By Melanie Hodges Neufeld
A free one-hour webinar entitled GALLOP into Government Docs and Legislative Libraries will be presented on October 22 @ 2pm ET by The Partnership – The Provincial and Territorial Library Association of Canada. This webinar qualifies for CPD credit for Law Society of Saskatchewan members. Here is more information:
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 @ 2 pm ET
GALLOP into Government Docs and Legislative Libraries
One-hour webinar – FREE for members/non-members
Find out how to locate government publications in electronic formats available from the legislative libraries of Canada via the Association of Parliamentary Libraries in Canada (APLIC) Government and Legislative Libraries Online Publications Portal (GALLOP) launched in 2013.
This session is essential for anyone working with government publications, and will also be relevant for school, public, academic, and special librarians searching for government publications. It will address collaborative efforts to preserve and make available electronic government publications in Canada. Reference librarians will learn how to use this reliable source of Canadian content. Library school students may find value in this session regarding ways libraries are cooperating to navigate the ongoing shift from paper to electronic resources and manage print collections economically.
-Learn about APLIC and how GALLOP was created
-Discover how the portal works via a live demonstration
-Hear news about its future in the context of collaborative government documents preservation efforts
Greg Salmers is director of support services at the Saskatchewan Legislative Library in Regina. His career of 32 years involves experience in public, regional, aboriginal, and legislative libraries. In his current role he helps contribute content to, as well as promote, the GALLOP Portal.