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National Library of Canada


INTRODUCTION

The National Library of Canada promotes its collections through a variety of publications, including exhibition catalogues and information brochures about the Library in general and its many services and collections.

Alternative formats of the National Library's publications are available on demand.

The publications are listed alphabetically by title, with bibliographic and ordering information provided.

POLICY

A copy of the publishing policy is available on the National Library's Web site at:
www.collectionscanada.ca/9/10/p10-1003-e.html

How to Order Publications

Publications can be ordered by mail, phone, fax or e-mail. Orders must be prepaid by cheque or postal money order payable to the Receiver General for Canada. Please add shipping and handling fees along with 7% GST if applicable. All prices are subject to change. When ordering any publication, please identify the following: title, catalogue number (Cat. no.), ISBN or ISSN, if available, and quantity.

Publications available from the National Library can be ordered from:

Communications
National Library of Canada
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON   K1A 0N4
CANADA
Telephone: (613)996-1473
Telephone: (Toll free in Canada) 1-866-578-7777
Fax: (613)991-9871
TTY: (613)992-6969
TTY: (Toll free in Canada) 1-866-299-1699

Publications available from Publishing and Depository Services - PWGSC should be ordered from:

Publishing and Depository Services - PWGSC
Ottawa, ON K1A 0S5 CANADA
Telephone: (613) 941-5995 or 1 800-635-7943
Fax: (613) 954-5779 or 1 800 565-7757
http://publications.gc.ca/control/publicHomePage?lang=English

CURRENT TITLES

The Accessible Canadian Library II:
A Resource Tool for Libraries Serving Persons with Disabilities

Wendy Scott, with the assistance of Ann Archer
104 p., 1997
ISBN 0-660-66057-9
Cat. no. SN3-227/1-1996
French title: La Bibliothèque canadienne accessible II : un instrument de travail destiné aux bibliothèques au service des personnes handicapées
The National Library of Canada has compiled this publication to assist librarians planning to make their facilities and services accessible for today's needs. In addition to the library-specific facilities covered in the first edition, this edition also features the CLA Guidelines on Library and Information Services for People with Disabilities, as well as several lists of resources to help librarians access government agencies, organizations serving the disabled, sites on the Internet and other information.
Print copies available from the National Library.
Electronic copy at: www.collectionscanada.ca/9/10/p10-1000-e.html

Access Info
Bulletin of the Council on Access to Information for Print-Disabled Canadians

ISSN 1499-3317
French title: Info Accès
Print copies available from the National Library.
Electronic copy at: www.collectionscanada.ca/accessinfo

The André Prévost Fonds: Numerical List

Stéphane Jean
149 p., 1997
ISBN 0-662-25324-8
Cat. no. SN3-316/1997E-IN
French title: Le Fonds André-Prévost : répertoire numérique
This finding aid describes the files in the fonds of one of Canada's internationally renowned composers. The fonds consists of records mostly covering André Prévost's composing and teaching. Indexes of files and of proper names and titles are included in this publication.
Print copies available from the National Library.
Electronic copy at: www.collectionscanada.ca/music/index-e.html

Annual Report: National Library of Canada

Began publication in 1953, ceased 1996
ISSN 0830-0089
French title: Rapport annuel : Bibliothèque nationale du Canada
The final Annual Report of the National Library of Canada covered the fiscal year 1995-1996. The Library now publishes a semi-annual update, National Library Activities and Projects
Print copies available from the National Library.
Electronic copy at: www.collectionscanada.ca/012/006/index-e.html

Bibliographic Style Manual

Danielle Thibault
194 p., 1990
ISBN 0-660-13267-2
Cat. no. SN3-247/1989E
$25.50 Canada
$38.45 US elsewhere
These services include the 1998 supplement.
French title: Guide de rédaction bibliographique
This manual sets out bibliographic conventions as determined by the National Library of Canada.
Available from Canadian Government Publishing - PWGSC.

Bibliographic Style Manual.
Section 3: Electronic Documents

Danielle Thibault
7 p., 1998
ISBN 0-660-17636-X
Cat. no. SN3-247/1-1998
$2.95 Canada
$2.95 US elsewhere
French title: Guide de rédaction bibliographique, section 3 : les documents électroniques
Available from Canadian Government Publishing - PWGSC.

Bulletin

Bi-monthly.
ISSN 1492-4668
Supersedes: National Library News
Information, news and updates on activities and services of the National Library of Canada.
Print copies available from the National Library.
Electronic copy at: www.collectionscanada.ca/bulletin/index-e.html

Canadian Book Exchange Centre

Brochure, 1996
ISBN 0-662-62743-1
Cat. no. SN3-85/1996
French title: Centre canadien d'échange du livre
The Canadian Book Exchange Centre is a clearing-house service provided by the National Library. This brochure explains the benefits and conditions of participation as well as the types of publications available.
Print copies available from the National Library.

Canadian Cooperative Preservation Project: Final Summary Report

Ralph W. Manning
27 p.
ISBN 0-662-61147-0
Cat. no. SN3-292/1994
French title: Projet coopératif canadien de conservation : rapport sommaire final
This summary report provides a record of the activities and achievements of the Project; describes the experiences of the Project, successes and challenges; and will help other libraries as they embark on preservation reformatting activities.
Print copies available from the National Library.

Canadian Information by Subject: Linking you to a World of Information about Canada

Brochure, 2000
French title: Information sur le Canada par matière : vous relie à un monde d'information sur le Canada
/ Describes the Canadian Information by Subject Web site (www.collectionscanada.ca/cibs/index-e.html) which links to information about Canada from Internet resources around the world.
Print copies available from the National Library.

Canadian Inventory of Resource Sharing

Revised Edition
Compiled by Carrol D. Lunau and Holly Yu
135 p., 1995
ISBN 0-662-61852-1
Cat. no. SN3-272/1995
French title: Répertoire canadien de la mise en commun des ressources
The purpose of this inventory is to provide a listing of activities or projects related to any aspect of resource sharing in Canada. It is intended to act as a means of identifying activities and to provide enough information to allow the reader to contact the responsible organization to acquire a more detailed description.
Print copies available from the National Library.

Canadian Library Gateway

Brochure, 2000
French title: La Passerelle des bibliothèques canadienne
Describes the Canadian Library Gateway Web site (www.collectionscanada.ca/gatepasse) which provides access to Canadian library catalogues, Canadian library interlending and charging policies, the directory of Canadian Z39.50 targets, the directory of special collections held in Canadian libraries, Canadian library Web sites, and other Web sites of interest.
Print copies available from the National Library.

Canadian Publishers and the National Library

Pamphlet, 1998
ISBN 0-662-26448-7
Cat. no. SN3-1/1998E-IN
French title: Les Éditeurs canadiens et la Bibliothèque nationale du Canada
In building and publicizing its collections, the National Library works closely with publishers across the country. Programs of special importance such as Legal Deposit, Canadiana, ISBN, ISSN, Canadian Cataloguing in Publication, Read Up On It and Public Programs are described.
Print copies available from the National Library.
Electronic copy at: www.collectionscanada.ca/9/3/index-e.html

Canadian Reference Sources:
An Annotated Bibliography

Mary E. Bond, compiler and editor
Martine M. Caron, co-compiler
Published by UBC Press in cooperation with the National Library of Canada and the Canada Communication Group, Publishing, Supply and Services Canada.
1096 p., 1996
ISBN 0-7748-0565-X
Cat. no. SN3-302-1996
$225 Canada
$225 US elsewhere
French title: Ouvrages de référence canadiens : une bibliographie annotée
This bilingual bibliography includes citations and annotations of those Canadian and foreign reference sources that describe Canadian people, institutions, organizations, publications, art, literature, languages and history. It includes reference works published up to July 1995. Canadian Reference Sources lists books of a general nature as well as works in the disciplines of history and the humanities. There are four indexes: name, title, French subject and English subject.
Print copies available from UBC Press.
Telephone: (604)822-5959;
Fax: (604)822-6083;
Toll-free fax for orders: 1-800-668-0821 (Canada and US only);
E-mail: orders@ubcpress.ubc.ca

Canadian Subject Headings, Third Edition

550 p., 1992
ISBN 0-660-57311-3
Cat. no. SN3-106/1992E
$22.00 Canada
$26.40 US elsewhere
French title: Canadian Subject Headings, troisième édition
This publication lists conventional Canadian subject headings and helps the user by matching as closely as possible the actual topic of concern with the subject heading terminology of the list.
Available from Canadian Government Publishing - PWGSC.

Canadian Subject Headings, Third Edition - Supplement

Last issue published May 1998.
Cat. no. SN3-106/12-1998E
$ 34.95 Canada
$ 34.95 US elsewhere
French title: Canadian Subject Headings, troisième édition, supplément
New elements include new CSH headings used in Canadiana cataloguing, LCHS changes in subject headings and subdivisions.
Available from Canadian Government Publishing - PWGSC.

Canadiana: The National Bibliography

CD-ROM, December 2001
ISSN 1480-7378
Cat. no. SN2-2/2000-2-MRC
Canada: $129.95 for the 2 discs
Other countries: $129.95 US for the 2 discs
French title: Canadiana: La Bibliographie nationale
Canadiana: The National Bibliography on CD-ROM lists and describes a wide variety of publications produced in Canada, such as books, periodicals, pamphlets, educational kits, theses, microforms, government documents, sheet music and scores, sound recordings, CD-ROMs and other electronic documents.
Canadiana also lists titles published outside Canada that are of special interest because they are about Canadian topics or are written by Canadian authors.
Available from Canadian Government Publishing  -  PWGSC.

CIP User's Guide

25 p., 1989
ISBN 0-662-56828-1
Cat. no. SN3-158/1989
French title: CIP guide de l'éditeur
Cataloguing in Publication is an international cooperative venture between publishers and librarians which enables books to be catalogued before publication.
Print copies available from the National Library.
Electronic copy at: www.collectionscanada.ca/cip/s15-1005-e.html

Class FC: A Classification for Canadian History

129 p., 1994
ISBN 0-660-15428-5
Cat. no. SN3-61/1994E
$15.95 Canada
$20.75 US elsewhere
French title: Classe FC : cadre de classification de l'histoire du Canada
The second edition of Class FC is a revision and expansion of the first edition of the schedule. This schedule has replaced many LC-like classification schemes used by Canadian libraries to classify Canadian history. Additions and changes to the second edition included.
Available from Canadian Government Publishing - PWGSC.
Electronic copy at: www.collectionscanada.ca/9/11/index-e.html

Class PS8000: A Classification for Canadian Literature, Third Edition

22 p., 2003
ISBN 0-662-35532-6
Cat. no. SN3-88/2003E-PDF
French title: Classe PS8000 : cadre de classification de la littérature canadienne
The third edition of Class PS8000 is a revision and expansion of the second edition of the schedule. This schedule has replaced many LC-like classification schemes used by Canadian libraries to classify Canadian literature.
Printed copies available from Library and Archives Canada.
Electronic copy at: www.collectionscanada.ca/9/15/index-e.html

Collection Management Policy of the National Library of Canada: A Summary

16 p., 1993
ISBN 0-662-59612-9
Cat. no. SN3-280/1993
French title: Politique de gestion des collections de la Bibliothèque nationale du Canada : un résumé
This document is a summary of the National Library of Canada's Collection Management Policy. The complete 260-page policy is available for consultation at the National Library or can be borrowed on interlibrary loan.
Print copies available from the National Library.
Electronic copy at: www.collectionscanada.ca/9/9/index-e.html

Descriptive Catalogue of the Glenn Gould Papers

2 v., 1992
ISBN 0-660-57327-X (set)
Cat. no. SN-263/1992
$39.95 Canada
$47.95 US elsewhere
French title: Catalogue raisonné du fonds Glenn-Gould
A two-volume set presented in a slip case. Volume I describes in general those series of papers that relate to Gould's professional output. Volume II enumerates those items that are concerned with Gould's private life. Illustrations appear throughout the catalogue.
Available from Canadian Government Publishing - PWGSC.

Destination: Out of This World

Exhibition catalogue
30 p., 1995
ISBN 0-662-61774-6
Cat. no. SN3-299/1-1995
French title: Destination : vers d'autres mondes
This exhibition catalogue journeys into the imaginations of Canadian writers as displayed in books and magazines and through the multi-media magic of fantastic sound, visuals, music and animation. It also defines Canadian science fiction and speculative fiction and places it in a historical and international context. A bibliography is included.
Print copies available from the National Library.
Electronic copy at: www.collectionscanada.ca/3/6/t6-1100-e.html

Electronic Publications Pilot Project (EPPP): Final Report

Electronic Publications Pilot Project Team and Electronic Collections Committee, 1996
French title: Projet pilote sur les publications électroniques (PPPE) : rapport final
The National Library of Canada conducted a pilot project during the period June 1994 to July 1995. This project was called the Electronic Publications Pilot Project (EPPP). The report makes recommendations to address issues in identifying, locating, acquiring, reporting, storing, preserving, and accessing e-publications to prevent major gaps in the Canadian heritage and research tools of the nation.
Electronic copy at: [PDF 202 KB]
www.collectionscanada.ca/obj/p4/f2/e-report.pdf

Electronic Publications Pilot Project (EPPP): Summary of the Final Report

Prepared by Words that Matter Inc., 1996
French title: Projet pilote sur les publications électroniques (PPPE) : résumé du rapport final
This summary highlights some of the findings and recommendations made by the members of the Electronic Publications Pilot Project (EPPP) team.
Electronic copy at: www.collectionscanada.ca/9/4/p4-201-e.html

Electronic Publishing: Guide to Best Practices for Canadian Publishers: Version 1.0

2001
ISBN 0-662-31211-2
Cat. no. SN3-333/2001E-IN
French title: L’édition électronique : Guide des pratiques exemplaires à l’intention des éditeurs canadiens : Version 1.0
The purpose of this document is to provide publishers with an introduction to the pros and cons of various approaches to electronic publishing. Through the use of hyperlinks, it highlights examples of some of the most relative and efficient uses of new media technology for publishing, and points to sites maintained by organizations that provide resources for online publishers.
Electronic copy at: www.collectionscanada.ca/9/13/index-e.html

Forthcoming Books

Monthly
French title: Livres à paraître
Forthcoming Books lists titles processed by the National Library of Canada's Canadian Cataloguing in Publication (CIP) program. The identification and description of titles are based on data provided by publishers before the titles are published. While this information is subject to change, it can be used reliably for general current awareness of Canadian publishing, and for cataloguing purposes. Entries are listed by subject and, within a subject, alphabetically by the book's author or title.
Print copies available from the National Library.
Electronic copy at: http://collection.collectionscanada.ca/100/202/301/forthcoming/index.html

The Friends of the National Library of Canada

Brochure, 2000
French title: Les Amis de la Bibliothèque nationale du Canada
This brochure contains information about the Friends, how to become a member and describes the benefits of membership. A membership application form is included.
Print copies available from the National Library.

Fulfilling the Promise: Report of the Task Force on Access to Information for Print-Disabled Canadians

2000
ISBN 0-662-29636-2
Cat. no. SN3-332/2000E
French title: Une Promesse à respecter : raport du Groupe de travail sur l'accès à l'information pour les Canadiennes et les Canadiens incapables de lire les imprimés
Alternate format editions of this publication are available on request.
Print copies available from the National Library.
Electronic copy at: www.collectionscanada.ca/accessinfo/s36-200-e.html

Gifts

Booklet
8 p., 1993
ISBN 0-662-66057-6
Cat. no. SN3-289/1993
French title: Dons
This booklet describes the role that gifts play in building the world's largest collection of Canadiana. It also explains tax credits, Certification of Gifts of Cultural Significance, and how to go about donating a gift to the National Library.
Print copies available from the National Library.

Great Britain Official Publications: Collection Guide

Betty Deavy
1996
ISBN 0-660-59875-2
Cat. no. SN3-308/1996
$18.95 Canada
$18.95 US elsewhere
French title: Les Publications officielles de la Grande-Bretagne : guide de la collection
With more than 180 titles, including electronic sources, this publication puts you in touch with Great Britain, past and present. The annotations provide information on how to access titles in the National Library's collection and provide detailed descriptions of the publications and their historical relevance, especially to the development of Canadian society.
Available from Canadian Government Publishing - PWGSC.

Guidelines for Reporting Machine-Readable Accessions to the National Library's Union Catalogue

39 p., 1997
ISBN 0-662-62776-8
Cat. no. SN3-315/1997
French title: Guide de signalement des notices lisibles par machine au Catalogue collectif de la Bibliothèque nationale
These guidelines provide direction for the submission of MARA (Machine-Readable Accessions) records to the National Library of Canada's automated Union Catalogue. The MARA reporting guide is meant to be used in conjunction with the Canadian MARC Communication Format: Bibliographic Data, or the Canadian MARC Communication Format: Minimal Level.
Electronic copy at: www.collectionscanada.ca/union-catalogue/s21-6000-e.html

Guidelines for Reporting to the National Library Union Catalogue

10 p., 1996
ISBN 0-662-62775-X
Cat. no. SN3-314/1996
French title: Guide de signalement au Catalogue collectif de la Bibliothèque nationale
This guide covers such topics as reporting methods, material reported, types of transactions, standards for reporting and includes tables of minimal data requirements for reporting to the Canadian Union Catalogue.
Print copies available from the National Library.
Electronic copy at: www.collectionscanada.ca/union-catalogue/index-e.html

Incunabula, Hebraica & Judaica: Five Centuries of Hebraica and Judaica, Rare Bibles, and Hebrew Incunables from the Jacob M. Lowy Collection

Exhibition catalogue
Brad Sabin Hill
192 p., 1981
ISBN 0-660-50933-4
Cat. no. SN3-161/1981
French title: Incunabula, hebraica & judaica : cinq siècles de livres hébraïques et judaïques, de bibles rares et d'incunables hébreux, de la collection Jacob M. Lowy
Print copies available from the National Library.
Electronic copy at: www.collectionscanada.ca/incunab/index-e.html

Interlibrary Loan Services of the National Library of Canada

20 p., 1996
ISBN 0-662-62322-3
Cat. no. SN3-310/1996
French title: Les Services de prêt entre bibliothèques de la Bibliothèque nationale du Canada
The following information is available in this guide: Interlibrary loan policy (ILL); items available for interlibrary loan; sending interlibrary loan requests to the National Library of Canada; document delivery; and returning borrowed items to the National Library.
Print copies available from the National Library.
Electronic copy at: www.collectionscanada.ca/ill/s16-209-e.html

International Standard Music Number (ISMN): User's Manual

19 p., 1996
ISBN 0-662-62243-X
Cat. no. SN3-309/1996
French title: Numéro international normalisé de la musique (ISMN) : manuel de l'utilisateur
When the International Standard Book Number (ISBN) proved to be a comprehensive and widely used tool for the book trade, music publishers realized that a similar standard number for printed music would also be useful. The ISMN offers a complete rationalization of music publishing and the music trade as well as music libraries. This manual focuses on construction of the International Standard Music Number; scope of the ISMN; principles and procedures to be observed by publishers numbering their own publications; application of the ISMN; printing and publicizing of the ISMN; and the ISMN and other international standard numbers.
Print copies available from the National Library.
Electronic copy at: www.collectionscanada.ca/ismn/s12-200-e.html

The Jacques Hétu Fonds: Numerical List

Stéphane Jean
90 p., 1999
ISBN 0-660-17735-8
Cat. no. SN3-323/1999E/IN
French title: Le Fonds Jacques-Hétu : répertoire numérique
The fonds comprises records concerning Jacques Hétu's activities as a composer and educator. In addition, the records pertaining to the musical works and the many sound recordings illustrate the interest shown in his works by both the music community and the public.
Print copies available from the National Library.
Electronic copy at: www.collectionscanada.ca/music/index-e.html

John Hutton's Glass Engravings

27 p., 1993
ISBN 0-662-59797-4
Cat. no. SN3-283/1993
French title: Les Gravures sur verre de John Hutton
This publication describes the artist's engraving technique and gives a short note on the identity of the figures in each panel, indicating the artist's reason for selecting each one, explaining the meaning of the symbols and scenes that appear in the background of most of the panels, and outlining the basic themes expressed in related sets of panels.
Print copies available from the National Library.
Electronic copy at: www.collectionscanada.ca/5/7/a7-3106-e.html

Legal Deposit: Preserving Canada's Published Heritage

1999
ISBN 0-662-64384-4
Cat. no. SN3-306/1999
French title: Le dépôt légal : pour conserver les publications du patrimoine canadien
Legal deposit has been in effect in Canada since the National Library was created in 1953. By participating in the legal desposit program, you are ensuring the preservation of your publication for generations to come in the world's foremost collection of Canadiana. When your publication is deposited, a brief description is entered in the National Library's database. This record of your publication ensures that its existence is made known to the public, and acknowledges your contribution as a Canadian publisher/producer.
Print copies available from the National Library.
Electronic copy at: www.collectionscanada.ca/6/25/s25-200-e.html

Literary Manuscripts: A Guide to the Literary Fonds at the National Library of Canada

176 p., 2001
ISBN 0-662-65573-7
Cat. no. SN3-205/2001
French title: Les Manuscrits littéraires : un guide des fonds littéraires à la Bibliothèque nationale du Canada
This publication is an introduction to the Library's unpublished resources in the field of Canadian literature. It includes a brief history of the Literary Manuscript Collection, the collection mandate for literary manuscripts, and the rules and regulations for the use of the Literary Manuscript Collection as well as a description of each collection (fonds).
Print copies available from the National Library.
Electronic copy at: www.collectionscanada.ca/literaryarchives/index-e.html

Literary Manuscript Collection at the National Library of Canada

Brochure, 2000
French title: Collection de manuscrits littéraires à la Bibliothèque nationale du Canada
Describes the Literary Manuscript Collection, which houses archival fonds from Canadian writers as well as individuals and organizations active in fields related to literature.
Print copies available from the National Library.

MARC 21 Formats

MARC 21 consists of the following five communication formats.
Other countries can order the English version of MARC 21 from CDS Customer Service, Mail Stop 4912, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20541.

MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data

2 volumes, loose-leaf in a binder, 1999
ISBN 0-660-17771-4
Cat. no. SN3-40/3-1999E
$99.95 Canada
$95.95 US elsewhere
French title: Format MARC 21 pour les données bibliographiques
The MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data defines the codes and conventions (tags, indicators, subfield codes, and coded values) that identify the data elements in MARC bibliographic records. This document is intended for the use of personnel involved in the creation and maintenance of bibliographic records, as well as those involved in the design and maintenance of systems for communication and processing of bibliographic records.
Available from Canadian Government Publishing - PWGSC.

MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data: Update No. 1

Cat. no. SN3-40/3-1999-1E
$24.95 Canada

MARC 21 Format for Authority Data

Loose-leaf, 1999
ISBN 0-660-17949-0
Cat. no. SN3-40/4-1999E
$70 Canada
$70 US elsewhere
French title: Format MARC 21 pour les vedettes d'autorité
The MARC 21 Format for Authority Data defines the codes and conventions (tags, indicators, subfield codes, and coded values that identify the data elements in MARC authority records). This document is intended for the use of personnel involved in the design and maintenance of systems for communication and processing of bibliographic records.
Available from Canadian Government Publishing - PWGSC.

MARC 21 Format for Authority Data: Update No. 1

Cat. no. SN3-40/4-1999-1E
$12.95 Canada

MARC 21 Format for Holdings Data

Loose-leaf, 2000
ISBN 0-660-18058-8
Cat. no. SN3-256/2000E
$60 Canada
$60 US elsewhere
French title: Format MARC 21 pour les données sur les fonds
MARC 21 Format for Holdings Data contains the codes for the identification of holdings data for serial and non-serial items. This format provides the specifications for recording holdings information and is an important tool for:

  • local catalogues
  • online and union catalogues
  • automated acquisition and serials control
  • collection development activities

Available from Canadian Government Publishing - PWGSC.

MARC 21 Format for Holdings Data: Update No. 1

Cat. no. SN3-256/2000-1E
$12.95 Canada

MARC 21 Format for Classification Data

Loose-leaf, 2000
ISBN 0-660-17990-3
Cat. no. SN3-270/2000E
$60 Canada
$60 US elsewhere
French title: Format MARC 21 pour les données de classification
MARC 21 for Classification Data contains specifications for the sharing of classification records, with a focus on records created according to the classification system of the Library of Congress and Dewey. Of particular interest to library classifiers, this format provides the fields, indicators and sub-field codes for the identification of classification data elements.
Available from Canadian Government Publishing - PWGSC.

MARC 21 Format for Classification Data: Update No. 1

Cat. no. SN3-40/6-2000-1E
$7.95 Canada

MARC 21 Format for Community Information

Loose-leaf, 2000
ISBN 0-660-18094-4
Cat. no. SN3-40-6/2000E
$60 Canada
$60 US elsewhere
French title: Format MARC 21 pour les renseignements communautaires
MARC 21 Format for Community Information provides the codes for communicating and identifying information about non-bibliographic resources related to a particular community (for example, programs, services, organizations and events). The document includes detailed examples illustrating how records are coded.
Available from Canadian Government Publishing - PWGSC.

MARC 21 Format for Community Information: Update No. 1

Cat. no. SN3-40/6-2000-1E
$7.95 Canada

The Mathieu Family Fonds: Numerical List

Stéphane Jean
84 p., 1997
ISBN 0-662-25325-6
Cat. no. SN3-317/1997E-IN
French title: Le Fonds de la famille Mathieu : répertoire numérique
This finding aid describes the files illustrating the musical activities and personal life of the Mathieu family contained in the fonds held at the National Library. Indexes of files and of proper names and titles are included in this publication.
Print copies available from the National Library.
Electronic copy at: www.collectionscanada.ca/music/index-e.html

Music Archives at the National Library of Canada: A Guide

Jeannine Barriault, Stéphane Jean and Maureen Nevins
2000
French title: Les Archives de musique à la Bibliothèque nationale du Canada : un guide
This Guide provides a general overview of the content of each fonds and collection. In addition to facilitating research, it will serve to further disseminate information about the musical heritage of Canadians. The fonds and collections are arranged in alphabetical order, and a descriptive record has been written for each one. The guide includes the name of the person or organization that created the fonds or collection, the title, file code, inclusive dates, type of record (textual records, audio discs, photographs, etc. ), the linear quantity of textual records and number of iconographic, audio, or audiovisual records, a biographical sketch or administrative history, a description of the fonds or collection, and a section for "notes." The "notes" section identifies the immediate source of acquisition, the restrictions specific to each fonds, the availability of finding aids and the existence of any associated material. The guide also contains a name index.
Electronic copy at: www.collectionscanada.ca/4/7/m15-600-e.html

National Core Library Statistics Program: Statistical Report 1996

ISSN 1206-4947
French title: Programme national de statistiques de base des bibliothèques : Rapport statistique pour 1996
The National Core Library Statistics Program (NCLSP) includes
national statistics on Canadian libraries (includes public, academic and special libraries, excludes school libraries)

  • applications of over 25 library-specific variables
  • cross-comparative analyses of findings

Print copies available from the National Library for $19.95.
Electronic copy at: www.collectionscanada.ca/8/3/r3-203-e.html

National Guidelines for Document Delivery

Prepared by Carol Smale
10 p., 1994
ISBN 0-662-61495-X
Cat. no. SN3-298/1994
French title: Lignes directrices nationales pour la livraison de documents
The purpose of this document is to define guidelines for document delivery in Canada and to suggest ways to select an appropriate method both for sending a request out and for delivering documents.
Print copies available from the National Library.
Electronic copy at: www.collectionscanada.ca/9/5/index-e.html

National Library Activities and Projects: Semi-annual update

Semi-annual, began in 1999
Supersedes: Annual Review, which was published in the National Library News from 1996 to 1998.
French title: Activités et projets de la Bibliothèque nationale : mise à jour semestrielle
Print copies available from the National Library.
Electronic copy at: www.collectionscanada.ca/012/006/index-e.html

The National Library of Canada and Canadian Composers & Songwriters: A Harmonious Relationship

Brochure, 1997
ISBN 0-662-62789-X
Cat. no. SN3-224/1997
French title: La Bibliothèque nationale du Canada et les compositeurs et les auteurs-compositeurs canadiens : une relation d'harmonie
This brochure explains how Canadian composers, songwriters and the National Library can work together to build a comprehensive collection of musical Canadiana.
Print copies available from the National Library.

National Library News

see Bulletin

National Strategy for Preservation in Canadian Libraries

Prepared by the Advisory Committee on a Strategy for Preservation in Canadian Libraries
27 p., 1992
ISBN 0-662-59164-X
Cat. no. SN3-274/1992
French title: Une stratégie nationale de conservation dans les bibliothèques canadiennes
This report examines the current Canadian scene, identifies areas of concern and points to solutions, with recommendations, for a coordinated national effort to ensure the continued existence of the holdings of Canada's libraries for both present and future generations.
Print copies available from the National Library.

Network Notes

Published since December 1994
ISSN 1200-5304
French title: Flash Réseau
Network Notes is a series on networking projects, technologies and other areas considered to be important aspects of library networking.
Print copies available from the National Library.
Electronic copy at: www.collectionscanada.ca/9/1/index-e.html

New Wave Canada: Coach House Press and the Small Press Movement in English Canada in the 1960s

Exhibition catalogue
David McKnight
132 p., 1996
ISBN 0-662-62503-X
Cat. no. SN3-312/1996E
French title: La Nouvelle Vague canadienne : Coach House Press et la prolifération des presses spécialisées au Canada anglais durant les années 60
This exhibition catalogue examines in detail the emergence and role of the small press in English Canada in the 1960s and focusses in particular on Coach House Press. A tribute to the achievements of the small press of the period.
Print copies available from the National Library.
Electronic copy at: www.collectionscanada.ca/2/17/index-e.html

Numerical List of the Randy Bachman Fonds

Stéphane Jean
1995
ISBN 0-660-59869-8
Cat. no. SN3-307/1995
$39.95 Canada
$39.95 US elsewhere
French title: Répertoire numérique du fonds Randy-Bachman
This numerical list is the key to more than eight linear metres of textual documents and hundreds of hours of recorded sound of one of the most popular Canadian artists of his generation. You will find biographical sketches and information on contracts, the scores and lyrics to songs, prizes and honourable mentions and much more. Randy Bachman was involved in musical groups such as Guess Who, Brave Belt, BTO, Iron Horse, Trooper, Original Crayons, Noah and others, all included in this list.
Available from Canadian Government Publishing - PWGSC.

The Official Publications of France: Collection Guide

Claire Bourassa
34 p.
ISBN 0-660-59203-7
Cat. no. SN3-291-1994
$9.95 Canada
$12.95 US elsewhere
French title: Les Publications officielles de France : guide de la collection
This guide was written with a view to facilitating identification of and access to the main official publications of France held at the National Library. It lists biographies, bibliographies, directories, manuals, legislative materials, and periodicals.
Available from Canadian Government Publishing - PWGSC.

The Oscar Peterson Fonds: Numerical List

Stéphane Jean
43 p., 2000
ISBN 0-660-18199-1
Cat. no. SN3-329/2000E-IN
French title: Le Fonds Oscar-Peterson : répertoire numérique
The fonds comprises records pertaining to the musical activities and popularity of Oscar Peterson. Among other items, the fonds contains biographical records, correspondance, concert programs, posters, musical works, texts of interviews, press clippings, photographs and sound recordings.
Print copies available from the National Library.
Electronic copy at: www.collectionscanada.ca/music/index-e.html

The Otto Joachim Fonds: Numerical List

Stéphane Jean
56 p., 1999
ISBN 0-660-17736-6
Cat. no. SN3-324/1999E-IN
French title: Le Fonds Otto-Joachim : répertoire numérique
The fonds includes records illustrating the life and musical activities of Otto Joachim. Several records also illustrate the many years spent by the composer in Asia. It contains, among other items, biographical and official records (passports, visas), professional correspondence, writings, musical works, files related to works, concert programs, promotional material, records related to various activities of Joachim, including those of the Montreal Consort of Ancient Instruments, contracts, press clippings, photographs of Joachim, family members and other artists, and sound recordings of concerts directed by Joachim and of his works, including Kinderspiel, Paean and Katimavik.
Print copies available from the National Library.
Electronic copy at: www.collectionscanada.ca/music/index-e.html

Out of This World: Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy

40 p., 1995
French title: Visions d'autres mondes : la science-fiction et le fantastique au Canada : bibliographie annotée
This annotated reading list accompanied the National Library exhibition of the same name.
Print copies available from the National Library.
Electronic copy at: www.collectionscanada.ca/3/6/index-e.html

Public Programs

Booklet
Published 10 times per year
Only recent issues available.
French title: Programmes publics
A monthly listing of the upcoming readings, concerts, lectures, films, meetings, exhibitions and special events at the National Library of Canada.
Print copies available from the National Library.
Electronic copy at: www.collectionscanada.ca/calendar/index-e.html

Read Up On It

Recent kits available.
French title: Lisez sur le sujet
Read Up On It is a program to promote Canadian children's literature and reading. It highlights notable books on a variety of themes, and features award-winning Canadian children's books in all categories.
Print copies available from the National Library.
Electronic copy at: www.collectionscanada.ca/ruoi/

Reference Sources for Canadian Genealogy

Mary Bond
1996
ISBN 0-660-16463-9
Cat. no. SN2-11/1999-02-IN
French title: Ouvrages de référence en généalogie canadienne
This publication is an annotated bibliography of over 200 published reference works useful to genealogists and family historians researching Canadian ancestors. It includes bibliographies of works available in the National Library of Canada's collections, such as: family and local histories; transcriptions and indexes of parish registers and cemetery transcription lists; periodicals of genealogical and historical societies from across Canada; historical and current directories for Canadian cities, counties and provinces; guides to doing genealogical research and much more! Many of these items are available for interlibrary loan through the intermediary of a public or other library. All entries include complete bibliographic citations, annotations describing contents, arrangement, publishing history and availability of non-book formats such as microforms, and call numbers for titles held by the National Library of Canada. A name, title and subject index is also included.
Electronic copy at: www.genealogy.gc.ca/07/070703_e.html

Resource Sharing in Canada

52 p., 1990
ISBN 0-660-55561-1
Cat. no. SN3-250/1990
French title: La Mise en commun des ressources au Canada
In March 1985, the Resource Network Committee of the National Library Advisory Board proposed that a series of consultation meetings take place in each of the provinces and territories of Canada to obtain a clearer picture of library resource-sharing systems, patterns and trends in the country, and to identify any barriers or impediments to resource sharing that should be addressed. This publication was shared at these meetings, supplemented and updated with information obtained during the follow-up process.
Print copies available from the National Library.

The Robert Fleming Fonds: Numerical List

Stéphane Jean
149 p., 1998
ISBN 0-662-82497-0
Cat. no. SN3-318/1998E-IN
French title: Le Fonds Robert-Fleming : répertoire numérique
This finding aid describes the files consisting primarily of records concerning Robert Fleming's career as a composer, and his activities at the National Film Board. It also contains records pertaining to Fleming's other activities, such as teaching and music direction.
Print copies available from the National Library.
Electronic copy at: www.collectionscanada.ca/music/index-e.html

The Secret Bench of Knowledge

Brochure, 1996
French title: Le Banc secret de la connaissance
This brochure tells the story of how this sculpture found its home in front of the National Library building.
Print copies available from the National Library.

Sir Ernest MacMillan (1893-1973): Portrait of a Canadian Musician

Exhibition catalogue
Maureen Nevins
63 p., 1994
ISBN 0-662-61311-2
Cat. no. SN3-297/1994
French title: Sir Ernest MacMillan (1893-1973) : portrait d'un musicien canadien
Sir Ernest MacMillan was a dominant force in the Canadian musical world for over 40 years from the mid-1920s until the late 1960s. This exhibition catalogue gives a measure of the scope and impact of his activities as they were presented in the exhibition at the National Library, which paid tribute to his remarkable life and career in music.
Print copies no longer available.
Electronic copy at: www.collectionscanada.ca/4/6/index-e.html

UNESCO Official Publications: Collection Guide

James Douglas Watson
113 p., 1999
ISBN 0-660-17920-2
Cat. no. SN3-327/1999e-IN
French title: Les Publications officielles de l'UNESCO: Guide de la collection
Over 180 annotations describe items representative of the type of material held by the National Library. They provide detailed descriptions of the documents and publications as well as information on accessing the titles in the collection. The format, date and whether the Library has more than one copy, edition, volume or issue are also indicated.
Print copies available from the National Library.
Electronic copy at: www.collectionscanada.ca/9/7/index-e.html

The United States Federal Official Publications: Collection Guide

34 p., 1993
ISBN 0-662-59636-6
Cat. no. SN3-206/1993
French title: Les Publications officielles fédérales des États-Unis : guide de la collection
This information guide is intended as a starting point in using United States official publications at the National Library of Canada.
Print copies available from the National Library.

A World of Information: Creating Multicultural Collections and Programs in Canadian Public Libraries

Edited by Joanne Godin
61 p., 1994
ISBN 0-662-22339-X
Cat. no. SN3-294/1994E
French title: Le Vaste Monde de l'information : comment créer des collections et des programmes multiculturels dans les bibliothèques publiques canadiennes
The National Library of Canada has prepared this book primarily for librarians in towns and small cities to help them establish continuing contacts with the ethnocultural minority communities that may use the library's multilingual collection. By following the advice and practical suggestions in this book, librarians should be able to find the support and information they need to manage a multilingual collection.
Print copies available from the National Library.
Electronic copy at: www.collectionscanada.ca/9/6/index-e.html

Videos

Keepers of Our Past and Present

14 minutes, 1994
$19.95 Canada and elsewhere
French title: Témoins de notre passé et de notre présent
A video explaining the National Library's history, mandate and activities.
Available from the National Library.

North: Landscape of the Imagination

16 minutes, 1993
$19.95 Canada and elsewhere
French title: Le Nord : Paysage imaginaire
This closed-captioned video complements the exhibition of the same name. It shows the images from the published material in the exhibition, and together with words and music, will give the viewer a sense of the art of the North and of the exhibition.
Available from the National Library.