Thursday, June 13, 2013

UPDATE: LAC Paywall??

According to a “leaked” document which suggests that there may be a “10-year plan to digitize documents” and we may have to pay to get access to them. Up until now, document that have been digitized have been free e.g. the land petitions of Upper and Lower Canada are free. Will we now have to pay a fee this fall to gain access to them? 


Ken said...

Right now we don't have enough facts to make a determination as to what will actually be happening. Many people seem to be going off half-cocked and operating as if the information leaked is 100% fact. Canadiana, the day after that story came out, has issued a FAQ to hopefully clarify what is happening but for some strange reason they have not received the same amount of press:

Elizabeth Lapointe said...

Good point, Ken.

It will be interesting to see how it all shakes down in the end ..