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  • The Sutherlands @ New Golspie Keep
    Please note that your reply will now only go to the original sender I received this message of great interest and I thought that everyone should see it.
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      Please note that your reply will now only go to
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      I received this message of great interest and I thought that everyone should
      see it.

      Regards,
      Cheryl Sutherland

      -----Original Message-----
      From: virginia miller [mailto:vjmill@...]
      Sent: July 17, 2005 9:53 AM
      To: CAN-ONT-WENTWORTH-L@...
      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.
      Regards,
      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 outside
      > 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
      >>more people
      >>
      >>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
      >>at:
      >>http://canadaonline.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=canadaonl
      ine&zu=http%3A%2F%22
      >>
      >>Fwww.parl.gc.ca%2Finformation%2Fabout%2Fpeople%2Fhouse%2Fmpscur.asp%3Flang
      %3DE
      >>
      >>One long URL, will require select, copy and paste.
      >>Click on the name of the member and on the next screen on "Contact
      >>Information"
      >>
      >>A. Ritchie
      >
      >
      >
      > Joan McIlmoyl Cleghorn, U.E.
      > President
      > Victoria Genealogical Society
      > www.victoriags.org
      >
      > PO Box 43021
      > Victoria North P.O.
      > Victoria BC Canada V8X 3G2


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