GODORT, the Government Documents Roundtable of the American Library Association, has sent out a call asking people to nominate government documents for consideration for the annual review article in the May 15, 2007 issue of Library Journal. Government documents can be American or “international” (so this includes Canadian material).
Documents or web sites need to be have been published or created in 2005-2006. The Notable Documents project was begun in 1982 and aims to promote awareness of government publications by libraries and their users. Since 1986, the annual list of selected documents has been published in the May 15 issue of Library Journal, usually in time for the Association’s annual conference extravaganza that can attract upwards of 20,000 professional librarians.
Unfortunately, no Canadian documents were included in the 2005 list. However, there were 2 Canadian resources that made it into the winner’s circle in 2004:
- Genealogy and Family History (formerly: Canadian Genealogy Centre) (Library and Archives Canada, 2004)
- Learning from SARS: Renewal of Public Health in Canada; A Report of the National Advisory Committee on SARS and Public Health (Health Canada, 2003)
The deadline for nominations is December 31, 2006.