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Government Information in Canada: Access and Stewardship Available for Pre-Order

December 15, 2018

Government Information in Canada: Access and Stewardship, a collection of essays edited by Amanda Wakaruk and Sam-chin Li, is available for pre-order from both Indigo and Amazon.

The print volume is expected to be released in February 2019 with an open access version available from the publisher (University of Alberta Press) one month later.

An uncorrected proof of the introductory chapter (The Evolution of Government Information Services and Stewardship in Canada) is also available from the University of Alberta Libraries’ open access digital archive.

Book Description

Public access to government information forms the foundation of a healthy liberal democracy, but because this information can be precarious, it needs stewardship. Government Information in Canada provides analysis about the state of Canadian government information publishing. Practitioners from across the country draw on decades of experience and hands-on practice to offer a broad, well-founded survey of history, procedures, and emerging issues—particularly the challenges posed by the transition of government information from print to digital access. This is an indispensable book for librarians, archivists, researchers, journalists, and everyone who uses government information and wants to know more about its publication, circulation, and retention.

Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 360 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.78 in
Published: February 28, 2019
Publisher: The university of Alberta Press
Language: English
ISBN 9781772124064

Table Contents

Introduction: The Evolution of Government Information Services and Stewardship in Canada
Amanda Wakaruk and Sam-chin Li

Historical Overviews

Government Publication Deposit Programs: The Canadian Federal, Provincial, and Territorial Landscapes
Graeme Campbell, Michelle Lake, and Catherine McGoveran

Official Publications and Select Digital Library Collections at Library and Archives Canada, 1923 to the Present
Tom J. Smyth

Parliamentary Information in Canada: Form and Function
Talia Chung and Maureen Martyn

Commissions and Tribunals
Caron Rollins

Provincial Landscape

Alberta Government Publishing
Dani J. Pahulje

Saskatchewan Government Publications Deposit in the Legislative Library
Gregory Salmers

Inside Track: Challenges of Collecting, Accessing, and Preserving Ontario Government Publications
Sandra Craig and Martha Murphy

Digitization of Government Publications: A Review of the Ontario Digitization Initiative
Carol Perry, Brian Tobin, and Sam-chin Li

Looking Forward: Collaborative Stewardship

GALLOP Portal: Making Government Publications in Legislative Libraries Findable
Peter Ellinger

The Canadian Government Information Digital Preservation Network: A Collective Response to a National Crisis
Amanda Wakaruk and Steve Marks

Web Harvesting and Reporting Fugitive Government Materials: Collaborative Stewardship of At-Risk Documents
Susan Paterson, Nicholas Worby, and Darlene Fichter


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