Government Information Day

Government Information and Libraries: Moving Forward in the Digital Age

Date:   Friday, November 1, 2013 
Location #1:  Ground Floor (for registered participants)
                      OISE Library 
                      University of Toronto Libraries
                      252 Bloor Street West
                      Toronto, ON

Location #2:   Room 3311 (for guests on waiting list)
                       OISE Building
                       252 Bloor Street West

Time: 8:30 am - 5 pm

The delivery of government information services in libraries has undergone a remarkable and rapid transformation in the past two decades. The dramatic shift from print to born-digital has major implications for Canadian libraries charged with the responsibility to provide access to the current and historical record of our time. How can we best continue our stewardship role by participating in preservation, resource discovery and permanent public access to government information?

The University of Toronto Libraries invite you to join us at this all day event as we explore solutions and themes related to the accessibility and preservation of electronic government information.

Please refer to the program (PDF file) for session abstracts and speakers' biographies. 

Program-at-a-Glance:

8:30 – 9:00  Registration and Coffee

9:00 – 9:05  Announcements 

9:05 – 9:10  Welcome – Larry Alford, Chief Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries

Session 1: The Changing Landscape of Canadian Government Information (webcast)

9:10 – 9:25  What’s Up Docs?  A View from Canada – Sherry Smugler, Government Publications & Reference Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries (PDF slides)

9:25 – 9:45  Introducing the CGI-PLN: Using the LOCKSS Program to Preserve DSP Content in a Changing Environment – Amanda Wakaruk, Government Information Librarian, University of Alberta Libraries (PDF slides)

9:45 – 10:20  Web Harvesting the GoC: A Collaborative Effort – Amanda Wakaruk, Government Information Librarian, University of Alberta Libraries, Sam-chin Li, Government Publications & Reference Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries and Tom Smyth, A/Manager, Validation & Monitoring, Library and Archives Canada (PDF slides Part 1, PDF slides Part 2)

10:20 – 10:30   Questions

10:30 – 10:50    Break

Session 2: Open Access (webcast)

10:50 –11:20  Open Data and Libraries – Berenica Vejvoda , Research Data Librarian, Map and  Data Library, University of Toronto Libraries and Marcel Fortin, Head, Map and Data Library, University of Toronto Libraries (Note: There will be no webcast and no recording from 11:05am – 11:20am.) (PDF slides part 1) (PDF slides part 2)

11:20 –11:35  FOI in Canada: The Changing Role of the Government Information Librarian – Amanda Wakaruk, Government Information Librarian, University of Alberta Libraries (PDF slides)

11:35 – 11:50  Digitization of Government Publications: Preserving the Cultural Record of the Past while Innovating for the Future – Andrea Mills, Collections Specialist, Internet Archive Canada and Sam-chin Li, Government Information Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries (PDF slides)

11:50 –12:10   Strategies for Digital Stewardship - Sustainable Open Access:  A Funding Model  for Documentary Heritage – Ulrich Werneburg, Partnerships Manager, Canadiana.ca (PDF slides)

12:10 – 12:20  Questions

12:20 – 1:20    Lunch

Session 3: Digital Repositories (webcast)

1:20 – 1:35   Towards a Trusted Digital Repository for Government Information – Steve Marks,Digital Preservation Policy Librarian, Scholars Portal (PDF slides)

1:35 – 2:00   Teamwork in digital stewardship: How Canadian Sessional Papers moved from paper to discovery in the Gov Info Repository – Graham Stewart, Network and Storage Services Manager, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries, Andrea Mills, Collections Specialist, Internet Archive Canada and Sam-chin Li, Government Publications Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries (PDF slides)

2:00 – 2:10   Questions

Session 4: Provincial and International Perspectives (webcast)

2:10 – 2:30   Stepping Out: Roles for Information Professionals Outside of the Library – Vicki Whitmell, Executive Director, Information Technology & Services Division and Legislative Librarian, Legislative Assembly of Ontario (PDF slides)

2:30 – 2:45   GALLOP – Collaboration in the Digital Age – Peter Ellinger, Manager, Library Technology Applications, Legislative Assembly of Ontario (PDF slides)

2:45 – 3:00   Current Issues in the Access to & Delivery of EU Information – Hélène LeBlanc,  Government Information Librarian, Wilfrid Laurier University Library

3:00 – 3:15   A View from Abroad – Mike McCaffrey, Lecturer, Faculty of Information,  University of Toronto (PDF slides)

3:15 – 3:25   Questions

3:25 – 3:40   Break

Roundtable: Next Steps (webcast)

(Moderator – Mike McCaffrey)

3:40 – 3:50   Meanwhile in Canada … – Mike McCaffrey, Lecturer, Faculty of Information,  University of Toronto (PDF slides)

3:50 – 4:50   Roundtable – Speakers

Wrap-up

4:50 – 5:00   Presentation to speakers, acknowledgements and announcements

5:00 – 5:30   Tour of the Reference Department and Government Documents Collection at Robarts Library

5:15 onward  No Host Gathering: L'Espresso Bar Mercurio, 321 Bloor Street West. Please email Christina Tooulias-Santolin to RSVP 

Webcast

Webcast recordings of the sessions can be viewed here. Please refer to these instructions if you experience problems viewing the recording.

Session 1 - The Changing Landscape of Canadian Government Information

Session 2 - Open Access*

Session 3 - Digital Repositories

Session 4 - Provincial and International Perspectives

Roundtable - Next Steps

*Please note, there was no recording for the Part 2 of Open Data and Libraries.

 

Coming from out of town?

The closest hotel to University of Toronto's St. George campus is the Holiday Inn Bloor Yorkville, located at 280 Bloor Street West. University of Toronto has a preferred rate for conference attendees. Please email Ian Taylor at Holiday Inn for more information.

If you have any questions please contact Sam-chin Li.