BIBLIOCRACY: My ideal LAC "Code of Conduct" Press release -
This is the draft document I put together on behalf of IPC regarding the LAC Code of Conduct, from which the official BCLA Press Release was born. Thanks to my IPC colleagues for their tireless efforts at researching and refining this document! Much wailing and gnashing of teeth was heard as we…
Spreading the word!
CLA statement about new Code Of Conduct -
The Canadian Library Association has issued a formal statement about the recent Code of Conduct issued by Library and Archives Canada. You can read the document via the link above.
I got quite the surprise this morning when I learned that Carol Off of CBC’s “As It Happens” wanted to interview me about the LAC “Code of Ethics” situation. After having several miniature heart attacks, I did my best to gather my wits and said “yes”, because the chance of getting the LAC situation on a national current affairs program - let alone “As It Happens” - does not come up every day.
If you’re so inclined, you can listen to the interview here.
ACA Responds to New LAC Code of Conduct -
The Association of Canadian Archivists has issued a formal response regarding Library and Archives Canada’s new Code of Conduct. The letter can be viewed via the link above.
BIBLIOCRACY: LAC "Code of Conduct": First Look -
Some courageous soul has finally leaked Library and Archives Canada’s “Code of Conduct”. It is the most profound encapsulation of the problems at LAC I have seen in almost a year of very intense involvement with advocacy around the problems there. I think that if many organisations and…
Some seriously terrifying new developments at LAC.
National Library Cuts Severing Ties With Past -
8 January 2013 article from the Prince George Citizen which outlines some of the direct affects on Canadian citizens of the cuts made at Library and Archives Canada, as well as ongoing issues resulting from the 2012 cuts.
Erreurs et coupes à Archives Canada: Le directeur n'accepte pas les reproches -
Un article et une vidéo de TVA Nouvelles sur les coupes et les erreurs à BAC.
Recent plans by the Dutch government to dismantle the Broadcast Music Centre in Hilversum (which include abolishing the orchestra and chorus) may result in the disappearance of one of western Europe’s largest sheet music libraries. Unless independent funds can be raised by the MCO library in the next nine months, the scores will be sold to dealers or worse. Around 5,000 have already been digitized, the rest will be lost. — IAML | International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (via archivalia)
More troubles on the European side of things.
New letter from the Bibliographical Society of Canada -
An excellent and thorough letter, dated 18 November 2012, responding to the reply sent to the Bibliographical Society of Canada by Minister of Canadian Heritage James Moore after earlier letters sent by the BSC.
Perhaps this should encourage us to re-write to our own MPs or Minister Moore regarding our experiences since the cuts have taken place!