An invitation to join the IFLA Global Vision Workshops

 Problem viewing this email? Click here. An invitation to join the IFLA Global Vision Workshops On behalf of The Partnership, Canada’s Network of Provincial and Territorial Library Associations, and the Canadian Federation of Library Associations – Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques (CFLA-FCAB) – you are invited to participate in a virtual IFLA Global Vision discussion meeting. Registration: We are currently offering two dates: Wednesday, August 2, 2:00 – 3:15 EST (Register here) Monday, September 11, 2:00 – 3:15 EST (Register here) We will add a third date if there is demand. Each session is limited to 20 registrations. Participants are encouraged to register as a site (a group of people in one room) so that you can have local discussions. We will provide an opportunity using a shared platform such as google docs to capture ideas and discussion. This virtual event is free but we do ask that you register. The meeting is a part of a larger venture implemented by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) – the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. Founded in 1927, it has grown to over 1.300 members in approximately 140 countries around the world. Recently, representatives from a number of Canadian library associations were invited to attend an expanded version of the Global Vision discussion in Washington, D.C. Our commitment made was to bring the discussion back to Canada to ensure a broader group has the opportunity to share their vision for libraries. During the meeting, we will be discussing a vision for libraries and the challenges and opportunities that libraries...

Surplus Property Transition Initiative is now open and accepting applications

Dear Sir/Madam: Further to my announcement on June 29th, I am happy to announce that Surplus Property Transition Initiative is now open and accepting applications. The new initiative allows community proponents to request additional time to support planning for the creation of community hubs at surplus provincial, school board or hospital properties. With the agreement of the current property owner, properties selected through this process would be maintained in public ownership, for up to 18 months, while community proponents develop their business plans, partnerships, and funding arrangements. Details including eligibility criteria and application forms can be found athttps://www.ontario.ca/page/surplus-property-transition-initiative. Proponents are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible. Applications will be assessed as they are received and the number of proposals selected for this initiative will be limited. Applications submitted after October 16, 2017 will not be considered. Please contact the Ministry of Infrastructure Community Hubs Division at community.hubs@ontario.ca if you have any questions regarding the Surplus Property Transition Initiative.  We look forward to receiving your proposals for transitioning surplus properties into vibrant community hubs. Sincerely, [Original Signed by] Bob Chiarelli Minister of Infrastructure           Karen Pitre, Special Advisor to the Premier on Community Hubs Confidentiality Warning: This e-mail contains information intended only for the use of the individual names above. If you have received this e-mail in error, we would appreciate it if you could advise us through the Minister’s website atwww.ontario.ca/page/ministry-infrastructure and destroy all copies of this message. Thank you. Madame, Monsieur, Pour faire suite à mon annonce du 29 juin 2017, j’ai le plaisir d’annoncer que l’Initiative de transition visant les propriétés excédentaires est maintenant ouverte...

Copyright Provisions for Libraries, Archives and Museums Around the World

Around the World Many copyright statutes have special provisions for libraries and archives (and some, such as Canada’s, “bundle” the provisions for libraries, archives and museums), but each country has its own specific provisions and excepted uses that don’t require obtaining permission from copyright holders. In some countries where such provisions exist, the provisions are outdated and may only apply to traditional media (such as print books) and not to digital media. In some countries in Africa and Latin America, there are no special provisions for libraries and archives in their copyright laws. In 2008, Kenneth Crews researched and wrote a WIPO study on library exemptions from copyright law, “Study on Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries and Archives.” The study was updated in in 2014, and again in 2015 based on the results of a survey of 188 WIPO member countries. The following highlights summarize the information in the 2015 study: •   32 countries do not have specific library and archive provisions •   31 countries have a general provision solely for libraries •   28 countries have provisions for research or study •   99 countries have provisions for preservation •   90 countries have provisions for replacing deteriorating originals that are no longer available for purchase •   21 countries have provisions for document supply •   9 countries have provisions for interlibrary loan •   52 countries have provisions for libraries to circumvent technological protection measures. This updated study sets out the specifics of each country’s copyright provisions for libraries and archives, beginning with Afghanistan and ending with Zimbabwe (on page 451!). For those interested in this topic, it’s a thorough and fascinating study. It’s also...

**NEW and URGENT** Call for YCW Internship Applications – Hire a Recent Graduate This Fall!

Le français suit. **NEW and URGENT** Call for YCW Internship Applications – Hire a Recent Graduate This Fall! The Canadian Council of Archives (CCA) is pleased to announce a public call for applications for the Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage (YCW-BCH) program for graduate internships, to start this late summer and early fall. This call is made possible through a new investment by the Department of Canadian Heritage and will permit CCA to increase the number of internships for archives and for libraries operating in English. Institutions that are interested in applying are encouraged to visit our web site (http://archivescanada.ca/YCW) to review Employer Guide for the program’s guidelines as well as the list of government priorities before submitting an application online at https://young-canada-works.canada.ca/Account/Login. We wish to remind applicants that the YCW internship program’s goal is to offer a work experience to help a recent graduate who is entering the workforce. Please note: At least 25 internship opportunities may be created for archives (EN & FR) and libraries (EN) from applications submitted in March and waitlisted in May 2017 and An additional 35 internship opportunities may be created from this **NEW** “Call for Applications” ending July 21, 2017. Internship requirements: –          Applicants can apply for up to $10,000 in financial support from YCW, but must contribute to at least 25% of employment costs (wages and benefits) –          YCW internships must have a minimum duration of 16 weeks (4 months), ending no later than March 31, 2018, and must offer 30 to 40 hours of work per week. –          Part-time employment is permitted for candidates with a disability....

Huron Library Board Receive Social Capital Presentation

As reported in BlackburnNews.com: The Project Manager for the Rural Ontario Institute brought a message about Social Capital to members of the Huron County Library Board yesterday. Mark Cassidy explained most of us have our own social networks, as do most of the people we know. So social capital is bringing all of those networks together and using the resources that result from bringing those social networks together. Cassidy says attracting newcomers is vital to the growth of communities in Huron County and those newcomers could be retirees coming here to enjoy the scenery and lifestyle, it could be workers coming here for jobs or it could be immigrants. Cassidy says scenery and lifestyle can be effective in attracting those newcomers but he says tapping into that social capital and making them feel part of the community is what will keep them here. Cassidy says rural Ontario communities are known as welcoming communities but we have to go the next step and engage newcomers in our...