(Source: Peter Scott's Library Blog)
The promised streetcar route histories; field guide to ID subway trains; and the chronology of Christmas buses. But do explore: if you're at all a transit/transportation/Toronto enthusiast, you'll find a wealth of reading material.
Here's more news from our Canadian colleagues regarding the ongoing erosion of library services and Library and Archives Canada (LAC). The announced cuts to the LAC include:
- Elimination of 30% of archivists and archival assistants;
- Reduction of digitization and circulation staff by 50%;
- Reduction of preservation and conservation staff;
- Closure of the interlibrary loans unit;
- Elimination of the National Archival Development Program (NADP) which supports -programming at provincial, regional and university archives across Canada.
The following libraries will also close or be affected:
- Human Resources and Skills Development Canada;
- Transport Canada;
- Public Service Commission of Canada;
- Public Works and Government Services;
- Natural Resources Canada;
- Parks Canada;
- Industry Canada;
- Citizenship and Immigration Canada;
- Health Canada;
- Agriculture Canada;
- The National Capital Commission;
- Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
Canadians or other concerned individuals can write, email or telephone their Member of Parliament or contact the Prime Minister directly via email [firstname.lastname@example.org] or fax [613-941-6900] to register their concerns about these cuts.
Additional information on LAC & NADP activities are listed below:
- CAUT Campaign on Library and Archives Canada
- Updates on Facebook
- Twitter : @CCA_Archives
- Save NADP On-Line petition has reached over 4600 signatures - let's keep going - please share this link with archives supporters
- Resources are also being posted on CCA’s website