, and the Guideline on Information Management: Disposition. 

Sharon is a member of the International Council on Archives Records Management Expert Group; and a Canadian member for ISO TC46/SC11 (Archive and records management). 

Prior to her work in the government records area, she was a Senior Archival Standards Officer in the private records area of LAC; responsible for developing or revising corporate policies and standards for the description of archival material, as well as reviewing and providing feedback on national and international standards. Sharon was also involved in systems analysis and development, training, and policy development.

Last thing – she is a big fan of Open Government (and lucky enough to work on this at LAC too!).

Session Details


Tuesday 23rd May: 11:15am - 11:45am
Digital Recordkeeping in the Government of Canada


Library and Archives Canada's (LAC) mandate is to acquire, preserve and make accessible Canada’s documentary heritage. LAC also has a key role in advising Government of Canada (GC) institutions on the management of their records. 

There is clear direction in the GC to create and manage information exclusively in digital format. In line with this approach, any digital records created after April 1, 2017, of archival value, must be preserved and transferred to LAC in digital format. This session will focus on LAC’s effort to promote digital recordkeeping, including work on LAC’s Digital Curation Initiative, and Digital Asset Management system. 

Topic: Technology - best practices and innovation Enterprise Content Management

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