Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Library and Archives Canada changes code of conduct

Elizabeth Lapointe has just written about a recent change to the previously draconian and Orwellian code of conduct imposed by Library and Archive Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca) last year, which I previously reported on in March 2013 (see http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/orwellian-library-and-archives-canada.html).

It seems that the institution has recently backed down from its previous requirements, which had imposed several major restrictions on the staff's ability to express an opinion and on any “teaching, speaking at conferences, and other personal engagements", which was apparently high risk and dangerous, and able to lead to conflicts with staff members' duties, including their "duty of loyalty".

For the full story visit http://genealogycanada.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/lacs-new-code-of-conduct-nouveau-code.html or the Canadian Association of University Teachers' site at www.caut.ca/news/2014/03/25/lac-s-new-code-of-conduct.

(With thanks to Elizabeth and the CAUT)

Chris

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