2017 GIOPS Open Session – Papers Online

Papers for the 2017 GIOPS Open Session International Legal Institutions and the Dissemination of Official/Public Information are now online. Much thanks to all the presenters for a very successful session!

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New GODORT Occassional Paper!

Sherry Smugler, Government Publications and Reference Librarian at the University of Toronto, Canada has just written a new report entitled – Facing Change: A Perspective on Government  Publications Services in Canadian Academic Libraries in the Internet Age as part of the American Library’s Association Government Documents Round Table Section. It offers an […]

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Canadian Historical Debates 1867- 1994 now online!

A joint project of the Library of Parliament and Canadiana.org, the Historical Debates of the Parliament of Canada  portal includes all debates the House of Commons and Senate  from Parliament 1, Session 1 (1867) until  1994 (House)  and 1996 (Senate)  when coverage begins on the Parliamentary website parl.gc.ca.  The  new website Historical […]

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Good-bye to Canada’s DSP

As of December 31, 2013, the Depository Services Program for Canada, which has existed since 1927, will be ending. The DSP will only be capturing born digital  publications produced by government agencies. The DSP will no longer be a central distribution point for print publications. As a result of the […]

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Access to U.S. Government Resources during the shutdown

So many libraries and organizations such as the Congressional Research Service  have created amazing resources and LibGuides during the Government shutdown.  Here are a few in case you’re needing information that is currently unavailable: The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has produced the following reports: Government Shutdown: Operations of the Department […]

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Canadian government documents and websites at risk!

The distribution of government documents is crucial to keeping citizens informed and able to make decisions.  Governments everywhere have experienced budgetary concerns and as a result, many depository programs are faced with challenges that seem insurmountable considering the lack of funds and staff to assure the maintenance of access to […]

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Surveillance technologies must not undermine freedom of expression – UN expert

From the UN News Centre: “Freedom of expression cannot be ensured without respect to privacy in communications,” said Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, Frank La Rue, presenting to the Geneva-based Human Rights Council his report on the implications of State surveillance on human rights. “Concerns about national security and criminal […]

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