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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ABQLA Letter to Honorable James Moore
York University Librarians Speak Out about NADP LAC Cuts
The librarians chapter of the York University Faculty Association have made available their recent letters to ministers of the Government of Canada.
The letter regarding the National Archival Development Program and the Canadian Council of Archives cuts can be found here.
The letter written regarding the Library and Archives Canada cuts can be found here.
Additionally, those involved in the Portugese Canadian History Project at York University have written to government ministers about the cuts, also addressing the cuts to the “Understanding Canada” program. The PCHP letter can be read here.
Archivistes et supporteurs: des Marches dans les régions / Regional Archivists’ and Supporters’ Treks
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 dans le cadre de la Marche vers Ottawa des archivistes. SVP utilisez le volet “Information” de http://archiviststrek2012.tumblr.com/ ou envoyez un message par l’entremise de Twitter (@ArchivistTrek), ou encore contactez les organisateurs sur notre Google group.
Communiquez avec nous dès que possible, de cette manière nous pourrons faire en sorte que le travail soit fait et que les choses bougent !
Are you helping to organize an event for May 28th in your region? Are you participating in an event or would like to participate in one? Would you like to see something happen in your region but don’t know who to contact or where to start?
We are looking to put together a list of cities & towns in which meet-ups are taking place on 28 May 2012 in conjunction with the Archivists’ On to Ottawa Trek. Please use the “Information” submission form at http://archiviststrek2012.tumblr.com/, send a message via Twitter to @ArchivistsTrek, or contact the organizers through our Google group.
Let us know as soon as possible to so we can get the word out and help get things going!
A short post from the Union Library Workers blog about cuts to the NADP and at LAC. Includes a link to an Ottawa Citizen article about the union representing LAC staff and their response to the widespread federal job cuts.