Month: August 2014

Registration is now open for Government Information Day at uOttawa

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L’inscription a débuté pour la Journée d’information gouvernemental! Cet évènement est gratuit, mais les places sont limitées. Cliquez ici pour vous inscrire.

Pour plus d’information, visitez le site :

Le programme provisoire de la conférence sera disponible dans les prochaines semaines.

N’hésitez pas à contacter si vous avez des questions.


Registration for Government Information Day is now open! The event is free, but tickets are limited. Click here to register.

For more information visit the website:

Stay tuned for the draft program, to be released in the coming weeks.

Feel free to email if you have any questions.

The Lyon Declaration

The Lyon Declaration on Access to Information and Development was launched at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Lyon, France, 15-22 August 2014. The Declaration focuses on the UN’s post-2015 development agenda, currently being developed, and includes important statements on the access to and the preservation of government information, including the recognition on behalf of signatories that:

Information intermediaries such as libraries, archives, civil society organisations (CSOs), community leaders and the media have the skills and resources to help governments, institutions and individuals communicate, organize, structure and understand data that is critical to development. They can do this by:

Preserving and ensuring ongoing access to cultural heritage, government records and information by the public, through the stewardship of national libraries and archives and other public heritage institutions.

The full text of the Declaration is available here. Please share widely.