Good morning APLA members.

The announcement from LAC that Anita forwarded to this list (see below, and thanks to Anita) is something we could have guessed was coming. And although LAC claims that they will continue to facilitate ILL activities via Amicus, you don’t need a crystal ball to see that Federal commitment to Amicus (or a like service) in the future is tenuous at best. These changes will especially affect smaller library systems in rural and remote areas, many of which are in Atlantic Canada. Working in a university library in an urban center, it is sometimes difficult for myself or other members of your executive to understand the gravity of these issues or to have the best words to express our concerns to government and funding bodies.


I’d like to take this opportunity to renew our call for participation in the new advocacy interest group. We need input from all sizes and types of libraries in Atlantic Canada in order to more effectively perform our much needed advocacy activities. Those members who are interested in taking part in this group are asked to contact:

Jocelyne Thompson

Associate Director of Libraries, Collection Services

University of New Brunswick Libraries

Tel: (506) 458-7053

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Thank you,


Lou Duggan


Atlantic Provinces Library Association

School of Information Management, Faculty of Management - Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building
6100 University Avenue
Halifax, NS B3H 3J5


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Subject: [APLA] FW: Announcement from LAC: End of ILL Services


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.  





Fin des services de prêt entre bibliothèques (PEB)


Les services de prêt entre bibliothèques (PEB) de Bibliothèque et Archives Canada (BAC) prendront fin en décembre 2012. Les utilisateurs des services actuels de BAC devraient prendre note des dates suivantes :


·         Le 13 novembre 2012 : Fin des demandes de prêt des bibliothèques internationales.


·         Le 16 novembre 2012 : Fin des renouvellements. Aucun document prêté après cette date ne sera renouvelable.


·         Le 11 décembre 2012 : Fin des demandes de prêt, des recherches de localisation et des services de photocopie liés au prêt entre bibliothèques.


De plus, l’application Listserv (CANRES‑L) de BAC relative au prêt entre bibliothèques et la Passerelle des bibliothèques canadiennes seront archivées en décembre 2012.


BAC continuera de faciliter les prêts entre d’autres bibliothèques au moyen du formulaire de PEB d’AMICUS et de l’administration continue des sigles des bibliothèques canadiennes.


BAC modernise ses modes de prestation de services afin de mettre l’accent sur la croissance de l’accès numérique au contenu fréquemment consulté. BAC collabore avec les utilisateurs du PEB au Canada afin d’orienter cette démarche qui facilitera l’accès aux ressources documentaires uniques de l’institution.