Government Information Day 2016

Date: Friday, December 9th, 2016

Location: Ground Floor 
                 OISE Library 
                 University of Toronto Libraries
                 252 Bloor Street West
                 Toronto, ON

Time: 8:30 am - 5 pm

The University of Toronto Libraries is pleased to invite you to the 4th annual Government Information Day in Ontario. Join us in downtown Toronto for a day of presentations on themes and issues related to government information. 

This year’s Government Information Day will feature presentations from government librarians, academic librarians and scholars on topics relating to access of government information.

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


8:30 - 9:00  Registration

9:00 - 9:05  Announcements

9:05 - 9:10  Opening remarks
Julie Hannaford, Deputy Chief Librarian

9:10 - 9:45  Keynote: All data is not the same: Know the difference between public data and personal data
Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Ryerson University
Presentation (PDF slides)

9:45 - 10:15  A reporter's guide to the FOI universe
Jim Rankin, The Toronto Star
Presentation (PDF slides)

10:15 - 10:30  Break

10:30 - 11:00  The Linked Parliamentary Data Project (LiPaD)
Christopher Cochrane, University of Toronto, Graeme Hirst, University of Toronto, Nona Naderi, University of Toronto, Ludovic Rheault, University of Toronto, and Tanya Whyte, University of Toronto
Presentation (PDF slides)

11:00 - 11:30  Could it be a case of the emperor’s new clothes? Crown copyright and Canada’s commitment to open government
Amanda Wakaruk, University of Alberta
Presentation (PDF slides)

11:30 - 11:50  Building on the momentum: CGI-DPN preserves more than DSP content in the LOCKSS program
Sam-chin Li, University of Toronto Libraries
Presentation (PDF slides)

11:50 - 12:10  Publishing Open Government resources on
Alannah Hilt, Treasury Board Secretariat
Presentation (PDF Slides)

12:10 - 1:30  Lunch (on your own)

1:30 - 2:30  State of Ontario Government publishing
Alex Alton, Publications Ontario, Sandra Craig, Ontario Legislative Library, Alex Eastwood, Open Government, Frank Van Kalmthout, Archives Ontario, and moderator Simone O’Byrne, Ontario Government Libraries Council (Contact Information)

2:30 - 2:45  Break

2:45 - 3:05  Commotions over motions
Rolla Haddad, Library of Parliament and Jamila Hastick, Library of Parliament

3:05 - 3:25  Streamlining access to digitized Canadian Government information
Margaret Wall, University of Toronto Libraries
Presentation (PDF slides)

3:25 - 3:45  Sessional Papers of Canada by Title Collection (1901 – 1925)
Sam-chin Li, University of Toronto Libraries and Andrea Mills, Internet Archive Canada
Presentation (PDF slides)

3:45 - 3:50  Closing remarks
Debbie Green, University of Toronto Libraries

4:00 - 4:45  Tour of Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

You can join the conversation on twitter at #cdngovinfo

Coffee and snacks will be provided. If you have any dietary restrictions, please contact Nich Worby

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 Kyla Everall.

Note: Preferred rates are only available until November 8th. The hotel has let us know that there is another event the same weekend, so please book early to avoid disappointment. 

Questions? Contact Kyla Everall