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What’s new in Open Shelf: June 2021

In this month’s issue of Open Shelf, we feature conversation about anti-racist practices in librarys, encouraging community during COVID and picturebooks that deal with difficult subjects honestly and effectively. Read on for these and much more!

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He reo e kōrerotia ana. He reo ka ora: Subject headings, a living language and Māori well-being

Ko tēnēi te mihi ki te tangata o te whenua nei. Karanga mai, mihi mai, karanga atu ra. I would like to acknowledge the traditional people of the land on which the Ontario Library Association offices sit. Te reo Māori…

Global Accessibility Awareness Day in libraries: What is it and how to mark the day

Many of us take web access for granted—we do not have special needs which might complicate our interaction with web interfaces or prevent our accessing information online. But the web is not necessarily easily accessed by everyone and Global Accessibility…

Class matters

Social class is the most significant single determinant of public library use and non-use. A recent study in the U.K. found that 46 per cent of adults had used a public library in the previous twelve months. In 2016, fifty…

Copyright in photographs in Canada: Reprise

Canada’s Copyright Act was amended in 2012. These changes have had an impact on the legal rights of authors, including photographers. In 2015, Margaret Ann Wilkinson, Carolyn Soltau, and Tierney G.B. Deluzio addressed this issue in an Open Shelf article…

If you buy games, they will come … maybe!

Having board game collections in libraries isn’t a new thing. In fact, I am sure most of you reading this article have some sort of collection. Regardless of whether the board games circulate, you are going to want to consider…

Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in the Internet Archive: SALIS digital book collection

SALIS (Substance Abuse Librarians and Information Specialists) and the Internet Archive (IA) are partnering on a unique project: The SALIS collection of books on alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. SALIS is an international association of individuals and organizations with special…

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