Tuesday, 4 September 2012

LAC cuts link to academic libraries

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries strives to enhance the capacity of member libraries to partner in research and higher education, seeking effective and sustainable scholarly communication and public policy encouraging of research and broad access to scholarly information.

Library and Archives Canada has been a member without participating in any CARL advocacy or lobbying decision-making or activities that seek to influence parliamentarians or public service officials on matters of national policy.

Now CARL has been notified this week that LAC is planning to withdraw from membership, apparently signalling that it no longer supports the organization's objectives.

Further information, with rationale, via University of Toronto Academic Librarians, is at http://utlibrarians.wordpress.com/2012/08/31/library-and-archives-canada-lac-to-withdraw-from-the-association-of-research-libraries-arl/


Anonymous said...

LAC is withdrawing from the US-based Association of Research Libraries, not from the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL).

JDR said...

Thanks to Anonymous for this clarification.