Antonia Zerbisias of the Toronto Star reports this morning that the CBC may be in discussions with the BBC to outsource management of the CBC Archives to the UK public broadcaster. As Zerbisias notes:
This disturbing news is the exact opposite of what the CBC should be doing. Rather than handing over the archives to the BBC we should be trading with them by making the archives widely available to Canadians and to the British with reciprocity that Canadians obtain access to the BBC' s archives. The BBC has made major strides toward making its content readily available for re-use to the taxpayers who funded it in the first place. The CBC should do the same.