January 25, 2022

Reference: New Annotated Webliography: “Where Do FOIA Responses Live? Electronic Reading Rooms and Web Sources”


Where Do FOIA Responses Live? Electronic Reading Rooms and Web Sources


Lisa DeLuca
Seton Hall University


C&RL News (2019; 80.1)

From the Introduction

There is no shortage of literature analyzing the challenges and administrative components of FOIA, including response wait times, complaints about excessive redactions, and lawsuits over access to government files. The purpose of this article is to describe where FOIA responses can be located. Searchable government FOIA information varies by agency. This column includes descriptions of several agency Electronic Reading Rooms, government sources (including Presidential Libraries), and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), as well as nongovernment sources, such as FOIA Mapper and MuckRock. The sources listed in this column are excellent starting points to locate current and historical FOIA content.

Resources/Annotations are Organized into the Following Sections:

  • Electronic Reading Rooms
  • Government Resources
  • Nongovernment Resources
  • Presidential Records
  • Vice-Presidential Records

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About Gary Price

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.