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Government Information in Canada

Access and Stewardship

Public access to government information forms the foundation of a healthy liberal democracy. Because this information can be precarious, it needs stewardship. Government Information in Canada provides analysis about the state of Canadian government information publishing. Experts from across the country draw on decades of experience to offer a broad, well-founded survey of history, procedures, and emerging issues—particularly the challenges faced by practitioners during 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 J. Smyth, Brian Tobin, Amanda Wakaruk, Nicholas Worby

About the Authors

Amanda Wakaruk is Copyright Librarian at the University of Alberta. Sam-chin Li is Reference/Government Publications librarian at the University of Toronto.


"Government information policies and practices are very important and rapidly changing. By presenting challenges and pointing to necessary improvements, Government Information in Canada makes an important contribution to the field, particularly in view of the dilemmas raised by accessing and preserving (often elusive) digital information."—Peter I. Hajnal, Emeritus Librarian and Research Associate, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto

"Librarians, like hoarders, save everything because you never know what is needed in the future, and governments like to change the record as they go along.... Though record-keeping has never been cheaper and easier, it has also never been more haphazard. Government Information makes this point beautifully.... 'Crisis' is not too strong a word. Vanishing records are only noticed once they're gone. As authors put it, 'The half-life of government web content is notoriously short.'" [Full review at]—Holly Doan, Blacklock's Reporter

9781772124064 : government-information-in-canada-wakaruk-li-campbell
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