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.
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.
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.
More troubles on the European side of things.
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!
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.