Maple Leaves: Discovering Canada’s place in the world through the published record

OCLC Research has released a report that captures a view of the Canadian contribution to global literature, music, film, and other forms of creative expression. Produced in collaboration with Library and Archives Canada, the report explores the contours of this contribution, as it is manifested in the collections of libraries around the world.

One interesting fact that is found in this report is that the most significant work in Canadiana in terms of the number of publications is Anne of Green Gables, by Prince Edward Island–born author Lucy Maud Montgomery. This work has been published and republished over a thousand times!

Read the full report (PDF, 2.2 MB) to learn about the most “popular” works and authors, publications in Indigenous languages, and more, along with shifting patterns over time.

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