While I’m not seeing a lot of comment on the new LAC website my impression is that the awareness is high and the experience is on the positive side.
Moving to new does mean bookmarks, and the directions on where to find things in publications no longer work as they did. It’s particularly annoying for someone who, having just completed an article, now has to edit it.
If the site structure stays as it is, and you don’t need to see again the four items highlighted with pictures on the main page, consider bookmarking https://library-archives.canada.ca/eng/collection/Pages/collection.aspx or https://library-archives.canada.ca/eng/collection/research-help/Pages/research-help.aspx/ — it would be helpful if the “Search the Collections” search box were at the top of that page too.
I wrote to LAC asking about maps, newspapers, and directories. A prompt reply from Andrea Eidinger, Team Lead – Web, LAC Communications and Marketing Branch, informed
“We are currently working on creating new guides for the maps, newspapers, and directories. In the meantime, we have a new page with information on our microfilm newspaper holdings (Newspapers (canada.ca)), the old directories page remains accessible (Canadian Directories Collection – Library and Archives Canada (bac-lac.gc.ca)), and a new guide for maps will be coming soon.”
Let us know what you think.