The Federation of Ontario Public Libraries has received some attention that past few days as we make our pitch to the Ontario Government for a province wide Digital Public Library. The Canadian Press report by Allison Jones titled, “Libraries ask for Ontario-wide digital system to ensure equal access to materials” was published in 56 news outlets today, March 14th. Notable outlets that carried the story, ordered by highest potential media reach, are:

  • CTV News Toronto
  • Global News
  • The Toronto Star
  • CP24
  • City News Kitchener
  • The Toronto Sun
  • Yahoo! News Canada

FOPL was covered in several broadcast outlets, in both television and radio. It was mentioned in 20 unique outlets, being broadcast multiple times on some stations. The most notable broadcast hits are those from CityNews 680, CP24 and CBC Radio Sudbury.

For those who are not yet FOPL members, but are interested in learning more about it ask, we encourage you to read our Provincial Budget Submission. This outlines our three main priorities and some background info about the Ontario Digital Public Library. We’re asking for an investment of 9.4 mil annually for the Ontario Digital Public Library (ODPL). This was calculated in 2019 based on consortium models from other provinces who have something like the ODPL already in place.

Our Executive Director, Dina Stevens, will be involved in interviews throughout the week on this subject.

  • Check out the CP24 interview HERE
  • Check out the Global News interview HERE
  • Check out The Agenda interview HERE
  • Check out the ICI Radio-Canada Première CBEF HERE
  • Check out the CBC 99.9 FM (CBCS) interview HERE
  • Check out the CBC Radio One 89.1FM (CBLA-FM2) interview HERE
  • Check out the CBC Radio One 99.1FM (CBLA) interview HERE