If you’re going to CLA in St. John’s this year, please join me for our annual AGIIG Business Meeting. This year it will be held bright and early between 7:30am-9:00am on Friday May 25th in Delta’s Salon A. As an incentive there will be a light breakfast available. I will send out an agenda closer to the date. Hope to see you there!
Unfortunately, I was unable to convince anyone to offer tours for AGIIG members attending CLA. A trend we are seeing more frequently, the libraries whom I approached felt their collections too small to warrant a tour.
The DSP Quick Guide was released in February as a pdf but I’m spreading the word now! Check it out!
GODORT has launched a new wiki site!
Would people be interested in an AGIIG wiki? The advantage of a wiki is that we can all contribute and collaborate. We could share pathfinders, materials, and ideas. Leave a comment if you feel this is an avenue you’d like the group to take!
Do you have a government publication topic or issue you’d like to discuss? Consider submitting it to the 2008 OLA Super Conference! Submissions are guaranteed consideration if they are submitted by April 30, 2007. For more information, check out their site.
One position on the CACUL Research Board will be available as of May 2007. If you are a CACUL member and interested in serving on the Research Board for this two-year term, please send a letter of interest that outlines your experience in research and publishing to firstname.lastname@example.org, Chair of the Research Board. A sub-committee of the CACUL Executive consisting of the Director – Institutional, the President, and the Past-President or the Vice-President/President-Elect will select a member for the Research Board.
The Research Board, chaired by CACUL’s Director-Institutional, and comprised of 3 members in total, is responsible for:
– peer-reviewing submissions for the peer-reviewed portion of CLA’s annual conference
– awarding research support grants to CACUL members
– awarding the Robert H. Blackburn Distinguished Paper Award
– reviewing submissions for publication in CACUL’s Occasional Papers series
Questions may be directed to email@example.com. Please submit your expression of interest by April 25, 2007.
Public opinion research reports are required to be deposited to LAC and are now available online. Access the submitted reports from August 1, 2006 onwards by department, keyword, contractor, year, or report number.
It’s official, we now have free access to digital mapping data from Natural Resources Canada! Data collections will be made available through the GeoGratis Web Portal.