Category Archives: LAC

Services to LAC worth 3.5 million under investigation…

“Criminal charges have been laid against one company and six individuals [former administrators in LAC] for their alleged roles with respect to a bid-rigging conspiracy relating to federal government contracts for the supply of professional information technology (IT) services to … Continue reading

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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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