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What’s new in Open Shelf: July 2021

We envisioned this year’s July issue to be an inaugural attempt at creating a contributor-driven “unconference issue.” And while this month’s issue is a compact one, I think its contents speak to the spirit of an unconference—user-driven conversations and knowledge-sharing that span a wide range of topics, media and scope, engaged with at our own pace.

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Canada 150: New paradigm for LAC-BAC

At their best, national institutions are not static entities but evolve in concert with the people and places that they are created to support. From books on shelves to digital archives in cyberspace, Library and Archives Canada (Bibliothèque et Archives…

Ministry collaboration: Funding for rural public libraries

It’s like the flick of a switch. We go from being fairly competent at meeting our patrons’ needs to being completely inadequate. I’m talking about cottage country where the population varies according to the time of year.

Connect, converse & unite: IFLA’s Global Vision

We can find it challenging to have a meaningful conversation with a colleague who sits in an adjacent cubicle—life is full of everyday responsibilities that take our time and attention. So the idea of talking with library folk from around the world about our collective future seems daunting.

InsideOCULA Newsletter: November 2017

This issue of InsideOCULA features articles that both celebrate a job well done as well as anticipate some exciting new ventures that will play out over the upcoming months.

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