Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Harper Government Ends Interlibrary Loan Services

The following announcement on the end of ILL services by Library and Archives Canada appears on an obscure part of the organization web site. No posting on the LAC main blog or in the news section. No announcement by the Minister.

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.

1 comment:

Tamara L. said...

Any chance Canadians could get rid of Harper before these dates and keep the library system intact?

How sad this money grubbing head of such a wonderful country has no sense of history except his own. Shame he won't be seen in a favourable light in times to come!!