Call for interest for parts of Radio-Canada's inventory of books and periodicals

October 23, 2018

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In an effort to give back to the community, Radio-Canada is issuing a call for interest today to find libraries, educational institutions or non-profit organizations capable of making part of its inventory of books and periodicals available to students and/or the general public. Selected organizations will ultimately be able to acquire one or more portions of the inventory at no charge.

The predominantly French-language inventory comprises over 21,000 books in a wide range of categories, dating from 1906 to the present, and nearly 100,000 issues of periodicals, representing some 380 titles. Radio-Canada wishes to donate the periodicals by title, including all issues available in a given title.

This invitation constitutes a call for interest and in no way limits Radio-Canada’s ability to donate the inventory to one or more interested institutions. Radio-Canada may consider any factor that it deems to be in the best interest of preserving and promoting the inventory. Radio-Canada will give priority to educational institutions and libraries, followed by non-profit organizations.

Starting today, interested institutions, libraries and organizations can express their interest by completing the Expression of Interest Form at The deadline for receiving online submissions is Thursday, November 15, 2018.

The purpose of this call for interest is to give a second useful life to books and periodicals no longer in active use at Radio-Canada and make them more widely available to the community. It is being conducted in consultation with Library and Archives Canada, which will retain a selection of Canadian titles. This exercise is in line with ongoing efforts to responsibly manage Radio-Canada’s inventories and collections in preparation for the move to the new MRC, slated for 2020.

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