March 23, 2018

Infographic: Ontario Council of University Libraries: “Ask a Librarian” Usage Statistics, 2011-2012

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“12,001 chats in 218 days” – via U. of Toronto Twitter The following infographic provides a look at the Ontario Council of University Libraries, Ask a Librarian service that launched on September 12, 2011 with the following institutions: University of Guelph University of Guelph-Humber Lakehead University Ryerson University York University University of Toronto – St.George […]

Canada: Alberta’s Government Launches Database of Companies Who Owe Employees Money

From The Calgary Herald: Alberta bosses who don’t pay their employees will have their names posted online for all to see, the province announced Tuesday. Human Services Minister Dave Hancock said roughly 1,700 employers owe 3,500 Alberta workers more than $14 million in unpaid earnings. Their names are now listed in a searchable online database. […]

Canadian Library and Publisher Groups Release RFI Seeking Partners to Develop Canadian-Made Solution To Improve eBook Access in Libraries

This RFI (request for information) was first posted on June 5th by eBOUND Canada and the Canadian Urban Libraries Council. From the CULC: “CULC/CBUC has been involved in a constructive collaboration for over 18 months with members of the broad Canadian publishing community, and we feel that the time is right to seek a Canadian-made […]

Canada: Record Collector Buys CBC Vancouver’s Vinyl Motherlode

From The Vancouver Sun: Jamie Anstey has just purchased the mother of all Vancouver record collections – CBC Vancouver’s record library. And that’s records, not com-pact discs. About 50,000, in fact: 37,913 LPs, 11,780 45s, 492 78s and 462 records that are listed as “miscellaneous.” The collection had been built up since 1958, but was […]

New Resource: Library and Archives Canada Launches Portraits Portal

From LAC: Today, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) launches its online Portrait Portal, making available more than nearly 15,000 high-quality digitized images from the national portrait collection. [Clip] The Portrait Portal showcases the largest collection of portraits in the country, which includes works acquired since the 1880s. This collection is comprised of paintings, drawings, prints, […]

Canada: Archivists Protest in Ottawa Over Federal Cuts (Audio & Video Reports)

From the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation: Archivists from across Canada protested in Ottawa on Monday over a funding cut that will affect efforts to preserve Canadian history in small historical archives and museums in dozens of communities. The National Archival Development Program — a federal grant program with a budget of about $1.7 million annually — […]

Canada: “Cuts to Archives Threaten Our Ability to Preserve Our Precious Heritage”

From an Op/Ed by Nancy Marrelli Appearing in The Montreal Gazette: On April 30, Library and Archives Canada eliminated the $1.71-million National Archival Development Program and made drastic cuts to its own staffing. These cuts are devastating to the Canadian archival network and to Canadian documentary heritage. For the past 26 years, the Canadian Council […]

Canada: UBC Opts Out of Access Copyright Agreement

From The Ubssey (School Paper at UBC): UBC [U. of British Columbia] has announced that it won’t be returning to Access Copyright. The Association of Canadian Colleges and Universities (ACCU), of which UBC is a member, agreed to draft a deal with Access Copyright, a publishing organization that centrally controls rights for academic materials such […]

Research Article: Information Seeking for Making Evidence-Informed Decisions: A Social Network Analysis on the Staff of a Public Health Department in Canada

Title Information Seeking for Making Evidence-Informed Decisions: A Social Network Analysis on the Staff of a Public Health Department in Canada Authors Reza Yousefi-Nooraie Maureen Dobbins Melissa Brouwers Patricia Wakefield Source BMC Health Services Research 2012, 12:118 From Background and Results Social network analysis is an approach to study the interactions and exchange of resources […]

105 Jobs Will Be Cut At Library and Archives Canada

UPDATE (May 2, 2012): Canadian Library Association Dismayed by Impact of Budget Cuts on Federal Libraries Over the weekend and for the second time in April we posted about the elimination of a Canadian government program providing public access to the Internet (often via public libraries). Today, news of more cuts and this time the involve […]