Cecret agreement to privatize digitizing LAC records « WLUFA

Cecret agreement to privatize digitizing LAC records

Greetings,

 

In light of the discussions over the past several days about the secret agreement to privatize digitizing LAC records, I thought you would like to see the article in today’s Ottawa Citizen “Former Library and Archives Canada boss criticizes private digitizing deal.”   Former Librarian and Archivist of Canada Ian Wilson  finds the deal wrong – arguing that the contents of our archives are  “a public good” like historic sites and national parks, and shouldn’t be sold back to us; and that “In effect we’re downloading the cost of digitization to the universities,”

 

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/travel/former+chief+archivist+Canada+criticizes+deal+private/8522836/story.html]

 

Regards,

 

Jim

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Created on: Friday, June 14th, 2013

Last updated on: Tuesday, May 20th, 2014