Daily Archives: May 2, 2012

CAUT Distinguished Librarians Award Goes to a University of Toronto Academic Librarian

Dear colleagues, Please join us in congratulating Kent Weaver, an academic librarian in Information Technology Services in the John P. Robarts Research Library at the University of Toronto who has been awarded the Distinguished Librarians Award by CAUT. This is … Continue reading

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UT Lawyers who were involved with the Access Copyright contract

Here is another interesting perspective, looking at the background of the UofT lawyers involved in the Access Copyright deal and whether this is a ‘done’ deal, see http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120501/21102718735/did-one-sided-legal-advice-lead-to-terrible-copyright-deal-canadian-universities.shtml#comments  

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Media Coverage of Dire Situation at LAC

See article in Globe and Mail, today: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/visiting-library-and-archives-in-ottawa-not-without-an-appointment/article2418960/ Read Susan Crean’s article “National Archives Blues” in the Literary Review of Canada http://reviewcanada.ca/essays/2011/01/01/national-archives-blues/

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Serious situation developing at LAC, alert your colleagues and faculty, news from CAUT

What is the reality behind the recent announcement of cuts to the Library and Archives Canada? CAUT has released the following information which shows the serious impact the cuts will have on the collection and use of Canada’s cultural heritage. … Continue reading

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