January 23, 2022

Toronto Public Library Should Control Data Collected at Quayside, Board of Trade Says

From The Star:

The Toronto Region Board of Trade is calling for the Toronto Public Library to oversee and create policies related to data collected at Sidewalk Labs’ proposed smart city.

But is the library the best place for this?


In a 17-page report released Wednesday called BiblioTech (a play on the French word bibliothèque, which means library in English), the board of trade said it chose the Toronto Public Library — which has 100 branches across the city and more than 10 million books — to oversee data governance at Quayside and other future smart city projects in Toronto because the library is a “long-standing public institution with broad respect in the technology community.”

The library is also known for its “balanced approach” to data policy and information management, the board said in a statement Wednesday.

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See Also: Full Text Report (Discussed in Article): BiblioTech Beyond Quayside: A City-Building Proposal for the Toronto Public Library to Establish a Civic Data Hub ||| Report News Release
17 pages; PDF.





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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.