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Leviathan North: Long-term Access to Government Information in the Digital Era

Published on March 24, 2015

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries and the Centre for Research Libraries 

The Conference will take place on May 14 (from 4:00 p.m.) and May 15, 2015 at St. James’ Cathedral Centre, Toronto, Ontario, 65 rue Church St, Toronto, Ontario

Libraries, archives and other memory institutions ensure that government information—vital for historical research and informed policy-making—remains accessible for current and future generations of researchers. Yet the vast scale of the information that governments produce and collect today, together with the inherent fragility of digital media and the complexities and costs of digital stewardship, threaten the survival of key information resources. The long-term preservation of digital government information is a timely and strategic issue, recently raised as a concern in reports from a Royal Society of Canada expert panel, the Auditor General of Canada, and a Canadian Council of Academies expert panel.


Leviathan North: Long-term Access to Government Information in the Digital Era, inspired by the Centre for Research Libraries’ 2014 original Leviathan meeting held in Chicago in April 2014, will convene a range of high-level stakeholders in the long-term preservation and
use of government information, providing a forum to explore the dimensions of the challenge and collaborative opportunities for the future. Through presentations and discussion, representatives of government, 2 agencies, research libraries academic, public and legislative), national and provincial archives, and scholars will consider how changing needs are affecting longstanding roles
and practices, and seek collaborative strategies to ensure the long-term survival, integrity and accessibility of the digital records, data and
published information of Canadian governments.

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Provisional Agenda

Thursday, May 14, 2015                                                          Jeudi 14 mai 2015

 

 

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

16 h à 17 h

 

Opening remarks - Martha Whitehead, CARL President; Vice-Provost and University Librarian, Queen’s University

 

Opening Keynote – Dr. Janice Stein, Munk School of Global Affairs, Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto

 

Mot de bienvenue – Martha Whitehead, Présidente de l’ABRC; Vice-Provost and University Librarian, Queen’s University

 

Conférencière de marque d’ouverture – Janice Stein, Munk School of Global Affairs, Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto

 

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

17 h à 18 h 30

 

Reception

 

Réception

 

 

Friday May 15, 2015                                                         Vendredi 15 mai 2015

 

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

8 h à 8 h 30

Coffeeavailable

Cafédisponible

8:30 – 8:45 a.m.

8 h 30 à 8 h 45

Welcoming remarks and framing the day – Leslie Weir (moderator), Chair, CARL Committee on Research Dissemination; University Librarian, University of Ottawa

Mot de bienvenue et présentation

de la journée – Leslie Weir (animatrice), Présidente, Comité de l’ABRC sur la diffusion de la recherche; Bibliothécaire en chef, Université d’Ottawa

8:45 – 9:30 a.m.

8 h 45 à 9 h 30

Keynote – ‘Information, Transparency and Government Records in the Digital Age: A Public Policy Perspective’

 

ThomasS. Blanton, Executive Director, National Security Archive, George Washington University, Washington, DC

Conférencier de marque – ‘Information, Transparency and Government Records in the Digital Age: A Public Policy Perspective’

 

ThomasS. Blanton, Executive Director, National Security Archive, George Washington University, Washington, DC

 

 

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.

9 h 30 à 10 h

  • Information Policy Directions of the Government of Canada

 

StephenB Walker, Executive Director, Information Management and Open Government, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

  • Orientations des politiques d’information du Gouvernement du Canada

 

StephenB Walker, Directeur exécutif, Gestion de l'information et gouvernement ouvert, Secrétariat Conseil du Trésor du Canada

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

10 h à 10 h 30

Networking/health break – coffee and refreshments

Pause-réseautage/pause-santé– café et rafraîchissements

10:30 a.m. – 12:00

p.m.

10 h 30 à 12 h

Federal government information resources: the state of play and looking forward

  • Library and Archives Canada – Dr. Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada
  • Depository Services Program, PWGSC – Sarah Paquet, Assistant Deputy Minister, Integrated Services Branch, Public Works and Government Services Canada (To be confirmed)
  • Preservation and access of data – Sylvie Michaud, Assistant Chief Statistician, Analytical Studies, Methodology and Statistical Infrastructure, Statistics Canada
  • Canadian Government Information Digital Preservation Network – Amanda Wakaruk, Chair; Government Information Librarian, University of Alberta Libraries

L’information du gouvernement fédérale - portrait de la situation actuelle et un regard vers l’avenir

  • Bibliothèque et Archives Canada – Guy Berthiaume, Bibliothécaire et archiviste du Canada
    • Programme des services de dépôt – Sarah Paquet, sous-ministre adjointe, Direction générale des services intégrés, Travaux Publics et Services du Gouvernement du Canada (À confirmer)
    • La conservation et l’accès de données – Sylvie Michaud, Statisticienne en chef adjointe, Études Analytiques, Méthodologie et Infrastructure Statistique, Statistique Canada
    • Canadian Government Information Digital Preservation Network – Amanda Wakaruk, Présidente; Government Information Librarian, University of Alberta Libraries

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

12 h à 13 h

Cateredlunch

Dîner

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

13 h à 14 h

Provincial and territorial governments’ information: the state of play and looking forward

  • Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec

Christiane Barbe, Présidente-directrice générale, BAnQ

  • The situation in provincial and territorial archives – Ian Burnett, Chair, Council of Provincial and Territorial Archivists; Yukon Territorial Archivist (To be confirmed)
  • Legislative libraries, the GALLOP National Access Portal, and the situation in Ontario – Vicki Whitmell, Chair, Association of Parliamentary Libraries in Canada (APLIC); Executive Director, Information and

L’information des gouvernements provinciaux et territoriaux - portrait de la situation actuelle et un regard vers l’avenir

  • Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec

Christiane Barbe, Présidente-directrice générale, BAnQ

  • La situation aux archives provinciales et territoriales – Ian Burnett, Chair, Council of Provincial and Territorial Archivists; Yukon Territorial Archivist (À confirmer)

 

  • Bibliothèque legislative de l’Ontario et GALLOP National Access Portal, et la situation en Ontario – Vicki Whitmell, Présidente,

 

 

 

Technology Services Division and Legislative Librarian, Legislative Assembly of Ontario

Association des bibliothèques parlementaires au Canada (ABPAC); Executive Director, Information and Technology Services Division and Legislative Librarian, Legislative Assembly of Ontario

2:00 – 2:45

14 h à 14 h 45

International perspectives

  • Outcomes of US Leviathan and US state of play

Bernie Reilly, President, Center for Research Libraries

  • Other international approaches – Ingrid Parent, University Librarian, University of British Columbia, former President, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

Perspectives internationaux

  • Les résultats du Leviathan des É.-U.et la situation aux É.-U.Bernie Reilly, Président, Center for Research Libraries
  • D’autres approches internationaux – Ingrid Parent, University Librarian, University of British Columbia, ancienne Présidente, Fédération Internationale des Associations et Institutions de Bibliothèques (IFLA)

2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

14 h 45 à 15 h 45

Break out discussions – Framing some actions for Canada

Coffeeand refreshments available throughout

Discussionsen groupes – Élaborer des mesures pour le Canada

Caféet rafraîchissements fournis pendant les discussions

3:45 – 4:45 p.m.

15 h 45 à 16 h 45

Group reporting and discussion of next-steps

Compte rendu des groupes et discussion des prochaines étapes

4:45 – 5:00 p.m.

16 h 45 à 17 h

Wrap-up and closing remarks from CARL President,

Martha Whitehead

Récapitulation et mot de fermeture prononcé par la présidente de l’ABRC, Martha Whitehead

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