2018-2019 Call for nominations: Inscriptions to the Canada Memory of the World Register

(Le français suit) Please disseminate widely 2018-2019 Call for nominations: Inscriptions to the Canada Memory of the World Register In collaboration with its Canadian Advisory Committee for Memory of the World, the Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCUNESCO) is pleased to launch the second Call for Nominations for inscriptions on the Canada Memory of the World Register. This Register recognizes significant documentary heritage related to Canada and its peoples, and is one of the vehicles of the UNESCO Memory of the World Program which aims at preserving and providing access to documentary heritage as the embodiment of the memory of humanity. UNESCO has been designated lead UN agency for the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, which aims to draw attention to the urgent need to raise awareness of Indigenous languages and to support their preservation, maintenance and revitalization. Therefore, the Committee would like to put special emphasis on forthcoming proposals relating to this matter. The Committee also welcomes proposals related to all types of documentary heritage. We invite all individuals, private or public institutions, organizations and communities to consult CCUNESCO’s website for more information on this process. The deadline for declarations of interest is March 1st, 2019. ************************** Veuillez diffuser largement 2018-2019 Appel à candidatures: Inscriptions au Registre de la Mémoire du monde du Canada En collaboration avec son Comité consultatif canadien de la Mémoire du monde, la Commission canadienne pour l’UNESCO (CCUNESCO) est heureuse de lancer le deuxième Appel à candidatures pour le Registre de la Mémoire du monde du Canada. Ce Registre reconnait l’importance du patrimoine documentaire relié au Canada et ses Peuples, et est un des...

Turning Your Data into Eye-opening Stories

Turning Your Data into Eye-opening Stories https://slidemodel.com/turning-data-eye-opening-stories/ “Overall, the need for utilizing data in the best interest and presenting it flawlessly has given rise to the need of data stories. Yes, that means storytelling with data. That’s what most brands and businesses are leveraging these days to scale new heights of success. If you’re new to the concept of data stories, hang it tight. Let’s begin the journey of whats, whys, hows and ifs of turning your data into eye-opening stories. Reasons Why Data Stories Need Your Attention Data Fuels Up Your Stories Visuals + Data = More Engagement Data Stories Can Help You Make an Impact Converting Data into Stories – Tips Have a Plan Ready Before Choosing a PowerPoint Template Measure All Relevant Metrics Use Clean Visualizations Fuse All Data Sources Get Your Business Diagrams Right Three Golden Rules of Turning Data in Stories and Insights Make it Real and Believable Worship the Context Make it Flow Using PowerPoint Templates and Dashboard for your Data Presentations”      ...

Toronto Public Library hits milestone with 20 million ebooks borrowed

Toronto Public Library hits milestone with 20 million ebooks borrowed “Ebooks are making gains on physical books, making up 18 per cent of Toronto Public Library total circulation in 2017, along with audiobooks and other digital sources, says Maria Cipriano.” https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/08/16/toronto-public-library-hits-milestone-with-20-million-ebooks-borrowed.html “The Toronto Public Library has become the first library in the world to lend more than 20 million ebooks, the library announced this week. “Our customers are very engaged with the digital book collection,” said Maria Cipriano, the library’s senior collections specialist responsible for ebooks. “As we find out any time it goes down, it becomes an emergency.” The library, which announced the milestone Wednesday, started its first digital collection in 2007, which included books such as Astrology for Dummies, a book on Joan of Arc, and 17 travel guides. By 2017, the collection included more than 170,000 titles, which were borrowed more than 4.6 million times that year alone. Cipriano shared a list of the 20 most popular ebooks borrowed. The Girl on the Train comes in at No. 1, borrowed 19,156 times. Numbers two to five are The Goldfinch(borrowed 13,876 times), Gone Girl (borrowed 12,633 times), The Cuckoo’s Calling (borrowed 10,237 times), and You Are a Badass (borrowed 9,916 times). “I see these trends … come and gone, but you know we have these enduring classics and modern classics that will go out forever,” Cipriano said. “Like the modern classic, The Goldfinch. It’s gone out a tremendous number of times, and any time I feature it on our landing page, it goes out again. Some of these books are going to be around for a long...

Have your say. Complete the MakingItWork Survey today!

Supporting Ontario’s culture sector through career development and business skills training   https://na1se.voxco.com/SE/114/MakingItWork/   Have your say. Complete the MakingItWork Survey today!   WorkInCulture is pleased to share our MakingItWork survey! MakingItWork is an exciting new research project taking an in-depth look at the experiences of cultural workers, artists, and organizations (both for-profit and not-for-profit) in Ontario’s arts, culture, heritage and library sectors. With this survey, we’re aiming to get to the heart of what it’s like to be an artist, a cultural worker and/or operate an organization in our broader cultural sector. The MakingItWork survey, developed by Nordicity, is confidential and should take less than 20 minutes to complete. The survey is available in both English and French, and is accessed via the link below.   TAKE THE SURVEY   By completing the MakingItWork online survey, you will be directly contributing to the building of better programs, services and supports for yourself, as well as for the cultural sector as a whole. In addition, you will be eligible to win a pair of passes to the Creative Works Conference to be held in Toronto on May 10, 2019. Thank you in advance for your contributions to MakingItWork, and for helping us build a stronger cultural sector. Sincerely, Diane Davy Executive Director WorkInCulture     Copyright © 2017 WorkInCulture,Cultural Careers Council of Ontario All rights reserved. WorkInCulture | 27 Carlton Street Suite 304 | Toronto ON, M5B 1L2 416-340-0086 | info@workinculture.ca Want to change how you receive these emails? You can...

Ontario Government Introduces [Freeze] Compensation Framework for Designated Executives of Broader Public Sector Employers

“Generally, the “Broader Public Sector” refers to the organizations that receive funding from the Government of Ontario. They are not, however, a part of the government itself. Examples of BPS organizations include hospitals, universities, colleges, and school boards.” It appears to apply to library boards as well. “On July 8th 2014 the Ontario legislature reintroduced as Bill 8 that amends the Ombudsman Act, see:  http://www.ontla.on.ca/web/bills/bills_detail.do?locale=en&Intranet=&BillID=3000 The Bill was carried on first reading.   (PDF: http://www.ontla.on.ca/bills/bills-files/41_Parliament/Session1/b008.pdf) “Of significance, the BPSECA would also apply to libraries. Schedule 9 sets out that local boards as set out in the Municipal Act and City of Toronto Act (including library boards) would be subject to the Ontario Ombudsman. “ Ontario freezes broader public sector executive pay: August 15, 2018 Ontario freezes broader public sector executive pay "TORONTO — Ontario has frozen executive pay across the public sector as it reviews how salary increases are granted to top earners at agencies that include the school boards, universities and hospitals. In a directive issued to public-sector agencies, Treasury Board President Peter Bethlenfalvy says all base salaries for executives cannot increase beyond their current amounts. Bethlenfalvy says the government will review its compensation framework program by June 7, 2019. The freeze affects those who make $100,000 or more at public sector organizations. The move comes after the Progressive Conservative government froze wages of managers in government ministries and ordered a review of executive and management compensation earlier this summer. Premier Doug Ford, who took power at the end of June, has pledged to find $6 billion in “efficiencies.” His government has created an independent commission of inquiry and ordered...