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Monday, June 3 • 9:30am - 10:45am
M2: CELA and Bookshare: Partnering to Serve British Columbians with Print Disabilities

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The Centre for Equitable Library Access or CELA, is a national, not-for-profit organization, that has been providing accessible materials to Canadians with print disabilities through public libraries for over 5 years. Driven by a commitment to innovation and responsiveness to patron and member library needs, CELA has reinvented its user interfaces with an open source solution and migrated its catalogue to a new platform developed in partnership with Bookshare. Bookshare offers the largest collection of accessible materials in the world and is offered to patrons for free from libraries that are CELA members. The main benefit of this implementation is the combining of the Bookshare and CELA collections into one searchable and transactional catalogue.

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Michael Ciccone

Executive Director, Centre for Equitable Library Access
Michael Ciccone has over 20 years of public library leadership experience, managing collections, technical services, historical collections, web presence, and data gathering and analysis. In addition to his role as Executive Director of CELA , he is a member of the eBound Canada board... Read More →

Monday June 3, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am AKDT
CIVIC 205 808 Canada Games Way, Prince George, BC, Canada