Well it seems winter is going to hang on for a little while longer in Nova Scotia. While you’re stuck in doors it’s a good time to catch up on some professional development opportunities to reinvigorate yourself and your libraries for spring. The Education Institute has some great webinars lined up throughout the rest of March and April. Just follow the EI button on the right of our page our check out their full winter 2015 brochure to find out more info.
Looking for something to do after work today and in the Halifax area? Check out the Information Management Public Lecture at 4pm, Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building, 6100 University Avenue.
Open Data and Open Governance in Canada: A Critical Examination of New Opportunities and Old Tensions
with Dr. Jeffrey Roy School of Public Administration, Dalhousie University
Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 from 4:00pm-5:00pm Room 3089, Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building, 6100 University Avenue
As governments develop open data strategies, their efforts reflect the advent of the Internet, the digitization of government, and the emergence of meta-data as a wider socio-economic and societal transformational. This lecture will seek to both situate and examine the evolution and effectiveness of open data strategies in the public sector with a particular focus on municipal governments in Canada that have led this movement domestically. It will also delve more deeply into whether and how open data can facilitate more open and innovative forms of governance enjoining an outward-oriented public sector (across all government levels) with an empowered and participative society.
Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice & Research is seeking volunteers to fill 4 positions on the editorial team. These are unpaid, volunteer positions within one of Canada’s leading open access journals serving the library profession. The four positions available are:
3. Layout Editor
4. rédacteur / rédactrice francophone
For more info check out the online ad