Open Government Partnership – IRM Canada Report 2012-2013

“In January and February of 2014, the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) will produce 35 Progress Reports for public comment.  These 35 countries joined OGP in April 2012, and the IRM progress reports cover the first full year of action plan implementation.”

The IRM Canada Progress Report 2012-2013 provides valuable and interesting insight into the commitments and progress made as part of Canada’s Open Government Partnership action plan. Some highlights include the proposal for a Virtual Library, the Open Government Directive and Open Government License, GCWeb commitments for a consolidated online presence, the opening of GoC records, the state of the portal, and a lot more.

Please take the time to review this important document, available here:

Digitization of Publications relating to the Parliament of Canada

Subject: Digitization of Publications relating to the Parliament of Canada/Numérisation des publications se rapportant au Parlement du Canada

 A working paper on digitization of publications relating to the Parliament of Canada has been made available on the Parliamentary Internet.


This document reviews the state of digitization of papers relating to the Parliament of Canada as of April 2009  in order to determine:


  • which published papers relating to the operations of Parliament have been digitized
  • by which organization;
  • where the digitized works are housed;
  • who is permitted access &
  • plans for future digitization


The goal is to help inform the development of a coherent strategy amongst the various stakeholders to digitize, make available and preserve over the long term, the corpus of Canadian publications relating to the operations of Parliament since 1867.


Comments, updates and suggested revisions are welcomed. 


Please forward comments to Michèle Robichaud, Canadian Government Information Specialist, Library of Parliament at, or Ian McDonald, Government and Law Specialist, Library and Archives Canada at



William R. Young
Parliamentary Librarian



(posted by C.Rollins, Source Govinfo-L)