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Canadian Government Cuts Funding for Public Internet Access

April 8, 2012 by

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From Global News: Ottawa is pulling the plug on its support for a program that helps connect Canadians to affordable Internet access at schools, community centres and libraries. Industry Canada sent out letters on Thursday notifying program coordinators it would not renew funding for the Community Access Program or CAP, a service accessed disproportionately by lower-income […]

Vancouver’s History Goes Digital

April 7, 2012 by

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From the Vancouver Sun: West Vancouver’s photographic history went digital this month. Approximately 5,000 historical photos depicting more than 70 years of the district’s evolution are in the process of being converted to a digital format and posted online, thanks to the West Vancouver Memorial Library. “They really look good online,” said systems librarian Maryann […]

Nova Scotia: Libraries Boycott Random House Over E-Book Prices

April 2, 2012 by

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From the CBC: Libraries on Nova Scotia’s South Shore are boycotting Random House, one of the world’s largest book publishers, over what they call unfair e-book pricing. The company began charging public libraries up to three times the retail price for downloadable books last month. [Clip] Troy Myers, CEO and chief librarian of South Shore […]

Library Board Reaches Tentative Agreement with Toronto Public Library Workers’ Union Local 4948

March 29, 2012 by

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From a TPL Blog Post: The Toronto Public Library Board reached a tentative agreement with the Toronto Public Library Workers’ Union Local 4948, which represents the library’s 2,300 library workers. Once the agreement has been ratified by both the Local 4948 membership and by the Toronto Public Library Board, library services will resume. See Also: […]

New Podcast from Library and Archives Canada Looks at the “Lest We Forget” Project

March 28, 2012 by

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The second podcast in the LAC “Your History, Your Documentary Heritage” series. From the Program Blurb: In this episode we’ll examine the Lest We Forget project. Since 2001, Library and Archives Canada has been supporting the initiative to connect youth to Canada’s history by making military service files available in person and online. Each year, […]

Saskatchewan Archives Cut Hours, Staff

March 27, 2012 by

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From the Regina Leader-Post: The Saskatchewan Archives Board has had to cut hours and staff as a result of this year’s provincial budget. “We didn’t get a sufficient increase to keep going at the status quo. So we had to re-examine where we’re at in terms of staff and the ability to offer services,” said […]

Radio Program/Listen Online: Canadian Publishers Face Uncertainty

March 19, 2012 by

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From a CBC News Article/Summary: The Canadian publishing industry has long faced uncertainty, but e-books, the U.S. pricing system and a concentration of major retailers in the Canadian market contribute to greater uneasiness today, according to three industry insiders. Three insiders discussed their concerns about the future of the industry on CBC’s The Sunday Edition […]