PARLINFO:
Past, Present, Future and Fun
A joint presentation by:
Sonia Bebbington, Director of Knowledge Management and Preservation, Library of Parliament &
Denise Ledoux, Coordinator, PARLINFO, Library of Parliament
CLA National Conference: Ottawa, June 2012
Presentation outline
PARLINFO: Past, Present, and Future
- Evolution of PARLINFO as a key LOP resource
- What does PARLINFO offer?
- Where are we heading next?
PARLINFO: Fun
- Fun facts to remember and to keep you coming back
PARLINFO: Past
PARLINFO: Past
- Evolution from Library reference and research
compilations of value-added information
- Responds to demonstrated, recorded
reference inquiries: LOP reference staff see
PARLINFO as an essential working tool
PARLINFO: Present
PARLINFO: Present
Information on the people, events and institutions that
have shaped Parliament since 1867.
- A truly integrated information resource
- Open data participation: History of Federal Electoral
Ridings, a key data set, was uploaded in late 2011,
and has been downloaded over 200 times since then,
with mentions in the media within week 1
PARLINFO: Future
PARLINFO: Future
- A key Parliamentary information resource, but we
are not alone
- Streamlining the management and delivery of
information across parliament
- Open Data, data visualization, partnerships
- Preservation of PARLINFO data is a key priority
PARLINFO: Fun!
www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo