Call for Chapters: Government Information in Canada

Colleagues,

Changing technology and the policies that drive it have radically altered the government information landscape in Canada. It’s time to document the context, tools, and techniques used to produce, acquire, organize, preserve, and access government information in Canada. We intend to do this via an edited book with the working title Government Information in Canada and encourage you to contribute to this project.

In the space of ten to twelve chapters, we expect to provide a platform for practitioners to present overviews, comparative studies, research papers, and case studies on these potential topics (note that individual topics may be combined into a single chapter):

  • High level historical overview, bridging the gap between Bishop’s 1981 Canadian Official Publications (Oxford) and the present.

  • Recent structural changes and current state of major federal systems:

  • departmental libraries

  • Depository Services Program

  • Library and Archives Canada (government collections only)

  • Canada’s Open Government Initiative

  • Overview of provincial publishing, depository systems, and access structures

  • Digital developments

    • digitization

    • digital curation and preservation

  • Communities of Practice

    • library associations, conferences, Government Information Day

    • advocacy and advisory committees

Please submit a 300 to 500 word abstract about the chapter you wish to submit, noting the proposed title of the chapter and authors, to Sam-Chin Li before April 1st, 2015.  

Important dates:

Intent to submit: April 1st, 2015

Notification of Acceptance: June 1st, 2015

Full Chapter Deadline: December 1st, 2015

Review Results to Authors: April 1st, 2016

Revised Chapter Due: June 1st, 2016

Note: publisher to be secured by May, 2015

Editors:

Amanda Wakaruk

Government Information Librarian

University of Alberta Library

Amanda.wakaruk@ualberta.ca

Sam-chin Li

Government Information Librarian

University of Toronto Libraries

Samchin.li@utoronto.ca

Cordially,

Sam-chin Li and Amanda Wakaruk

January 16, 2015
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