May 18, 2022

Report: Library and Archives Canada Service Cuts Hindering Research, Historians Complain”

From the Canadian Press (via CTV)

Researchers say recent service cuts at Canada’s national archives are making their work — already hampered by COVID-19 — even more challenging.

In a letter to Library and Archives Canada, the Canadian Historical Association urges the institution to reconsider reductions that have left its archival reading room open just three days a week.

Historians say the move means researchers from across the country, including students trying to complete degrees, must scramble for coveted appointments to view paper file holdings in the Ottawa reading room.

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See Also: Full Text of Letter From Canadian Historical Association

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