Survey deadline of Sept. 17 for heritage institutions: Help create a rich database of digital preservation initiatives in Canada

Bilingual message – Message bilingue Dear CFLA-FCAB members, Please help create a rich database of digital preservation initiatives in Canada. Please share this survey with your members. Thank you. —- Chers/Chères membres de la FCAB-CFLA, Aidez-nous à créer une riche base de données sur les initiatives de préservation numériques au Canada. Veuillez partager ce sondage avec vos membres. Merci. Katherine 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. _____ Deadline Extended: CARL Survey on Digital Preservation in Canada New deadline: Monday, September 17, 2018 As Canadian memory institutions are increasingly called to preserve and give access to valuable digital materials into the future, there is a need to develop a clearer understanding of what gaps exist between available resources and growing needs in the field of digital preservation. The Canadian Association of Research Libraries’ Digital Preservation Working Group (CARL DPWG) seeks input from memory institutions across Canada on the state of digital preservation capacity and gaps in their organizations. The goal of the survey is to provide for a more accurate picture of digital preservation activities in Canada and to understand the needs of different types and sizes of institutions. Ultimately, it is anticipated that the findings will contribute to the development of strategies, policies, expertise, and resource allocation that will enable the community to build capacity and help to ensure that Canada’s valuable digital assets are preserved for future generations....

Two Potential Funding Grants

Rural funding The Law Foundation of Ontario invites nonprofits to apply for a connecting rural regions grant. Deadline: November 1 Funding for young leaders The Inspirit Foundation’s $10,000 ChangeUp grants support creative, solutions-focused projects that address discrimination and prejudice. Project teams should be led by individuals aged 18-34 with lived experiences of the issues and communities the project is focused on. Deadline: September...

Join the National Conversation!

Join the National Conversation! August 29, 2018 Join the National Conversation!   Are you looking for a place to engage with members of the community across Canada? Librarianship.ca is pleased to launch three new discussion lists to connect members of the Canadian library and information management community. CdnLIS-l Discussion List A national discussion list to facilitate information exchange as well as professional communication and development within the Canadian librarianship community. CdnLibTech-l Discussion List A national discussion list to facilitate information exchange as well as professional communication and development within the Canadian library and information technician community. IM-list Discussion List A national discussion list to facilitate information exchange as well as professional communication and development within the Canadian information management...

It’s Harry Potter’s 20th anniversary in Canada. To celebrate, the Toronto library is offering a download of the first book

It’s Harry Potter’s 20th anniversary in Canada. To celebrate, the Toronto library is offering a download of the first book By ALEXANDRA JONES https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/08/27/its-the-20th-anniversary-of-harry-potters-release-in-canada-to-celebrate-the-toronto-library-is-offering-an-instant-ebook-download-of-the-the-philosophers-stone-now.html “To mark the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter being published in Canada, the Toronto Public Library is making the ebook version of the first book in the iconic series available for instant download for two weeks to anyone who has a library card. It’s great news for a series that is still flying off the shelves at libraries, says Senior Collections Librarian Maria Cipriano, both in print and digital. Harry Potter fans line up at the Midnight Magic Event in 2016 to celebrate the launch of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.  (TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY) Normally the library has only 45 copies of the The Philosopher’s Stone ebook available to check out, and Cipriano says anyone who wants to read the series, even in a digital version, are going to find themselves on a waiting list. Since they added The Philosopher’s Stone ebook in 2012, it’s been checked out more than 4,500 times. If The Philosopher’s Stone was a person, it might be going into its third year of university. “The kids that read that book way back when are now adults (and) are introducing their children to the book,” Cipriano said, adding the books are checked out by adults and children alike. “In troubled times, I think people do like to go back and reread books they loved as children.” The series is still being discovered by new readers too. Cipriano herself only read the books for the first time around three years ago, after...