May 26, 2022

Canadian Library Association Posts Update About Upcoming Cuts at Library and Archives Canada

Posted Today on the CLA Web Site:

As part of CLA’s ongoing discussions with senior management at Library and Archives Canada, today CLA has received an update on LAC’s plans for implementing the cuts announced in the 2012 federal budget.

LAC is working on options for its ILL/Document Delivery service, with location searching no longer being offered, but guaranteeing continued access to their holdings, especially unique items. The options for access to LAC collections will be the subject of a consultation process scheduled for October 2012.

LAC is also taking the lead role in ensuring that the collections in federal libraries which are undergoing cuts are not lost, again, with special emphasis on unique items. In the medium term, LAC will be working with federal departments on options for library services within government.

Later this summer, LAC will hold a consultation with library associations on the future of Amicus, the national union catalogue.

CLA will continue to provide updated information on LAC’s efforts to adjust to their budget cuts as it becomes available.

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