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RE: Glenbow Update

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  • Judith Rempel
    That s correct. There is still a fee for accessing the Museum as a visitor, but access to the personalresearch opportunities is free. In Kinship, Judith
    Message 1 of 4 , Jul 11, 2004
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      That's correct. There is still a fee for accessing the Museum as a visitor,
      but access to the personalresearch opportunities is free.

      In Kinship,
      Judith Rempel
      judith@...


      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: owner-dist-gen@...
      > [mailto:owner-dist-gen@...]On Behalf Of Lesley Stuart-Smith
      > Sent: Sunday, July 11, 2004 11:50 AM
      > To: dist-gen@...; Judith Rempel
      > Subject: RE: Glenbow Update
      >
      >
      > Are you saying that the Glenbow is no longer charging a user fee?
      > If that is
      > correct, this is indeed excellent news!
      >
      > Cheers, Lesley Stuart-Smith
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: owner-dist-gen@...
      > [mailto:owner-dist-gen@...]On Behalf Of Judith Rempel
      > Sent: Sunday, July 11, 2004 11:29 AM
      > To: AFHS Dist-Gen
      > Subject: Glenbow Update
      >
      >
      > This is IMPORTANT information. The Glenbow received subtle sanctions from
      > the ASA (the provincial funding and coordinating body for archives, where
      > Michael Gourlie is the Archival Advisor, web:
      > http://www.archivesalberta.org/) when they instituted their 'fee for
      > research service'. I'm sure the archivists/librarians were
      > unhappy as well.
      > And, I know the archives community was outraged.
      >
      > The mandate of any archives are generally see as threefold: a)
      > collect, b)
      > preserve, and c) provide access. Access was seen as inhibited when
      > non-trivial fees were being charged as Glenbow was doing.
      >
      > ASA includes as part of their review of requests for funding
      > whether or not
      > the archives collect a user fee - and 'docks points' accordingly..
      >
      > So in the spirit in this heritage-focussed stampede week, head out to the
      > Glenbow Archives and do a little catch up research! It will confirm that
      > removing the user-fees has removed a barrier for public access once more.
      > Judith Rempel
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      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: owner-arcan-l@...
      > [mailto:owner-arcan-l@...]On Behalf Of
      > Michael Gourlie
      > Sent: Friday, July 09, 2004 11:43 AM
      > To: asa-l@...; arcan-l@...
      > Subject: Glenbow Archives fee - update
      > By way of a letter from Doug Cass, the Director of the Glenbow Library and
      > Archives, the ASA has received word that the admission fee to access the
      > Glenbow's library and archival holdings has been discontinued. Effective
      > July 1, 2004, all visitors to the archives and library will be
      > admitted free
      > of charge.
      >
      > Michael Gourlie
      > Archives Society of Alberta

      http://www.afhs.ab.ca
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