Monthly Archives: March 2013

10th Anniversary of the UTFA Librarians Committee – Monday, March 25

Dear Colleagues, There are still a few seats left for Monday’s event at the University of Toronto Faculty Club. Do join us! Below is a detailed schedule of the event followed by speakers’ biographies. Monday, March 25, 2013, 12:00 noon … 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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Toronto Star Article on LAC

See http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2013/03/10/historical_letters_not_wanted_at_library_and_archives_canada_critics_say.print.html

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EX LIBRIS ASSOCIATION releases statement on LAC and calls for Parliamentary Review

EX LIBRIS ASSOCIATION STATEMENT ON LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA – Feb. 2013 After 2004, when the functions of a national library, archives, and potential museum were assumed by LAC under new legislation, various studies were undertaken to determine what LAC … Continue reading

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Support Intellectual Freedom in Canada – Sign the Petition for Dale Askey

If you are believe in intellectual and academic freedom, sign the petition that urges Herbert Richardson, founder and editor of Edwin Mellen Press, to drop the last remaining libel lawsuit against Dale Askey. https://www.change.org/petitions/edwin-mellen-press-end-libel-suit-against-dale-askey

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Librarians – Who Owns the Rights to Your Professional Creations? Do you know?

At the University of Toronto we have a Copyright Policy which today includes ‘librarians’. For the full policay see http://www.governingcouncil.utoronto.ca/policies/copyright.htm Did you know that: “2.1 The University will own Copyright in all Works which are: (a) created by an Author … Continue reading

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THE SEARCH FOR LIBRARIANS’ POWER* at the University of Toronto

*A homage to William H. Nelson, The Search for Faculty Power: The History of the University of Toronto Faculty Association 1942-1992. (Canadian Scholar’s Press, 1993, reprinted 2006). Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Librarians Standing Committee of the University of … Continue reading

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