Beyond The Book Lecture Series


University of Regina Open Access Week - Open Government, Open Data, Open Dialogue, Open Information

CARL-ABRC 2012 Open Access poster

Presenters: Alyssa Daku, the Manager of Corporate Information Governance at the City of Regina and Donald Johnson, University of Regina Digital Collections Administrator
Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: University of Regina Library Archives & Special Collections Reading Room (107.4)

A recording of the session is available at

There will be free refreshments and free parking in lot 3 M.

Contact: Christina Winter, 585-4642,

“By open access, we mean its immediate, free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full text of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software or use them for any other lawful purpose…”

- The Budapest Open Access Initiative

To help celebrate Open Access Week, Donald Johnson presents an update about oURspace at the University of Regina. Following this, Alyssa Daku discusses the benefits of open government as well as the various components frequently employed including open data, open information and open dialogue. She will draw on the City of Regina’s experience in launching their Open Government program this year as well as discuss other leading practices in Canada and globally.