RLI 283 Patron-Driven Acquisitions and the Development of Research Collections 10 RESEARCH LIBRARY ISSUES: A REPORT FROM ARL, CNI, AND SPARC 2013 4 Joseph Hall, “Historical Letters Not Wanted at Library and Archives Canada, Critics Say,” Toronto Star, March 10, 2013, http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2013/03/10/historical_letters_ not_wanted_at_library_and_archives_canada_critics_say.html. The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) is among the most vocal critics of this development. CAUT’s campaign to champion the country’s libraries, archives, and museums in the face of federal budget cuts, “Canada’s Past Matters,” can be found at http://www.canadaspastmatters.ca/, accessed April 25, 2013. 5 Helen Willa Samuels, “Who Controls the Past,” American Archivist 49, no. 2 (Spring 1986): 115. 6 For an overview of the material acquired through the Portuguese Canadian History Project, see “Collections,” http://archives.library.yorku.ca/pchp/?page_id=43, accessed April 25, 2013. 7 Lisa R. Carter, “Moving Special Collections forward in an Age of Discovery: Themes from the ARL- CNI Forum,” Research Library Issues, no. 267 (Dec. 2009): 15, http://publications.arl.org/rli267/16. 8 Greek Canadian History Project, accessed April 25, 2013, http://archives.library.yorku.ca/gchp/. 9 Gilberto Fernandes, “PCHP to Curate Photographic Exhibit on 60th Anniversary of Portuguese Immigration to Canada,” Portuguese Canadian History Project, Dec. 16, 2012, http://archives.library. yorku.ca/pchp/?p=375. 10 Lusophone Studies Association, accessed April 25, 2013, http://lsa.apps01.yorku.ca/. 11 Senate of York University, Academic Policy, Planning, and Research Committee, “University Academic Plan 2010–2015: Enhancing Academic Quality in a Globalized World,” accessed April 25, 2013, 6–8, http://www.yorku.ca/secretariat/senate/committees/apprc/documents/UAP2010- 2015.pdf and York University, “Building a More Engaged University: Strategic Directions for York University 2010–2020,” April 2010, 7–8, http://vpap.info.yorku.ca/files/2012/09/White_Paper_ Overview_April_15.pdf. © 2013 Michael B. Moir This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/. To cite this article: Michael B. Moir. “Patron-Driven Acquisitions and the Development of Research Collections: The Case of the Portuguese Canadian History Project.” Research Library Issues: A Report from ARL, CNI, and SPARC, no. 283 (2013): 6-10. http://publications.arl.org/rli283/.