Monthly Archives: May 2012

UTFA expresses concerns over cutbacks to LAC and NADP

Please find attached a letter expressing UTFA’s concerns over the recent cutbacks to the Library and Archives Canada, the NADP and elimination of jobs, sent to Minister James Moore, May 30, 2012.

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Interesting Article Questions the Cost of Sueing Libraries over Copyright Issues

As we debate the pros and cons of the current Access Copyright issue, here is an interesting article “Does it Pay to Sue Libraries? ” Library Journal By Kevin L. Smith on May 24, 2012 http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2012/05/opinion/peer-to-peer-review/does-it-pay-to-sue-libraries-peer-to-peer-review/

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Petition for International Colleagues – Support for LAC and NADP

For colleagues located outside Canada, here is a petition designed for the global community. Please, sign, circulate and share with your colleagues.: http://www.change.org/petitions/make-it-better-write-a-letter-help-save-canada-s-national-archival-development-program

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University of New Brunswick Opts out of Access Copyright

The University of New Brunswick has taken their library’s advice and has opted out of the Access Copyright agreement, information just released. More information when available.

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York University will not sign the Access Copyright Licence

The full announcement by York University can be read at: http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2012/05/29/york-will-not-enter-access-copyright-licence/

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LAC Cutbacks – Which libraries will be affected?

The following libraries will be closed or be affected by the cutbacks: Human Resources and Skills Development Canada;  Transport Canada;  Public Service Commission of Canada;  Public Works and Government Services;   Natural Resources Canada;   Parks Canada; Industry Canada;   Citizenship and Immigration … Continue reading

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Day of Action Called for LAC, May 31 – Show your support in what you wear

Library and Archives and Federal Library Day of Action May 31st 2012 Show your support for Library and Archives Canada and federal libraries by wearing a white shirt and/or black ribbon on Thursday, May 31st. Show your support for everyone … Continue reading

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