Anonymous asked: How can archivists and archives lovers outside Canada help you guys out?
Graduate Students in History Oppose Federal Cuts →
The Graduate History Students’ Association at York University has gathered together to cry out against the recent federal cuts to “institutions and programs that support the preservation, research, and accessibility of our country’s collective past.” The statement & call to action provides an excellent list of resources to help others inform themselves about the cuts...
National Archival Development Program (NADP) Cuts... →
A wonderful blog post about how the NADP has helped the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia and what the cuts mean for the institution.
Sauvons le PNDA →
La présidente du Réseau des services d’archives du Québec a envoyé une infolettre rassemblant toutes les information sur l’abolition du PNDA. Si-vous-plaît visitez le site web du RAQ pour plus d’informations: http://www.raq.qc.ca/ The president of the Réseau des services d’archives du Québec has put together and Infolettre outlining all the cuts being made to the NADP. ...
Élimination du Programme national de Développement... →
Les archives du Séminaires St-Joseph à Trois-Rivières présentées au téléjournal/Mauricie. Ils ont parlé au sujet de l’élimination du Programme national de Développement des archives. On commence à 6min40.
Anonymous asked: Is there an organized approach to travel to Ottawa being planned - school bus for southwestern Ontario, etc.?
This Week in Heritage / Patrimoine Hebdomadaire →
Le Conseil des organismes du patrimoine d’Ottawa a inclus la Marche des archivistes vers Ottawa dans leur dernier communiqué! The Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa has included the Archivists’ On to Ottawa trek in their latest newsletter!
SAA Opposes Elimination of Canadian Archives... →
May 11, 2012—SAA has sent a letter to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages opposing an April 30 decision by Library and Archives Canada to eliminate the National Archival Development Program and the Canadian Council on Archives.
Ottawa Trek Schedule Now Available!
The schedule for the 28 May 2012 Ottawa Archivists’ Trek activities is now available! Please select the Details/Détails & Action tab at the top of our site to view. Aussi disponible en français à la même page.
Attacking the Foundations of Canada's History and... →
An excellent piece by Eric Sager of the University of Victoria, published May 11 by the Times Colonist. The piece discusses the recent federal government cuts to archives, parks, and culture - and the impacts for Canada. Sager gives a name to this activity too - Harperizing Canada’s history and heritage.
Inspiration at the Archives →
The link above will take you to a CBC Manitoba article about the May 10th Manitoba Day Awards, which honours users of Manitoba archives who have taken records and made use of them in their community, their country, and the world. This year’s honourees included people working on community history projects, academic books, films, and Canadian recording artist John K. Samson. Sampson, along...
At the Risk of Failing All Canadians →
A letter-to-the-editor published by The News Review of Yorkton, written by Larry Birkbeck of Regina. Provides a concise but pointed response to the federal cuts to Library and Archives Canada.
Deceptive and misguided: LAC RPP 2012-2013 →
A wonderful article by John D. Reid about recent cuts and the release of the Library and Archives Canada 2012-2013 Report on Plans and Priorities.
Anonymous asked: I would like to participate in someway, but will not be able to travel to Ottawa. I am in Toronto. Has an event been planned in the Toronto area?
Archivistes et supporteurs: des Marches dans les...
Participez-vous à l’organisation d’une marche dans votre région ? Participez-vous à un événement ou désirez-vous participer à un tel événement ? Aimeriez-vous que quelque chose se passe dans votre région, mais vous ne savez pas qui contacter ou par où commencer ? Nous aimerions constituer une liste des villes où des marches ou rassemblements auront lieu le 28 mai 2012...
What kind of government cuts public access to its... →
This interview provides a great example of how the NADP elimination will affect community archives across Canada. Walter Cordery of Nanaimo Daily News interviews Christine Meutzner of the Nanaimo Community Archives in an article published 4 May 2012.
CBC New Brunswick Interview on NADP cuts →
CBC New Brunswick’s Information Morning Fredericton broadcast an interview with Melissa McCarthy, Archives Advisor with the Council of New Brunswick Archives on 9 May 2012. Includes an explanation of what archival councils do and the value of archival services.
ASA Position on Elimination of NADP Funding →
The Archives Society of Alberta had realeased an official response to the elimination of the National Archival Development Program. The statement includes a call for the reinstatement of the NADP and some examples of projects made possible by NADP funding.
Save LAC campaign update. →
A post by snarkyarchivist which provides a link to an update provided by those running the Save LAC campaign organized by the Canadian Association of University Teachers. snarkyarchivist: They are changing their “commitment to acquire and maintain a comprehensive collection of Canada’s documentary heritage. Instead, LAC officials argue that a “representative” collection is all that is possible...