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Government Information Day in Ontario 2016
Fri, 9 December 2016, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM EST
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. Government Information Day 2016 will feature the following speakers. The full schedule for the day can be seen at the event website.
Dr. Ann Cavoukian presenting All Data is not the Same: Know the Difference Between Public Data and Personal Data
Jim Rankin presenting A reporter's guide to the FOI universe
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
Sam-chin Li presenting Building on the momentum: CGI-DPN preserves more than DSP content in the LOCKSS program
Alannah Hilt presenting Publishing Open Government Resources on open.canada.ca
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
Rolla Haddad and Jamila Hastick presenting Commotions over motions
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 Book Library, which will include a display of unique Canadian government information from their collection.
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 contact Kyla Everall for further information.
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.
Contact Kyla Everall
Image credit: City of Toronto