How does the Directive on Open Government apply to POR?
The Directive on Open Government states, under section 6:
The departmental Information Management Senior Official is responsible for the following:
6.1 Maximizing the release of Government of Canada open data (structured data) and open information (unstructured documents and multi-media assets) under an open and unrestrictive license designated by the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat as outlined in Appendix B.
6.2 Ensuring that open data and open information is released in accessible and reusable formats via Government of Canada websites and services designated by the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. […]
Under Appendix B:
Appendix B: Mandatory Release of Government Information
All data resources of business value held by Government of Canada departments are to be open by default and released as open data unless subject to valid exceptions, such as ownership, security, privacy, and confidentiality, as determined by the department. The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat will support departments in the development of their decision-making and approval processes with regard to legal and policy issues by providing a release criteria checklist and other guidance tools.
In accordance with the Directive, LAC no longer accepts proprietary digital files formats of any type, which includes multimedia files used in conducting a POR project (e.g., digital video files; where relevant, please send storyboards instead). File types that are not accepted include SPSS data, DOCX, XLSX, PPTX, etc.