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Subseries consists of records relating to the Canadabooks project. Documented are its endeavors to increase the sale of members' titles in the educational field through salespersons and production of joint catalogues. Included are bylaws, minutes and papers of the Board of Governors and general meetings, correspondence, financial statements, contracts, reports and catalogues.

Canadian Book Information Centre

Subseries consists of records of the Canadian Book Information Centre prior to its restructuring in 1976. Also documented is the Library Information Project, a survey of libraries intended to enhance the services offered by publishers and suppliers. Included are minutes and papers of the management and executive committees, correspondence, brochures, catalogues, reports and budgets.

Book Publishing and Public Policy Conference

Subseries consists of records of the Book Publishing and Public Policy Conference, held in Ottawa in April, 1981, which was sponsored jointly by the ACP and the Writer's Union of Canada. Included are correspondence, minutes and papers of the organizing committee, mailing and registration lists, invitations, programs, photographs, speeches and briefs from the conference's keynote speakers (Francis Fox, Margaret Atwood, Bryan Sims, Roy MacSkimming, James Lorimer and Patsy Aldana), and notes and proceedings from the conference panels.

Foreign Investment Review Act

Subseries consists of records relating to the federal Foreign Investment Review Act (FIRA) and on the ownership changes of particular publishing companies, control within the North American publishing industry, and the public response to the threatened closure of Macmillan Publishing in 1980. Included are legislation, correspondence, annual and other reports, clippings, newsletters, memoranda and news releases.

Fulfillment Working Group papers

Subseries consists of records of the Fulfillment Working Group. Chaired by James Lorimer, the group researched the viability of organizing a co-operative publishers warehouse. The group commissioned studies from Rien Hennephof and Haskin and Sells and drew up a proposal which was never implemented. Included are correspondence, papers, surveys, and proposals.

Policy files

Subseries consists of records relating to the subject of government policy in the fields of copyright, foreign investment, co-publishing, cultural industries and book tariffs. Also documented is the Tariff Monitoring Work Group, a joint government/industry endeavour under the auspices of the Book and Periodical Development Council set up to monitor the effects of zero-rating the import tariff on books. Included are articles, briefs, minutes and papers.


Subseries consists of records relating to the IPA/ACP work with Statistics Canada to improve and refine the federal governments' annual statistics on the book publishing industry. Included are a draft and final versions of the survey questionnaires, survey booklets, draft reports, statistical tables, correspondence and clippings.

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