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Partnership between LAC and the Ottawa Public Library

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Partenariat entre BAC et la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa

Le 12 janvier 2016, une annonce a été faite lors d’une réunion du conseil d’administration de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa : cette dernière institution et BAC examineront la possibilité d’établir un partenariat novateur dans le but de construire une nouvelle bibliothèque centrale emblématique au cœur de la capitale nationale.

Bien que nos organisations aient leurs caractéristiques propres, elles offrent des services complémentaires au public. Nous voulons donc voir s’il est possible de nous associer dans un édifice commun pour offrir des services à valeur ajoutée à nos publics.

Nous étudierons les modalités d’un tel partenariat au cours des prochains mois. Certains des services et des activités actuellement offerts au 395, rue Wellington, déménageraient dans le nouvel édifice construit à proximité, au centre‑ville d’Ottawa.

La possibilité d’élargir considérablement notre clientèle m’emballe.

Je profite de l’occasion pour vous assurer qu’aucune diminution de personnel n’est prévue dans le cadre de cette opération.

Les prochains mois s’annoncent passionnants pour BAC, la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa et toute la région de la capitale nationale, d’autant plus que le lancement de ce projet extraordinaire coïnciderait avec le 150e anniversaire du Canada.

Je vous tiendrai au courant au fur et à mesure des développements de ce dossier.

Guy Berthiaume
Bibliothécaire et archiviste du Canada

Partnership between LAC and the Ottawa Public Library

At a meeting of the Ottawa Public Library Board on January 12, 2016, it was announced that the Ottawa Public Library (OPL) and Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will explore a potential and innovative partnership opportunity with respect to the new Central Library project and the development of a landmark facility in the nation’s capital.

While acknowledging the differences and unique qualities respective to our two organizations, we both provide public services that are a source of tremendous synergy. Our goal is to explore the possibility of partnering together in a shared-use facility to offer value-added services to our clients.

Over the coming months, we will consider the terms of an innovative partnership opportunity that would allow LAC to move some activities and services from 395 Wellington Street to a joint facility with the OPL at a site in close proximity to our current location in central Ottawa.

I am very enthusiastic about this opportunity to significantly expand our client base.

I also want to assure you that there are no plans to reduce staff as part of this initiative.

This is an exciting time for LAC and the OPL, and for the National Capital Region, as we explore opportunities on this incredible city-building initiative on the eve of Canada’s 150th birthday.

I will keep you informed as we move ahead.

Guy Berthiaume
Librarian and Archivist of Canada

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LAC approves $1.5 million in funding for 65 documentary heritage projects

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Le 14 décembre 2015 – Gatineau (Québec) – Bibliothèque et Archives Canada (BAC)

L’honorable ministre du Patrimoine canadien, Mélanie Joly, et le Bibliothécaire et archiviste du Canada, Guy Berthiaume, ont annoncé aujourd’hui les résultats du premier cycle de financement du Programme pour les collectivités du patrimoine documentaire (PCPD). Ce nouveau programme de Bibliothèque et Archives Canada (BAC) apportera un soutien financier de 1,5 million de dollars à quelque 65 projets menés par des archives, des bibliothèques locales et des institutions patrimoniales situées au Canada.

Le PCPD a été mis sur pied en 2015 dans le but d’offrir un soutien financier aux activités qui font connaître et rendent plus facilement accessibles les collections des institutions s’occupant du patrimoine documentaire canadien. Il favorise aussi l’accroissement de la capacité des institutions locales de préserver le patrimoine documentaire du Canada de façon durable. En vertu du PCPD, 7,5 millions de dollars en contributions financières seront versés au cours des cinq prochaines années aux organismes admissibles afin de favoriser la réalisation d’une vaste gamme de projets qui permettront aux citoyens d’avoir accès à l’histoire de leur pays et de s’y intéresser comme jamais auparavant.

Au moyen du PCPD et de ses autres activités, BAC soutient le développement des bibliothèques et des archives locales, et contribue à la stabilité ainsi qu’à la pérennité du patrimoine documentaire canadien.

December 14, 2015 – Gatineau, Quebec – Library and Archives Canada (LAC)

The Honourable Minister of Canadian Heritage, Mélanie Joly, and the Librarian and Archivist of Canada, Dr. Guy Berthiaume, today announced the results of the first funding cycle of the Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP). This new Library and Archives Canada (LAC) program will provide $1.5 million in funding to 65 projects led by archives, libraries and heritage institutions across Canada.

The DHCP was created in 2015 to provide financial assistance for activities that augment the visibility of and access to materials held by Canada’s local documentary heritage institutions. It also aims to increase the capacity of local institutions to sustainably preserve the country’s documentary heritage. The DHCP will provide $7.5 million in contributions over the next five years to eligible applicants across Canada for a variety of projects that will also allow citizens to access and engage with their nation’s history like never before.

Through the DHCP and its other activities, LAC is supporting the development of local library and archival communities, and contributing to stability and sustainability of Canada’s documentary heritage.

Hilary Morgan

Directrice, Relations avec les intervenants et affaires internationales
Bibliothèque et Archives Canada / Gouvernement du Canada
Nouveau – hilary.morgan@canada.ca / Tél : 613-894-4087

Director, Stakeholder Relations and International Affairs
Library and Archives Canada / Government of Canada
New – hilary.morgan@canada.ca / Tel: 613-894-4087

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Lyon Declaration Update

Dear Colleagues

 

I trust that all of you are well. The recent IFLA World Library and information Congress in Cape Town has just concluded, and the Lyon Declaration was rightly praised as a great success. In the coming weeks we will be sending out more information on the new framework, the SDGs and their targets, and also encouraging advocacy to include libraries in national development plans.

 

Meanwhile, some of you may be interested in forthcoming webinars on civil society involvement in the post-2015 process after September. Please see the end of this email.

 

This is also a good time to remind you of the forthcoming IFLA/COAR/FAO e-forum running September 7 – 18: http://www.ifla.org/node/9705

 

If you have not already viewed it, this fantastic video on the Lyon Declaration by the Argentinian Law Librarian Civil Association (ACBJ) appeared last week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udMaYGd5YSU&feature=youtu.be&app=desktop

 

Finally, we do intend messages to the group of signatories to be sporadic and non-intrusive. However, if you wish to no longer receive mail connected to the Declaration, please contact julia.brungs@ifla.org and we can remove you from correspondence.

 

Kind regards,

 

Stuart

 

 

Dr. Stuart Hamilton

Deputy Secretary General

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

P.O. Box 95312
2509 CH The Hague
Netherlands

 

00 31 70 314 0884

 

Twitter: @ifladpa

 

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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 for persons who are blind, visually impaired, and print disabled to published works in accessible formats. Once in force, the Treaty will give Canadians with print disabilities improved access to material from around the world in a variety of languages. It will also increase opportunities to import and export accessible versions of print materials, while ensuring the continued protection of authors’ rights. These changes will help schools, libraries and charitable organizations that work with the visually impaired to reduce their costs and improve the services they provide to persons with print disabilities.   

 

We wish to inform you that the proposed amendments to the Copyright Act have been tabled in the House of Commons today under Bill C-65, the Support for Canadians with Print Disabilities Act. This bill can be found here: http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&billId=8028644.  

 

Industry Canada and Canadian Heritage officials are available to answer questions that you may have in relation to these amendments. Please direct your questions to Robert DuPelle at 343-291-2685 or Robert.DuPelle@ic.gc.ca.  

 

Sincerely, 

 

Michel Sabbagh

A/Director, Copyright and Trade-mark Policy Directorate 

Industry Canada 

(343-291-2704) or Michel.sabbagh@ic.gc.ca


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Saskatoon Public Library Appoints New Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Library Appoints New Director

The Saskatoon Public Library Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Carol Cooley as the new Director of Libraries & CEO, effective June 1.

Cooley will replace Zenon Zuzak, who has been with Saskatoon Public Library (SPL) for the past 35 years, 20 of them as Director, and nine as Assistant Chief Librarian. Zuzak retired December 31, 2014, but remains with the Library on contract until the end of May.

Cooley is Manager of Adult & Information Services at SPL and before that, was Branch Head of Cliff Wright Branch. Prior to joining SPL, Carol was CEO of The Blue Mountains Public Library in Ontario, and Director of the Fort McMurray Public Library in Alberta.

“We’re excited to work with Carol as we set out together to write this new chapter of SPL’s history. We have many projects to tackle, including the updating of our strategic plan,” said Chris Shauf, Library Board Chair. The Board’s capital priority remains the development of a new central library. The opening of a new library branch in Stonebridge in 2016 is also another priority.

“We are very grateful to Zenon for his years of service, his commitment, his leadership, and for continuing on during this transition period. We wish him all the very best in his retirement,” he said.

To find a new director, the Board engaged the services of a national recruiting firm. An updated position profile was prepared, in part, using feedback from SPL staff. The position was advertised nationally and in select communities in the United States. Interviews were held with potential candidates and a final decision was made following a presentation to a panel of Board members and an interview.

Membership of the 2015 Library Board of Trustees includes:

  • Chair Chris Shauf
  • Vice Chair Yann Martel
  • Lisa Erickson
  • Candice Grant
  • Karen Harilstad
  • Councillor Mairin Loewen
  • Robyn Robertson
  • Director of Libraries & CEO
  • (Ex Officio) Mayor Don Atchison

As outlined in The Public Libraries Act, 1996, membership appointments to the volunteer library board are made by City Council. Vacancies are filled throughout the year whenever necessary. For complete biographical information on Saskatoon Public Library Board members, as well as board agendas and meeting dates, visit saskatoonlibrary.ca/SPLBoard or call 306.975.7528.

For more information:
Chris Shauf, Chair, SPL Library Board

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