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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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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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Valuing the United Nations

The following op-ed from the online forum Project Syndicate caught my eye today. If you haven’t heard of  the site I recommend it for its thoughtful and well-written analysis of global economic and political issues written by eminent faculty. http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/value-for-money-at-the-united-nations-by-gareth-evans The pun on the word “value” in the title is […]

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Welcome!

In the spirit of the festive season, GIOPS (Government Information and Official Publications) has decided to give the gift of blog to everyone!  But what is GIOPS, you may ask?  The GIOPS group within the IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) family focuses on information produced by governments, […]

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