Category: eBooks

CULC/CBUC & ULC Statement on E-Book Equity

North American Elected Officials Send Message to E-Book Publishers: Price Gouging Public Libraries Is Unacceptable Mayors from major urban jurisdictions sign statement urging e-book publishers to institute equitable and transparent pricing for public libraries. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 6, 2019 TORONTO and WASHINGTON – Seventy-nine elected officials from North American cities and counties have […]

Press Release: Statement on Ebook Equity

North American Elected Officials Send Message to E-Book Publishers: Price Gouging Public Libraries Is Unacceptable Mayors from major urban jurisdictions sign statement urging e-book publishers to institute equitable and transparent pricing for public libraries. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 6, 2019 TORONTO and WASHINGTON – Seventy-nine elected officials from North American cities and counties have […]

Digital Content Working Group Teleconference – September 25

On September 25, the CULC/CBUC Digital Collections Working Group hosted a teleconference about the current #eContentforAll initiatives happening in Canada and the new partnership with ULC in the US. Here are the slides from the presentation: CULC Collection Leaders Call Sept 2019 (pdf). The presentation also included a link for participants to sign up for future […]

#eContentforLibrariescampaign – Launched January 14th

Launched Thanks for joining us and participating in the upcoming #eContentForLibraries campaign. A reminder that the campaign is starting today – Monday January 14th – and will run until January 25th. A press release will be issued the morning of. Please review the campaign toolkit (https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/19_kXAo8M383Tp2U4NX6zv3bARAgvY2hi?usp=sharing) and help spread the word about on social media, […]

Updated CULC/CBUC Paper on eBooks and Public Libraries

April 24 – Today CULC/CBUC released and up-to-date white paper on eBooks and Canadian public libraries. Written by Christina de Castell (Vancouver Public Library) this updates the White Paper that was originally published by CULC/CBUC in August 2011. The new paper is entitled “eBooks in 2014: Access and Licensing at Canadian Public Libraries”. CULC/CBUC has […]

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 […]