Auditor General: Federal archives sitting on mountain of unsorted documents
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The federal archives is sitting on a backlog of 98,000 boxes of undocumented government records, some dating to 1890, says Canada’s auditor general.
Library and Archives Canada (LAC), which serves as the permanent repository Continue reading
Petition to Release the 1921 Canadian Census NOW
I have written several times about all the recent problems with the 1921 Canadian census. The time period for keeping it hidden has expired and the Canadian citizens expected those records to be released to the public before now. (You can see my earlier articles by starting at http://goo.gl/3kpRg.) The records reportedly have already been released Statistics Canada to Library and Archives Canada (LAC) for scanning and releasing to the public. However, there is no announced plan as to when the records will become available to the public, if ever.
To protest this action, Bill Robinson has created an online petition addressed to Continue reading
An internal document from Library and Archives Canada suggests the department is considering a paywall to help pay for digitizing its content, but that plan has been delayed until at least the fall. Part of a plan posted on an archivist’s Tumblr blog involves a 10-year agreement with non-profit group Canadiana.org.
“The agreement … provides for 10 years of exclusive rights for Canadiana to monetize the collections in exchange for making them accessible online,” the document said.
Details may be found in an article on the CBC News web site at http://goo.gl/5JFfq
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|Library and Archives Canada’s Secret Book Deal Generates Angry Responses
Controversy continues to swirl around Library and Archives Canada. The latest scandal is a secret deal negotiated with Canadiana.ca
, a private high-tech consortium, to give away millions of publicly-owned books and documents to Continue reading
The release of the 1921 Canada census has been delayed. Taken on 1 June 1921, the census technically should have been released on 1 June 2013 to all Canadians (92 years later according to Canadian law). Instead, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has announced the census will be released “in the next few weeks”. No other details have been provided by LAC.
The 1921 Canada census consists of 197,500 images of approximately 8.8 million people (8,788,483 individuals to be exact).
On Tuesday June 11– Dr. Romana Bahry will speak at our final meeting before the summer break. She will speak on “Sources for the Genealogy of Dr. Kindraczuk, Galician Scientist and Pharmacist.” Dr. Bahry will cover the locations of Horodenka, Lviv, Vienna and Lancut, where her research took her.
Time: From 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: St. Vladimir Institute
620 Spadina Ave.
Toronto Contact: (905) 841-6707
Meetings are usually held every second Tuesday of the month (excepting July and August) from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at St Vladimir Institute, 620 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, Ontario. However there may variations on this day due to the availability of a speaker or facility. There is parking at the rear of the building accessible via a laneway running south off Harbord Street. There is also metered parking on Spadina Avenue