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Government Information Day in Ontario 2016


December 9, 2016 08:30 - 17:00





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. There are still a few presentations to finalize, but we can confirm the following presentations:

  • Christopher Cochrane, Graeme Hirst, Nona Naderi, Ludovic Rheault, Tanya Whyte presenting the Linked Parliamentary Data Project (LiPaD)
  • Amanda Wakaruk presenting Could it be a case of the emperor’s new clothes? Crown copyright and Canada’s commitment to open government
  • Rolla Haddad and Jamila Hastick presenting Commotions over motions
  • 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] with a panel on the State of Ontario Government Publishing
  • Margaret Wall presenting Streamlining Access to Digitized Canadian Government Information
  • And Sam-Chin Li and Andrea Mills presenting about the Digitized Sessional Papers database

The day will conclude with a tour of the Thomas Fisher Rare Books Library, which will include a display of unique Canadian government information from their collection.