Directive on Open Government

Promotes information management practices that enable the proactive and ongoing release of government information.
Date modified: 2014-10-09

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access restrictions (restrictions d'accès)
Security identification and categorization that ensures that appropriate safeguards are applied to mitigate security risks to the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of information.
data (données)
Reinterpretable representations of information in a formalized manner suitable for communication, interpretation, or processing.
essential record (document essentiel)
A record essential to continuing or re-establishing critical institutional functions.
functional specialist (spécialiste fonctionnel)
An employee who carries out roles and responsibilities that require function-specific knowledge, skills and attributes in the following priority areas: finances, human resources, internal audit, procurement, materiel management, real property, and information management.
information architecture (architecture d'information)
The structure of the information components of an enterprise, their interrelationships, and principles and guidelines governing their design and evolution over time. Information architecture enables the sharing, reuse, horizontal aggregation, and analysis of information.
information management (gestion de l'information)
A discipline that directs and supports effective and efficient management of information in an organization, from planning and systems development to disposal or long-term preservation.
inventory (inventaire)
A detailed, itemized list that describes the volume, scope, and complexity of structured or unstructured information resources of the department.
machine-readable (lisible par machine)
In a form that can be used and understood by a computer.
open data (données ouvertes)
Structured data that is machine-readable, freely shared, used and built on without restrictions.
open government (gouvernement ouvert)
A governing culture that holds that the public has the right to access the documents and proceedings of government to allow for greater openness, accountability, and engagement.
open information (information ouvert)
Unstructured information that is freely shared without restrictions.
publication (publication)
Any library matter that is made available in multiple copies or at multiple locations, whether without charge or otherwise, to the public generally or to qualifying members of the public by subscription or otherwise. Publications may be made available through any medium and may be in any form, including printed material, on-line items or recordings.
record (document)
For the purpose of this policy, records are information created, received, and maintained by an organization or person for business purposes, legal obligations, or both, regardless of medium or form.
recordkeeping (tenue des documents)
A framework of accountability and stewardship in which records are created, captured, and managed as a vital business asset and knowledge resource to support effective decision making and achieve results for Canadians.
release (communication)
Make publicly available online in a downloadable format
structured information (information structurée)
Digital information residing in fixed fields within a repository.
unstructured information (information non structurée)
Digital information that is often created in free-form text using common desktop applications such as e-mail, word-processing, or presentation applications.
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