December 12, 2017

105 Jobs Will Be Cut At Library and Archives Canada

UPDATE (May 2, 2012): Canadian Library Association Dismayed by Impact of Budget Cuts on Federal Libraries Over the weekend and for the second time in April we posted about the elimination of a Canadian government program providing public access to the Internet (often via public libraries). Today, news of more cuts and this time the involve […]

Legal Information Institute’s U.S. Code Collection “More Current Than Ever with New USC-prelim Feature”

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From an LII Blog Post: The LII’s U.S. Code collection received a major upgrade last week with the addition of USC-prelim. Thanks to our friends at the U.S. House of Representatives Office of the Law Revision Counsel (OLRC), the LII now includes all newly codified legislation for each title on a separate tab within each […]

New Reference Resource: Land Matrix (Global Database of Large-Scale Land Deals)

From the Land Matrix Web Site: The Land Matrix is an online public database of large-scale land deals. It provides a visualisation of records documenting land deals since 2000. The data you can explore represent about 50% of the entire data base. The remaining deals are being crosschecked and added, together with new data provided, […]

FCC Approves Rules for TV Stations to Put Political Ad Information Online

From the Hollywood, DC Blog (via The Wrap): The Federal Communications Commission on Friday voted to phase in rules that local TV stations be required to put information about political advertising online. Under the rules, TV stations affiliated with the four top TV networks in the nation’s 50 largest markets will be required to file […]

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Asks NARA for Help Scanning Massive Backlog of Disability Claims

From NextGov: The Veterans Affairs Department has reached an agreement with the National Archives and Records Administration to help it scan disability claims into its electronic Veterans Benefits Management System, VA Chief Information Officer Roger Baker told reporters today. VA will roll out a paperless Veterans Benefit Management System at 16 regional offices by September […]

Scout: A New Alerting Tool (Beta) for Fed/State Government Info From Sunlight Labs

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New from Sunlight Labs. By the time you read this we will probably already have a few Scout alerts up and running. More later. This resource sounds 100% promising and if Sunlight Labs other resources are any indication, it’s going to be awesome. Btw, Scout is free to access and use. From a Sunlight Labs […]

New CRS Report: Federal Depository Library Program: Issues for Congress

Direct to Full Text CRS Report (22 pages; PDF) via Federation of American Scientists Authors R. Eric Petersen Specialist in American National Government Jennifer E. Manning Information Research Specialist Christina M. Bailey Information Research Specialist Summary Congress established the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) to provide free public access to federal government information. The program’s […]

New Research Guide: The National Recovery Administration (NRA): An Inventory of Publications in the Collections of the Library of Congress

Direct to The National Recovery Administration (NRA): An Inventory of Publications in the Collections of the Library of Congress This guide represents an inventory of several of the major series issued by the United States National Recovery Administration between 1933 and 1935, which are available in the general collections of the Library of Congress. The […]

Ancestry.com Begins Roll Out of a 1940 Census Database That’s Searchable by Name

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A new blog post from Ancestry.com reports that the company has now made all scanned images (more than 3.8 million) of the 1940 U.S. Census available on their platform. The company also points out that they’ve indexed all of the names found in the 1940 Census for two states, Nevada and Delaware, and made those […]

New from NCSL: Pension Legislation Database

New from the National Council of State Legislatures and the Pew Center on States: From the Database Intro: Current legislation on pensions and retirement is available in a searchable database. You can search 2012 pensions and retirement bills by topic, primary author, state, bill number, status or keyword. The database is updated every two weeks. […]