Advocacy Update

Butcher, Don
December 2004
Feliciter;2004, Vol. 50 Issue 6, p218
The article presents information on changes advocated for libraries to the Canadian federal government by the Canadian Library Association's (CLA's) leadership during the fall. It states that CLA is focusing on four advocacy efforts at this time, which are community access program (CAP), library book rate, library and archives of Canada and copyright reforms. CAP is an industry Canada funding program that provides financial support to public libraries, schools and community organizations for Internet access. For 2004-2005, Industry Canada cut CAP funding by a third and redirected much of the remaining money away from public libraries.


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