Category: Broken Link

Public libraries join forces to demand better eBook accessibility for their customers

NEWS RELEASE For immediate release June 5, 2012 Public libraries join forces to demand better eBook accessibility for their customers Toronto – The Canadian Urban Libraries Council/Conseil des Bibliothèques Urbaines du Canada (CULC/CBUC), a coalition of Canada’s large public libraries, along with many U.S. public libraries such as the New York Public Library, are putting […]

Annual Institute on the Library as Place

The Annual Institute is a Libraries 2020 initiative. Our second Institute is coming this July; early bird registration runs to June 1. There is lots of interest for public library staff, trustees and partners, with discussions about collaborative and interactive spaces, new technologies, joint use and heritage buildings, planning basics, design challenges and hiring an […]

CLA releases CAP Toolkit

The federal government recently announced that it is cutting the Community Access Program (CAP). All CLA members are encouraged to contact their Members of Parliament to protest the cut and urge them to reconsider the value of the program. The CLA Member Toolkit for CAP provides you with a sample letter to send to your […]

Penguin and Library eBooks

**UPDATED** ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of the country’s largest publishers, Penguin Group (USA), is temporarily restoring libraries’ ability to loan their e-books for’s Kindle — but only through the end of the year. The publisher backtracked Wednesday after saying it was informed by Inc. that the online retailer wasn’t aware […]

Maclean’s Magazine writes a positive feature on Canadian Public Libraries

Many CULC/CBUC member libraries received profile in this article including: Calgary, Surrey, Halifax, Toronto, Hamilton, and Ottawa. The CULC/CBUC Lumos Research study on Trends was cited. Quotes came from CLA’s Karen Adams, Bibliocommon’s Beth Jefferson, Jennifer Stirling from Ottawa PL, and Ken Haycock. The article is here: MacLean’s Magazine Article

Bill C-32 Goes to Committee & Writers Groups launch full-scale attack

A coalition of writers groups have launched a full-scale attack on C-32 reforms such as fair dealing, interlibrary loans, the remix exception, and format shifting Their brief to the Ministers is posted below. Writers Rights to Ministers Brief Michael Geist has provided a lengthy response at the following: CULC/CBUC’s Copyright Committee will meet to […]

Hamilton library accesses new Optical R&E network

Ontario’s advanced network connects its first library Hamilton Public Library joins ORION HAMILTON – Hamiltonians will soon have access to the global grid of research and education networks, as the Hamilton Public Library – the first library to join – connects to the Ontario Research and Innovation Optical Network, Ontario’s advanced R&E network. “Libraries are […]

Paul Whitney Vancouver City Librarian Retires

Vancouver Public Library Board Chair Joan Andersen has announced that City Librarian Paul Whitney will be retiring from the Library effective December 31, 2010. Andersen stated that “Paul has had an exemplary 36 year career in public libraries in BC. Over the past seven years he has guided so many positive changes at VPL, making […]