Category Archives: LAC

LAC issues new CODE OF CONDUCT

Pressure from the community has had an impact. A new Code of Conduct has been issued by Library and Archives Canada. For a comparison, here is the old version LAC Code of Conduct Jan 2013   versus the new version … Continue reading

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CAPAL 2014 Report to the Royal Society of Canada on the Role of Professional Academic Librarians and Archivists

CAPAL has submitted a report to the Royal Society of Canada on the The Status and Future of Canada’s Libraries and Archives, emphasizing the role of academic librarians and professional archivists in the future of Canada’s libraries and archives. ********** … Continue reading

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UofT Organized Rally at Queens Park – Scientists’ Right to Know – Sept. 16, 2013

Check out the video, see your colleagues speak out against increasing censorship in the sciences by the government, cutbacks at LAC, reps from across the campus and colleagues from York University: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ALFHhAcr-M&feature=youtu.be

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Prof. Ariel Katz Raises Questions Concerning ‘Legal Rights’ of LAC and Canadiana.org

His full comments are available in this PDF version of his blog Ariel-Katz-LACBlog-July2013 or from his website http://arielkatz.org/archives/2848

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Letters from Canadian Organizations Sent to Minister James Moore Concerning LAC

The Royal Society of Canada, Letter May 27, 2013. Ex-Libris Association, Letter June 6, 2013

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University of Toronto: Resource Group on Libraries of the Association of Faculties of Medicine in Canada

Concerns are rising across all disciplines affected by the governmental changes happening at the Library and Archives Canada. The changes are having far reaching consequences that our public needs to hear about. The Resource Group on Libraries of the Association … Continue reading

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Time for a Professional Librarian / Archivist to Head Library and Archives Canada

As information is gradually leaked to the press, the amount of expenses declared the Dr. Caron, ex-head of LAC, escalates. In the Ottawa Citizen, May 15, 2013, it states an excess of $170,000 for a range of expenses, some in-appropriate, … Continue reading

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LAC nominated for the annual Canadian Association of Journalists’ Code of Silence Award

In the Wall Street Journal in New York , May 4, it was noted that the Library and Archives Canada was nominated by the Canadian Association of Journalists for its …”code of conduct that keeps staff members from speaking at … Continue reading

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Consequences of Government Interference in the Preservation of Canada’s History

There are reasons why administrators who are not archivists or librarians, but politicians, should not be leading and determining the fate of Canada’s documentary heritage, such as we have seen at the Library and Archives Canada. This is clearly evident … Continue reading

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Muzzling Librarians and Archivists – A Growing Trend in Canada

First you hear about academic librarians being sued for speaking publicly about  their professional views and now you hear how the Canadian Government is imposing a code of behavior that seeks to prevent librarians and archivists at the Library and … Continue reading

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