Canada: Archivists Protest in Ottawa Over Federal Cuts (Audio & Video Reports)
From the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation:
Archivists from across Canada protested in Ottawa on Monday over a funding cut that will affect efforts to preserve Canadian history in small historical archives and museums in dozens of communities.
The National Archival Development Program — a federal grant program with a budget of about $1.7 million annually — was cut as part of $9.6 million in reductions to Library and Archives Canada.
“It’s seed money to help community archives across Canada help preserve and make accessible to Canadians our documentary heritage,” Lara Wilson, chair of the Canadian Council of Archives, told CBC’s Sunday Edition.
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The report also includes links to a 2 minute video report and a 22 minute discussion about the cuts that was broadcast yesterday.
From CBC Sunday Edition (May 28, 2012):
Angry Archivists: Facing cuts to programs and staff, archivists Lara Wilson and Nancy Marelli, who normally chronicle political movements, are starting one.
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