Category: Governance

The Ottawa Declaration

The following was generally agreed to be an outcome from the Taking it to the Streets Summit held in Ottawa on December 5 and 6. The Ottawa Declaration (December 6, 2016) Gathered in Ottawa for the Taking it to the Streets Summit, members of the library, archival and museum communities commit to find new ways […]

La Déclarations des bibliothèques Québécoises

Bilingual message / message bilingue Bonjour, Ci-joint, vous trouveriez La Déclaration des bibliothèques québécoises déposée à l’Assemblée nationale le 19 octobre, 2016. Vous pouviez trouver plus d’information sur le site web de BAnQ. Merci Hello, Enclosed is a Declaration (French only) from Quebec Libraries that was tabled in the Quebec National Assembly on October 19, […]

Positive movement on Marrakesh Treaty by Canadian Government

CULC/CBUC and other interested organizations, including CELA, has noted that the Government has introduced (on April 24th) a bill that will make amendments to the Copyright Act to allow Canada to accede to and implement the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled. […]

GOVERNMENT INTRODUCES COPYRIGHT AMENDMENTS

In Economic Action Plan 2015, the Government signalled its intention to amend the Copyright Act in order to implement and accede to the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled (the Marrakesh Treaty). The Marrakesh Treaty establishes international norms to help facilitate access […]

CARL FORUM. Open to PL Staff

Leviathan North: Long-term Access to Government Information in the Digital Era As you well know, libraries, archives, and other memory institutions ensure that government information – vital for historical research and informed policy-making – remains accessible for current and future generations of researchers. Yet, the vast scale of the information that governments produce and collect […]

Leading in the Digital World: Opportunities for Canada’s Memory Institutions

The Council of Canadian Academies Releases a New Report Leading in the Digital World: Opportunities for Canada’s Memory Institutions Dear Friends, On behalf of the Council of Canadian Academies, I am pleased to announce the release of a new evidence-based report, Leading in the Digital World: Opportunities for Canada’s Memory Institutions. This report represents the […]

LAC Accepts Auditor General’s Recommendations

Message bilingue / Bilingual message Depuis ce matin, le rapport de l’automne 2014 du Vérificateur général du Canada est accessible en ligne à l’adresse suivante : http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/internet/Francais/parl_lpy_f_39214.html. Le chapitre 7, intitulé Le patrimoine documentaire du gouvernement du Canada porte spécifiquement sur Bibliothèque et Archives Canada (BAC). BAC accepte les quatre recommandations formulées par le Vérificateur général. Des mesures ont déjà […]

CULC/CBUC Teleconference BRIEFING on CASL Legal Opinion (Wed, Sept 10)

Wednesday, September 10 @ 1:30 Eastern / 10:30 Pacific CULC/CBUC partnered with Ontario’s Federation of Ontario Public Libraries on a legal opinion on the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) and the implications for public libraries. The Executive decided to pursue this after a number of conflicting opinions had been received from various sources including City Solicitors. […]

CULC/CBUC Motion to create a new national organization

The following motion was moved at the Spring CULC/CBUC meeting in Winnipeg, on May 29, 2013. In the interests of the print-disabled and visually impaired Canadians, the Canadian Urban Libraries Council (CULC/CBUC) strongly supports moving forward with a solution as proposed by the CULC Working Group in their Concept Paper, and empowers the Working Group […]