AGIIG at CLA Interest Groups Breakfast Meeting

Please join members of AGIIG for the CLA Interest Groups Breakfast Meeting at the CLA National Conference in Montreal!

Elizabeth Sander from Publishing & Depository Services will be there to answer questions about the new DSP agreement.

A new convener and co-convener are still needed, so if you would like to know more about either of these positions please attend or contact Kevin Manuel at

Date: 7:30 – 9:00am, May 31, 2009

Location: Palais des congrès de Montréal, Rooms 513 a – e

IFLA Call for Papers

Are you thinking of going to IFLA in Quebec next year? Why not give a paper! There is a government information section. Below is the call for papers. It would be great to have a Canadian perspective, especially since it’s here this year!

Government Information and Official Publications Section

Theme: Globalization of government information: creating digital archives for increased access

The IFLA Government Information and Official Publications Section (GIOPS) invites submissions for its programme for the 74th International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress 10-14 August 2008 to be held in Québec, Canada. In keeping with the IFLA conference theme, “Libraries without borders: Navigating towards global understanding”, the GIOPS sub-theme is “Globalization of government information: creating digital archives for increased access”.

Government, non-governmental and intergovernmental knowledge resources play an important role in our global society. Increasingly these resources are either born digital or are being digitized for enhanced access by people everywhere. Governments at many levels, institutions, non-governmental and international organizations, and individuals are collaborating locally, nationally, regionally and internationally to make these resources available digitally and to ensure that they are properly preserved and archived for sustained use by future generations.

Submissions are invited which discuss collaborative digitization projects that make available historical or current official and/or government resources. Topics covered might include the project’s development, content and content management, use of and adherence to digitization standards and benefits to a globalizing world. Submissions of a more theoretical approach will also be considered.

Four papers will be selected for presentation.

Proposals for papers must be submitted by 15 January 2008 to:
Alice Ramohlola with copies to Irja Peltonen, Jackie Druery and Marcy Allen.

The proposal should include a title, 200-400 word abstract and relevant biographical information of author(s)/presenter(s).

Successful proposals will be identified by 15 February 2008 and presenters notified.

The full paper is due by 15 April 2008.

Please note that all fees, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation, etc. are the responsibility of the author(s) of accepted papers. For additional information, please contact any of the above

Conference Call!

It’s that time already! The CLA Conference 2007 is over and we’re revving up for CLA Conference 2008. This year’s theme is Libraries and Publishing 3.0: Connecting Authors to Readers in the Digital Age. This has great potential for presentations on gov pubs in the digital age. If you’ve got great ideas and would like AGIIG support, please send them to me by July 15. Individual submissions (without AGIIG support) must be in by August 1. Find the proposal application here.

AGIIG Business Meeting

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.