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Autumn 2011 CULC/CBUC Meeting Information

New Central Library in Surrey BC

The brand-new Central Library in Surrey, BC will host the Autumn 2011 CULC/CBUC meeting on November 6–7. 10350 University Dr. Surrey, BC

Beth Barlow and her staff are preparing to welcome us to this wonderful new facility. Check out the blog for the new building:

A block of hotel rooms have been set aside at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel (15269 - 104th Avenue, Surrey, BC V3R 1N5). The rate is $99 per night for single or double, plus taxes.

The rooms are available until October 6, 2011 at which point they will be available on an as-available basis. To book call 1-888-627-8063.

Agenda Items: Please let Jefferson Gilbert know of items you would like the Executive to consider putting on the agenda by September 10, 2011.


CULC/CBUC Blog on eBooks and public libraries

CULC/CBUC in partnership with Vancouver Public Library are pleased to launch a blog developed by Christina de Castelli (VPL's Manager of Online Information & News) and a contributor to the eContent Task Force of CULC.

The blog is for both sharing CULC/CBUC development and information, and keeping up to date on the most relevant eBook news.  Posts will include key news items about eBooks (demographics, device ownership trends), library activities, new offerings from vendors, and information we hear from publishers. If you’d like to contribute a post telling other library staff about an eBook service in your library, please drop Christina an email at <>.

Here’s the address:

Thanks Christina for your leadership on this.


Public Lending Right/eBook Report Published

Earlier this spring former Vancouver City Librarian, Paul Whitney, was engaged by the Canada Council on behalf of the Public Lending Right Commission to carry out a study on eBooks. He sampled several CULC/CBUC members for their eBook statistics. The report has now been published: