Registration is now open!

THE PROGRAM: CULC/CBUC is offering another opportunity for all public libraries to participate in a Canada-wide digital reading program during the month of April 2023.

  • We are excited to announce our featured title is Ce qu’on respire sur Tatouine / Tatouine by Jean-Christophe Réhel, published by Del Busso in French and QC Fiction in English. The audiobook in French is available through Radio-Canada’s OHdio and the English audiobook has been published by ECW Press.
  • By registering your library, you help advocate for better access to eContent while offering a quality program; the more libraries that actively participate, the more likely we successfully demonstrate the positive impact of eLending in Canada.
  • The eBook and eAudio will be available on library digital platforms (Cantook Station, cloudLibrary, hoopla, Overdrive, and Prêt numérique), with simultaneous access throughout April.
  • The book is also available for print disabled patrons in French via Service québécois du livre adapté (SQLA) from Bibliothèque et Archives nationale du Québec (BANQ), and soon in English and French from Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA), and National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS).
  • Marketing materials and assets including a book discussion guide and programming ideas will be available to those who register.

THE COST: The eBook and eAudio will cost libraries $0.35 for each digital checkout.

THE PURPOSE: Un livrel/One eRead Canada brings people and libraries together from coast to coast to read / listen to a single title in both English and French and engage with each other about how it impacted them. Similar to a One Book, One City program, but on a national scale and in digital format, and with a bilingual offering. It highlights French and English literary gems from Canada, and celebrates works in translation.

Books are an important means of connecting and understanding the world around us; the importance of access to digital books and audio has never been so clear as we’ve seen through this pandemic.

Libraries want to work with all publishers to establish fair pricing models that can benefit everyone and ensure equitable access to eBooks and digital audiobooks.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Fill in the online form by February 28th to indicate your library’s participation. Please only have one person from your library register. You can add additional contact names to the registration form so communications from Un livrel/One eRead Canada will reach all appropriate staff.

The Un livrel/One eRead Working Group will then:

  • Communicate with library digital platforms (Cantook Station, cloudLibrary, hoopla, Overdrive, and Prêt numérique) about which libraries are participating.
  • Start to provide your library with the digital assets for the program.
  • Keep you informed of information and updates about the program

Local participation will vary by library system, but could include a range of activities:

  • Make the title available via your library’s digital platforms.
  • Connect with our website, Twitter and / or Facebook
  • Promote the program on your social media channels and/or website .
  • Reach out to local media outlets about the program.
  • Offer supplementary programs:
    • Our Working Group has created: programming ideas inspired by Ce qu’on respire sur Tatouine / Tatouine, a book discussion guide, and toolkits to make it easy and fun to participate
    • Virtual book discussion via Facebook Live, Twitter, etc.

📣 We have two live streamed events planned. 📣

April 18 a Radio-Canada host will interview the writer Jean-Christophe Réhel in French and on April 19th a CBC host will interview Katherine Hastings and Peter McCambridge, the translators.

Please see attached a blog that you can use to announce Un livrel/One eRead Canada to internal library staff.

METRICS: Working with vendors and libraries, CULC will measure the impact of the program and will share the results with publishers, vendors, libraries, and other stakeholders. Some of the metrics collected will include:

  • Library checkouts – vendor provided
  • Library checkouts of other books by the author – vendor provided
  • Social media mentions (Twitter, Facebook, other) – library provided

Les petites presses canadiennes fournissent du contenu électronique aux bibliothèques à une fraction du coût des grandes maisons d'édition. Consultez leurs catalogues de titres, vous vous verrez, vous, vos voisins et les personnes que vous devez rencontrer dans leurs histoires.

Small Canadian Presses provide eContent to libraries at a fraction of the cost of larger publishing houses. Check out their titles, you will see yourself, your neighbours and the people you need to meet in their stories.

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