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.
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 in the “digital age.””
How nice.And “representative” in no way implies selective history, right? Just like the recent War of 1812 campaign?
Also, for all of James Moore’s fanfare about digitization the other day, here are the facts from people who actually know what they’re talking about: “a generous estimate is only 4% of the LAC collection has been digitized to date – a poor record that will be made worse by the cuts announced on April 30, 2012, which reduced digitization staff by 50%.”
Other updates include less access for the public and researchers and decentralization of collections. You can read it here.
Personally, I’m fighting more on the behalf of the NADP cut, but this is also bad. The LAC officials decided to cut that program, but their own workers are seeing losses too.
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