Category Archives: Archives

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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Fifth Estate on CBC Special “Silence of the Labs” Jan. 10

This is good news – please share with colleagues, neighbours and politicians. The greater awareness of what is happening the better. CBC Fifth Estate is doing a special on the cutbacks of science programs, funding, libraries and research in Canada … 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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Questions Raised About Bonuses Paid to Dr. Caron at LAC?

Two French newspapers have commented on the questions raised by bonuses given to the Director of the Library and Archives of Canada, Le Journal de Montreal, http://www.journaldemontreal.com/2012/11/27/des-compressions-bidon and TVA Nouvelles, http://tvanouvelles.ca/lcn/infos/national/archives/2012/11/20121127-210131.html .

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Canadian Heritage at Risk – Government Cuts Threatening Canada’s History

Are any of our politicians really listening? The government’s public proclamation that the LAC digitization of collections will some how fill the void created by a 20% loss of 500 employees, the elimination of grants and funding to support archival … Continue reading

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End of ILL Services at the Library and Archives of Canada in Ottawa

It is a sad day for many users of our national library. Please note the following announcement: End of ILL Services Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services at Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will end in December 2012. Users of LAC’s current … Continue reading

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