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IM Public Lecture: Mining rich seams: managing electronic government
information

 

John Stegenga, National Library of Canada, and David McDonald, NS
Legislative Library  

 

Co-sponsored by SIM and CASLIS Atlantic

 

Date:                Thursday October 25 2007

Time:                6:30pm for a 7:00pm start

Location:          Executive Training Suite (Rowe 3089), Kenneth C. Rowe
Management Building

 

ABSTRACT

Government information delivered online -- a veritable El Dorado of
information, literally at our fingertips, accessible 24/7, available in all
"shapes and sizes", and often packaged in ways surprisingly different and
unique from what we have known or expect.... Yet, it has challenges: it all
too easily comes and goes, it morphs under our very eyes, and once gone may
be virtually lost without a trace. A challenge? - Yes. Do we or should we
care? What has this information revolution meant for you? How could you and
the organizations you will or currently work for respond?  

 

Join Dalhousie's School of Information Management and CASLIS Atlantic to
learn how national and provincial programs are beginning to get their minds
around this challenge, how they are "mining the ores" of government
information.  John Stegenga of Library and Archives Canada and NS
Legislative Library's David McDonald will describe efforts to preserve
Canadian digital government documents and websites.

 

BIOS

A veteran of Library and Archives Canada (and formerly of the National
Library of Canada) since the mid 70's, John Stegenga has managed the Legal
Deposit program for the last decade. Recently involved in the re-crafting of
the Legal Deposit regulations to encompass Canadian online publications, his
attention is increasingly turning toward the question of archiving the
elusive digital universe! His presentation will touch on such topics as the
structure and application of the Regulations to online publishing, the way
Legal Deposit intersects with other programs and its relationship with web
harvesting. Questions and discussion are most welcomed!

 

David McDonald originally started out counting beans as an accountant, but
decided counting books would be more fun.  It definitely is.  David is a
Dalhousie MLIS graduate and has worked at the Nova Scotia Legislative
Library since 2003 as the Systems and Library Technology Manager.  Since he
arrived, he has actively promoted increased accessibility to the incredibly
diverse collection of the library.  To that end he has participated in
digitizing some of the library's more interesting materials that were used
in web-based tributes to Joseph Howe and Evangeline.  Most recently he has
participated in the Democracy 250 project.  Now he is working on finding an
easy, frugal way to make the myriad of government digital documents easily
accessible to the general public for years to come.

 

 

-- 
JoAnn Watson, MSLIS
MLIS Programme Coordinator
School of Information Management
Faculty of Management
Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building 

Dalhousie University
6100 University Avenue
Halifax, Nova Scotia 

B3H 3J5

 

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