"We are stunned": The Response of Archivists →
A response from archivists at the Dalhousie University Archives and Special Collections. This blog post provides excellent examples of the tremendous and immediate impact that the federal cuts have on archives right across the country. Lists of previous NADP-funded projects and ways to get involved are also included.
Program Cut Devastating →
Another great article, this time from Cindy E. Harnett with the Victoria Times Colonist. Published May 4, it features an interview with Lara Wilson and some great examples of work funded by NADP - including the planned September update to archivescanada.ca, which will no longer happen.
National Archival Development Program, 2006-2012 →
An informed and heartfelt response from the Jewish Public Library Archives (Montreal). Touches on the individual experiences of their own NADP-funded projects, and mourns for the loss to Canada more broadly.
Conservatives defend cuts to Archives Canada →
Another article by Teresa Smith for Postmedia News, this time from Canada.com and featuring the response of the Government to the public and professional outcry against the resource cuts. The argument that is put forth by the government is that making cuts will actually make things more accessible, which is impossible in reality. As one twitter user noted when sharing this article, what the...
Vow to Get Loud →
The Vancouver Sun published “Government librarians vow to get loud over federal budget cuts” on May 2. The article, by Teresa Smith for Postmedia News, features responses from stakeholder associations in addition to providing general information on the resource cuts and their impacts.
CHA/SHC Response to the Federal Cuts →
The link above will take you to the statement made by the the Canadian Historical Association / la Société historique du Canada in response to the recent federal funding and service cuts in in the heritage sector (in English). Cliquez ici pour le français.
Audio of CBC News Coverage
A CBC new story titled “was published on May 2, covering the cuts to the federal libraries and archives. Audio of report by Susan Lunn for CBC News (Ottawa) on the funding cuts to archives is available with the news story. The report includes clips from interviews with James Turk (CAUT), Harold Floyd (LAC), plus government ministers James Moore and Tony Clement. You can follow this link to...
Questions about the Archivists' Trek
If anyone has questions about what is being planned, what is going on regionally, or basically anything about Archivists’ Trek 2012, please use the “Information” button found at the top of the page. Include your name and email address too, so you can be contacted if needed. If it is a general question that others might want the answer to, I will post the question anonymously...
CAUT - Save LAC Campaign →
Here’s the link for the campaign that The Canadian Association of University Teachers has been running for some time now. Another good way to take action!
CALL TO ACTION
(by Canadian Council of Archives) Who: To members of the archival community and archives supporters What: The following call to action is in response to the elimination of the National Archival Development Program by Library and Archives Canada (LAC) on April 30, 2012, and the resulting impact on Canada’s 13 provincial and territorial archives councils, and the Canadian Council of Archives. ...
APPEL À L’ACTION
(par Conseil canadien des archives) Destinataires: Les membres de la communauté archivistique et tous ceux et celles qui soutiennent les archives. Objet: Cet appel à l’action est lancé en réaction à l’abolition du Programme national de développement des archives par Bibliothèque et Archives Canada (BAC) le 30 avril 2012, et à ses conséquences néfastes sur les 13 conseils d’archives...
Of all national assets, archives are the most precious. They are the gift of one...– Sir Arthur Doughty, Dominion Archivist, 1924