Category: ULC

HarperCollins instructs OverDrive and other library distribution platforms to limit circulation to 26 reads

OverDrive made the announcement on Friday. Here is the Library Journal story: “HarperCollins Puts 26 Loan Cap on Ebook Circulations” Reaction has been swift and, as expected from the library community, not supportive at all. CULC/CBUC has been working with various groups using the Vision Statement for Downloadable and Portable eContent as a guiding document. […]

LAC-BAC identifies 12 key modernization initiatives

Following the last October Stakeholder’s Forum at LAC-BAC that CULC/CBUC participated in, which National Librarian and Archivist Daniel J. Caron described as ”a valuable opportunity to gather some of the most engaged and innovative voices of the library, archival and historical research communities to examine the challenges we face together in assessing, acquiring and preserving […]

LWF Update and Pilot Locations

The CULC/CBUC and LAC/BAC partnership to pilot the deliver of Lest We Forget Workshops outside of the National Capital Region is proceeding. All pilot centres had representatives trained, in Ottawa, in late September. The pilot centres are Fraser Valley Regional Library; Winnipeg Public Library; Burlington Public Library and Toronto Public Library. Contact with local schools […]

Information Share Bulletins

When members ask members questions on the listserv there is usually a flurry of responses. The ED is attempting to capture the responses and create ‘Issue’ Information Bulletins that members can revisit in the future. They are located in the member only area. If you need your password re-set, please do not hesitate to contact […]

CULC/CBUC Autumn Meeting – Transportation and Hotel Information

Hamilton Public Library will be hosting the meeting in their soon to be re-opened Central Library (100 Main Street West) which is attached to Jackson Square in downtown Hamilton. The Sheraton Hamilton is offering a range of rates that start at $125. Visit for best rate. It is also attached to Jackson Square. Below […]

CULC/CBUC letter to Honourable Tony Clement on Long Form Census

July 26, 2010 The Honourable Tony Clement, P.C., M.P. Minister of Industry 5th Floor, West Tower, CD Howe Building 235 Queen Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0H5 Dear Minister, The Canadian Urban Libraries Council/ Conseil des Bibliothèques Urbaines du Canada (CULC/CBUC) would like to add a voice to the issue of discontinuing the ”long form” with […]

CULC/CBUC signed on to the Fair’s Fair – Fair Dealing in Canada

CULC/CBUC signed on to the Fair’s Fair – Fair Dealing in Canada after consulting with Paul Whitney, and others.The letter to the Ministers Moore (Heritage) and Clement (Industry) was from a range of groups under the auspices of the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic.CIPPIC Staff Lawyer Tamir Israel acknowledged CULC/CBUC support and […]