2012 Funding Cuts List and Resources:

LAC InterLibrary Loan

May 7, 2012, LAC staff confirms that the current Inter-Library Loan (ILL) service will end February 15 2013. In October 2012, LAC announces that the service will end December 2012 and posts the following information:

"End of ILL Services
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services at Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will end in December 2012. Users of LAC's current services should note the following dates:
  • November 13, 2012: End of loan requests from international libraries.
  • November 16, 2012: End of renewals. All items loaned after this date will be non-renewable.
  • December 11, 2012: End of loan requests, location searches, and ILL-related photocopying services.            
LAC's ILL listserv (CANRES-L) and Canadian Library Gateway also will be archived in December 2012.
LAC will continue to facilitate interlibrary loan activities among other institutions through the ILL form in AMICUS, and through ongoing administration of Canadian Library Symbols.
Through our modernized service channels, LAC will emphasize increased digital access to high-demand content. LAC is working with Canada's ILL user community in order to inform this approach to accessing the institution's unique holdings."

April 30, 2012, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) eliminates the National Archival Development Program (NADP), a 1.7 million-contribution program administered by the non-for-profit Canadian Council of Archives (CCA) for LAC and distributed to Canada’s 13 archives councils to support archival activities locally. Through the councils, Canada’s history is preserved in local communities. Canada’s archival councils provide user-centred services, providing support to archives and archivists so that they may better serve all Canadians. Teachers, students, historians, researchers, genealogists, and film-makers will be negatively impacted. Details: National Archival Development Program Web site / Call to Action

April 13, 2012, the Federal Government imposes severe cuts to Library and Archives Canada (20% reduction to the workforce), which will have a serious impact on the ability for Canadians to have access to research, archival information, and preservation of Canada's literary and cultural heritage. Also severely impacted are government libraries, many of which will be eliminated. Read CLA’s response.

Read OLA's response   
Read the Heritage Vancouver Response  
Read The Bibliographical Society of Canada's Response  

February 13, 2012, LAC announces a new service delivery approach. The approach is to reduce hours of on-site front line service (includes reference service and genealogy service) and place more emphasis on a digital service approach. Details at: http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/