Canadian Urban Libraries Council (CULC) Releases a Call For Participation For “One eRead Canada/Un Livrel Canada”
From the CULC:
Thanks to the enthusiastic participation of many public libraries across the country, CULC/CBUC is happy to share that the eContentForLibraries campaign had a substantial impact. We are preparing a report on the results of the campaign, and look forward to sharing that in the next few weeks.
Building on the momentum of the campaign, the CULC/CBUC eContent Working Group is creating an opportunity for libraries to participate in a Canada-wide digital reading event: One eRead Canada/Un livrel Canada. The intention is that this will be the inaugural program, but that the program will be ongoing and will include French language books as well. In addition to promoting a wonderful book by an Indigenous woman, published by an independent Canadian publisher, the data gathered will help Canadian libraries demonstrate that libraries lending ebooks is a good thing for the publishing industry.
THE BOOK: The selection for our inaugural program is Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont, published by Thistledown Press.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.