Are you interested in cataloguing? Join CTSN!

If you are interested in the technical services side of library work (cataloguing, classification of materials, purchasing and processing of materials, etc.), you are invited to join the Canadian Technical Services Network. Best of all — it’s free!

A message from Emma Cross:


My name is Emma Cross and I am a librarian at Carleton University. Christopher Carr at Concordia University and myself are currently running an email list for the Canadian Technical Services Network (CTSN). This is an informal grassroots network based on the former CLA Technical Services Network.

Please consider joining the Canadian Technical Services Network email list:

  • free / no obligation
  • great way to keep up to date on Canadian Technical Services issues
  • all members are encouraged to share information and start discussion relevant to the technical services community.
  • CTSN aims to be inclusive with representation from all library sectors
  • List is moderated and not overly busy
  • Recent posts include job ads, reports from the Canadian Committee on Cataloguing and the Canadian Committee on Metadata Exchange, notices from Library and Archives Canada, conferences and training events.
  • Link into our network and connect with colleagues and friends

Please contact me if you would like to be added to the CTSN list

Feel free to forward this message to anyone who might be interested




Routledge offering free access to articles on institutional repositories and the digital library

Time-limited offer: until September 30, 2016, Routledge is posting a free access article collection on Institutional repositories and the digital library. Although the focus is on academic libraries, the issues involved are relevant for many kinds of libraries and organizations. As subscriptions to the journals involved can be wildly expensive to access, if you have an interest in any of these topics, check them out while they’re free!

From their press release:

Routledge is pleased to offer the Library & Information Science community free access to a collection of over 50 articles covering the topic of Institutional and Subject Repositories in academic libraries. The articles in this collection cover the basics of starting and maintaining an institutional repository, the impact of repositories on the open access movement and publishing, repositories for special collections, and institutional repositories around the world.

Click here to access the entire article collection.
Articles will be free to access until September 30, 2016.