Excellent article from the Ottawa Citizen on the state of Library and Archives Canada.
Archivalia: Historical Archive of the City of Cologne: Please sign the petition against the planning stop
Links & information (in English) regarding the Cologne Archives petition mentioned previously.
Canadian Members of Parliament Andrew Cash & Pierre Nantel questioned the Conservative Party leaders in the House of Commons regarding the requirements of Library and Archives Canada’s new 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.
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.
Great photos and article about action taken on Halloween by members of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada - and some zombies.
Many thanks to The Canadian Council for Information Science / Conseil Canadien des sciences de l’information for this letter, and to Bibliocracy for posting it on Tumblr (click title link to view the letter).
I’m again pleased to present a very important contribution to the ever-growing chorus of protest over the recent changes at LAC.
Below is the text of a letter sent some months ago to Minister Moore by the deans of every library and information science faculty in Canada; it compliments a similar letter from Canada’s archival science instructors. Many thanks and congratulations to these distinguished scholars, educators, and innovators for lending their voices to the debate.
Gov. Nathan Deal and Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced today that the state will restore $125,000 to Kemp’s budget to keep the Georgia State Archives open to Georgians for the remainder of the budget year.
“Georgia’s Archives are a showcase of our state’s rich history and a source of great pride,” said Deal. “I worked quickly with my budget office and Secretary Kemp to ensure that Georgians can continue to come to Morrow to study and view the important artifacts kept there. I appreciate Secretary Kemp’s commitment to work with me to find a solution.”
The extra funding provides for Georgia State Archives to be open to the public through June 30 of next year. On July 1, the Georgia Archives will be transferred to University System of Georgia, pending approval of the move by the General Assembly. This transfer will include appropriations required for operation and assets of the Georgia Archives. Additional staff will be provided by USG at that time. Deal and Kemp intend to find efficiencies by consolidating the Archives under the University System of Georgia, just as the state has sought to do with the library system.
“From the beginning of this budget process, I have stated that it was my hope that current access to the Archives could be maintained,” Kemp said. “I greatly appreciate Governor Deal’s leadership and recognize the difficult decisions that had to be made in order to identify this funding. He has proposed a plan that supports Archives not just this year, but for years to come.”
Deal’s budgetary commitment allows Georgia State Archives to maintain its current access hours.
If only the Canadian situation would similarly improve. Congrats to the Georgia Archives folks!
The British Columbia Library Association has put together a campaign to protest the cuts at Library and Archives Canada and other Federal libraries. Follow the link to learn more and see how you can participate.
Un campagne de “British Columbia Library Association” pour protester contre les coupes à Bibliothèque et Archives Canada et d’autres bibliothèques du gouvernement fédéral.
Un blog qui traite de la situation courant au BAC: quand la retraite s’inscrit dans la cadre d’un « réaménagement des effectifs ».
A blog that discusses the current situation at LAC: when retirements happen within the context of a “workforce adjustment”.