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BC Libraries Cooperative Services Advisory – Maintenance Work

Please be advised that the commercial data centre where the BC Libraries Cooperative servers are located will be performing network maintenance on the following dates and times: Wednesday, June 25th 9:00 – 9:30 PM (PDT) AND Friday, July 4 10:00PM – 04:00AM (PDT) An intermittent network outage of up to 30 minutes of all BC… Read more »

National Initiative Opens Access to Digital Library Resources for the Print Disabled

Vancouver, B.C. – December 3, 2013 – Canadians with print disabilities will receive increased open access to digital library resources, thanks to an innovative new project launching in communities across the country. Beginning with public libraries in Saskatchewan in January 2014, the Canadian Accessible Library Service (CALS) will offer free and open digital access to… Read more »

Co-op response to WIPO Treaty

Please find attached, the Co-op’s response to the WIPO Treaty deliberations scheduled to commence later this month. Our response is informed by our work on the NNELS initiative. Yours in cooperation. WIPO Treaty Letter (requires login)

New open tools and a new service network for the print disabled

There are more than a million print disabled Canadians, many of whom simply do not have equity of access to libraries and library collections that the rest of us enjoy. Too many of our collections and services are not reaching them. Today, digital delivery and distributed networks offer new possibilities for library service to the… Read more »

National Network – Living our Values

In this month’s issue of Feliciter, Canadian Library Association (CLA) President Pilar Martinez writes about Living our Values. With respect to the values of universal access to library service and strengthening the community through collaboration, Ms Martinez references a CLA hosted day-long symposium to develop a joint strategy for implementation of a National Network for… Read more »

Open Philosophy

At the heart of the Cooperative’s operations, strategies and philosophy lies the principle of openness. In part, we choose open approaches when possible simply because the choice is pragmatic for an organization of our size. More importantly, as an actor and leader in the Canadian knowledge sector, we believe open approaches ensure continual vibrancy. We… Read more »


Who We Are We build and maintain fast, reliable, secure, and well-supported IT infrastructure for our members. We also work on numerous projects that use this infrastructure for the benefit of our members. Our members include approximately 200 diverse, Canadian, not-for-profit, library-related organizations. We describe ourselves in two ways: 1. An Enterprising Not-for-Profit Our organization… Read more »