Government Information in Canada: Access and Stewardship by Amanda WakarukGovernment Information in Canada: Access and Stewardship by Amanda Wakaruk

Government Information in Canada: Access and Stewardship

EditorAmanda Wakaruk, Sam-chin LiContribution byGraeme John Campbell

Paperback | February 28, 2019

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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. Contributors: Graeme Campbell, Talia Chung, Sandra Craig, Peter Ellinger, Darlene Fichter, Michelle Lake, Sam-chin Li, Steve Marks, Maureen Martyn, Catherine McGoveran, Martha Murphy, Dani J. Pahulje, Susan Paterson, Carol Perry, Caron Rollins, Gregory Salmers, Tom Smyth, Brian Tobin, Amanda Wakaruk, Nicholas Worby
Title:Government Information in Canada: Access and StewardshipFormat:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.78 inPublished:February 28, 2019Publisher:The university of Alberta PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1772124060

ISBN - 13:9781772124064


Table of Contents

Introduction: The Evolution of Government Information Services and Stewardship in CanadaAmanda Wakaruk and Sam-chin LiI Historical Overviews1 Government Publication Deposit Programs: The Canadian Federal, Provincial, and Territorial LandscapesGraeme Campbell, Michelle Lake, and Catherine McGoveran2 Official Publications and Select Digital Library Collections at Library and Archives Canada, 1923 to the PresentTom J. Smyth3 Parliamentary Information in Canada: Form and FunctionTalia Chung and Maureen Martyn4 Commissions and TribunalsCaron RollinsII Provincial Landscape 5 Alberta Government PublishingDani J. Pahulje6 Saskatchewan Government Publications Deposit in the Legislative Library Gregory Salmers7 Inside Track: Challenges of Collecting, Accessing, and Preserving Ontario Government PublicationsSandra Craig and Martha Murphy8 Digitization of Government Publications: A Review of the Ontario Digitization InitiativeCarol Perry, Brian Tobin, and Sam-chin LiIII Looking Forward: Collaborative Stewardship9 GALLOP Portal: Making Government Publications in Legislative Libraries Findable Peter Ellinger10 The Canadian Government Information Digital Preservation Network: A Collective Response to a National CrisisAmanda Wakaruk and Steve Marks11 Web Harvesting and Reporting Fugitive Government Materials: Collaborative Stewardship of At-Risk DocumentsSusan Paterson, Nicholas Worby, and Darlene FichterContributorsIndex