Category: eBooks

CULC/CBUC 2024 Federal Funding Submission

CULC/CBUC has submitted five recommendations for the pre-budget consultations in advance of the 2024 budget. Recommendation 1: That the Government of Canada: Recommendation 2: That the Government of Canada recognizes the role public libraries are playing in delivering on federal priorities in communities across Canada and provides funding to further support libraries performing these critical […]

Un livrel Canada / One eRead Canada 2024

Registration is now open! THE PROGRAM: CULC/CBUC is offering another opportunity for all public libraries to participate in a Canada-wide digital reading program during the month of April 2024. We are excited to announce our featured title is Hotline, by Dimitri Nasarallah, published by Esplanade Books an imprint of Véhicule Press in English and translated […]

CULC/CBUC Federal Budget Submission

Written Submission for the Pre-Budget Consultationsin Advance of the 2024 Federal Budget List of Recommendations Recommendation 1: That the Government of Canada ensures libraries have reasonable access on reasonable terms to e-content from multi-national publishers through consideration of amendments to the federal Competition Act and/or legislation like that introduced in the United States ensures libraries […]

Joint Taskforce on eBook Sustainability Submission – Consumer Protection Legislative Review

The Joint Taskforce on eBook Sustainability (containing members from CARL, CFLA-FCAB and CULC/CBUC) have recently participated in an Ontario government consultation on Consumer Protection legislation by submitting a letter to an open review process on March 17, 2023. This letter was drafted by CIPPIC (Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic) with support from Ariel […]

CULC/CBUC Federal Budget Submission

Written Submission for Finance Canada’s Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the 2022 Federal Budget List of Recommendations Recommendation 1: That the Government of Canada introduce legislation to ensure that Canada’s public libraries and users have access on reasonable terms to e-content from multinational publishers. Recommendation 2: That the Government of Canada recognize the role public […]

CULC/CBUC’s 2022 Pre-Budget Consultation Recommendations

List of Recommendations Recommendation 1: That the Government of Canada introduce legislation to ensure that Canada’s public libraries and users have access on reasonable terms to e-content from multinational publishers. Recommendation 2: That the Government of Canada recognize the role public libraries are playing in delivering on federal priorities in communities across Canada and provide […]

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 […]