September 16, 2014

Two New Reports Look at Web Archive Development and Tools

Direct to California Digital Library Web Archiving Service (WAS) From a California Digital Library Blog Post by Tracy Seneca: Chris Prom provides a Web Archiving Service Evaluation in his Practical E-Records blog using a range of criteria such as usability, scalability, license, support and many others.  This is a well-rounded look at the service addressing […]

An Audio Interview With Mary Alice Baish, Superintendent of Documents at GPO

From a Text Summary of a Federal News Radio Interview: Now in its 150th year, the Government Printing Office has been on a digital tear for the last several years. In December it went live with FDsys.gov, its new system of record. GPO is partnering with several agencies to help with digital conversion and public […]

AAP Publishers February 2011 Sales Report: Popularity of Books in Digital Platforms Continues to Grow

From the Association of American Publishers News Release: Highlights of the February 2011 sales report of the Association of American Publishers, which is being released today. The report, produced by the trade association of the U.S. book publishing industry, tracks monthly and year-to-date publishers’ net sales revenue in all categories of commercial, education, professional and scholarly […]

New Report: "Best Practice Principles for Opening Up Government Information"

Title: “Best Practice Principles for Opening Up Government Information (7 Pages; PDF) Source: Minnesota Historical Society (w/support from National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program) This paper describes the issues many government agencies are facing as they attempt to become more transparent and accountable. It expands on a list of principles produced by open government […]