Big Shout Out!

FOPL would like to thank Emily Farrell, CEO of Brockville Public Library for her generous personal donation towards sponsorship of four of our First Nation Public Libraries, including: Seine River Big Grassy Chippewas of Nawash-Kikaendjigae Magnetewan These First Nation libraries will now be able to receive the full benefits of a FOPL membership. We are so touched by your very kind generosity!  Thank you...

Canadian Libraries Commend the Parliamentary Review of the Copyright Act

Canadian Libraries Commend the Parliamentary Review of the Copyright Act Ottawa, June 14, 2019. – The Canadian Federation of Library Associations/Fédérations canadienne des associations de bibliothèques (CFLA-FCAB) commends the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (INDU) for its thorough report. The Committee’s Statutory Review of the Copyright Act demonstrated its consideration of a wide array of views from stakeholders, produced an in-depth exploration and nuanced analysis of testimony and concurrent developments, and delivered numerous, balanced recommendations to address the concerns expressed. ————— Les bibliothèques canadiennes saluent l’examen parlementaire de la Loi sur le droit d’auteur Ottawa, le 14 juin 2019. – La Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques/Canadian Federation of Library Associations (FCAB-CFLA) félicite le Comité permanent de l’industrie, des sciences et de la technologie (INDU) pour son rapport exhaustif. L’Examen prévu par la loi de la Loi sur le droit d’auteur effectué par le Comité a démontré qu’il a tenu compte d’un large éventail de points de vue des intervenants, a produit un examen approfondi et une analyse nuancée des témoignages et des faits nouveaux concomitants, et a présenté de nombreuses recommandations équilibrées pour répondre aux préoccupations exprimées. Katherine McColgan, CAE Executive Director — Directrice générale Canadian Federation of Library Associations Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques 75 rue Jolicoeur, Gatineau QC, J8Y 1A8 613.867.7789 www.cfla-fcab.ca @CFLAFCAB             @kdmccolgan CFLA-FCAB recognizes the Algonquin peoples as the traditional custodians of the land in which our office is located. La FCAB-CFLA reconnaît les Algonquins comme les gardiens traditionnels des terres dans lesquelles se trouve notre secrétariat. 190614_FCAB-CFLA_enonce_rapport_INDU_Loi_droit_dauteur (4)...

SOLS ILL Webinars & FAQ

In response to library questions about the changes to Interlibrary Loan, we will be hosting a webinar, which will be offered on two different dates: June 18: 10:00 AM June 20:   2:00 PM The webinar will be recorded. Topics will include: The new ILLO landscape – What you need to know ILLO policies and practices going forward If you have specific questions you want addressed at the webinar, please send them to helpdesk@sols.org in advance. (Please note that this message has also gone out to ILLO operators) Register Now. Barbara Franchetto, BA, MLS Chief Executive Officer/Directrice générale 416.961.1669 ext./poste 5104 800-387-5765 bfranchetto@sols.org www.sols.org 1 Yonge Street, suite 1504 Toronto, Ontario M5E 1E5   Library communiqué: Postage rebate calculation PDF Rebate calculation 2019 VDX Suspension Lifts June 1 – What You Need to Know https://www.sols.org/index.php/interlibrary-loan...

The Canadian Book Buyer 2018 Report Published  by BookNet Canada

The Canadian Book Buyer 2018 Report Published  by BookNet Canada https://www.infodocket.com/2019/06/12/the-canadian-book-buyer-2018-report-published-today-by-booknet-canada/ Via Gary Price at LJ InfoDocket “From BookNet Canada: The most popular reason Canadian book buyers choose a particular store or website for their purchase is convenience, followed closely by selection, price, and then availability. In a recent survey of adult, English-speaking Canadian book buyers, convenience was chosen by one out of four book buyers, while loyalty programs, “shopping for other items,” good service, and cheap delivery came in further down the list (13-17%), among other factors. Amidst new stories about the resurgence of the indie bookstore and the age of “shop local,” it is also interesting to note that sales at indie bookstores have been holding steady the past three years, accounting for 9% of purchases compared to 25% for chain bookstores, while 4% of book buyers say that they chose the place where they made their purchase to “support this shop.” When it comes to formats purchased, there has been little change over the past three years — paperback is down slightly (49% of purchases, down from 54% in 2016); hardcover has increased (26%, up from 24% in 2016); ebooks have fluctuated from 17% in 2016 to 19% in 2017 and back down to 17% in 2018; while audiobooks have seen minor gains, rising from 3% in 2016 to 4% in 2018. Though it should be noted that audiobook purchases may be underreported, due to the popularity of subscription services and the fact that these are often not considered by listeners to be “purchases.”” Stephen...