FW: [WENTWORTH] Fw: Inter Library Loan at Risk
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From: virginia miller [mailto:vjmill@...]
Sent: July 17, 2005 9:53 AM
Subject: [WENTWORTH] Fw: Inter Library Loan at Risk
This is a message from my local Victoria Genealogical Society that I thought
was worth passing on.
Virginia----- Original Message -----
From: "VGS President" <president@...>
To: <VGS MEMBERS JUNE 2005 :>
Sent: Saturday, July 09, 2005 8:05 PM
Subject: Inter Library Loan at Risk
> For any us who bring in books or films from libraries or archives outsideine&zu=http%3A%2F%22
> of our home area, the following message is very critical.
>>Just when the problem with the release of the 1911 census has been
>>resolved, another seems to rearing its ugly head.
>>Canada Post is in the process of preparing its new budget to take effect
>>March 1, 2006, One of the changes is that libraries will no longer have
>>a special postal rate to ship materials by mail on inter-library loan.
>>The example given to me was a 4" x 7" x 3/4" paperback book which can
>>currently go out on inter-library loan at a cost of 87 cents, effective
>>March 1, 2006 will cost $7.44.
>>There will be very few libraries that will be able to absorb this large
>>increase. My local library has already decided that there will be no
>>inter-library loan available once the new rate comes into effect. They
>>cannot afford the extra cost.
>>Lack of inter-library loan will not only affect those of us doing
>>genealogy but also students, researchers, and every person who simply
>>wishes to read a book that is not available at their local library.
>>This is supposed to be the information age, but not every library has
>>all needed information, not everything is available on the internet and
>>not every home as a personal computer. Everyone will be affected
>>regardless of whether they live in a rural area or in a major city.
>>Once again it is necessary to email our members of parliament, the Prime
>>Minister, Paul Martin, the minister responsible for Canada Post, John
>>McCallum, the minister for Canadian Heritage, Liza Frulla and your local
>>federal member of parliament. In this case, because most libraries also
>>receive funding from the provinces and city and municipal governments,
>>they should also be contacted.
>>Canada Post will finalize their budget on Sept. 1, 2005, so there is
>>some urgency in showing how much opposition there is to this increase.
>>They would probably be happier if this proposed change did not become
>>public knowledge, until they can say it to late for them to do anything,
>>so send your letters and e-mails as soon as possible. A letter to the
>>editor of your local newspaper might also bring this to the attention of
>>Please pass this information on to any person or group you feel will be
>>affected. Sometimes it takes a lot of voices to make them hear.
>>E-mail addresses for Paul Martin: Martin.P@... or pm@...
>> John McCallum: McCallum.J@...
>> Liza Frulla: Frulla.L@...
>> or frullll@...
>>The addresses for your other federal members of parliament can be found
>>One long URL, will require select, copy and paste.
>>Click on the name of the member and on the next screen on "Contact
> Joan McIlmoyl Cleghorn, U.E.
> Victoria Genealogical Society
> PO Box 43021
> Victoria North P.O.
> Victoria BC Canada V8X 3G2