The Progressive Librarians Guild London Chapter is hosting a roundtable discussing the recent cuts to Library and Archives Canada.
Wednesday October 17th, 12pm in Room 295, North Campus Building, Western University
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The 2012 Federal Government’s Budget significantly reduced the funding available to Libraries and Archives Canada (LAC). These budget reductions have led to a major cut in staffing at LAC and also led to the cancellation of the National Archives Development Program (NADP).The cancellation of the NADP is a threat to the long term preservation and continual access to Canada’s rich information history.
Without the NADP or a successor program, the ability of Canadian archivist to preserve Canada’s documentary history will be reduced significantly. The funds distributed from the NADP were used to leverage financial and partnership opportunities for local archives across Canada. Archives will find it increasingly difficult to take advantage of these opportunities without Federal support. As a result, archives’ ability to preserve and provide access to Canada’s rich collection of historical documents, photographs, maps and audio-visual materials will be severely diminished.Our discussion on October 17th, lead by Carolyn Bart-Riedstra and Robin Keirstead, will be on how these cuts have affected you, and what types of actions we can take to save Library and Archives Canada.If you are interested in learning more about these cuts and how you can help please come out to NCB room 295 at noon!Some Resources you may be interested in: