Program

The program for this conference is available via the following link.
govinfoday2018-program-1.pdf

Thursday, April 19, 2018

All events, except the Friday Social, will take place in Room 7000, SFU Vancouver, 515 W. Hastings, Vancouver, BC.

8:30 - 9:00: Registration & Coffee

9:00 - 12:00: Workshop: Webscraping for Government Documents with Python / Alex Garnett (limit 20 registrants; personal laptop required)

12:00 - 1:15: Lunch (on own)

1:15 - 1:30: Registration

1: 30 - 2:00: Introductions and Opening Remarks / Annette DeFaveri, Executive Director, British Columbia Library Association

2:00 - 2: 45: Publishing & Depository Services Update / Julie Couture, Director, Publishing and Depository Services, Public Services and Procurement Canada, Government of Canada

2:45 - 3:00:  Refreshment Break

3:00 - 4:15: The Changing Context of Open Data and Information / Mark Levene, Senior Advisorfor Open Government, Government of Canada

4:15: Wrap-up


Friday, April 20, 2018

8:30 - 9:00: Registration & Coffee

9:00 - 9:05: Introductions / logistics

9:05 - 9:30: Honouring Leaders in Government Information / Carla Graebner, Research Data Services & Government Information Librarian, Simon Fraser University

9:30 - 9:45: GALLOP Portal Update / Louise Brittain Boisvert, Systems Librarian, Legislative Library of British Columbia

9:45 - 10:15: BC Digital Library Update / Caroline Daniels, Systems, Web and Interlibrary Loan Librarian, Kwantlen Polytechnic University & Daniel Sifton, Coordinator, Library Automation and Technical Services, Vancouver Island University

10:15 - 11:00: Roundtable discussion / Chris Burns, Data Services and Criminology Liaison Librarian, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

11:00 - 11:15:  Refreshment Break

11:15 - 12:00: Truth and Reconcilliation Report / Melissa Adams, Librarian & Archivist, Union of BC Indian Chiefs

12:00 - 1:15: Lunch (on own)

1:15 - 2:15: BC Stats: Past, Present and Future / Martin Monkman, Provincial Statistician and Director, BC Stats, Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology, British Columbia

2:15 - 3:15: Cool Tools / Allison Trumble,

3:15 - 3:30: Refreshment Break

3:30 - 4:15: State of the Union Address on the US Government Information Ecosystem / James R. Jacobs, Federal Government Information Librarian and FDLP Coordinator, Stanford University

4:15 - 4:30: Wrap-up

5:00 - 8:00 Post-event Social (registration required)