Many answers (with actual numbers) in the recently revised report embedded below. Title: Federal Government Strategic Sourcing Of Information Products And Services A Report Prepared by the Federal Research Division, Library of Congress Under an Agreement with the Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK), Library of Congress Revised: April 2012 From the Preface: This report […]
Revised Report: How Much Money Does the U.S. Federal Government Spend on Info Products and Services?
Title Same-Sex Marriages: Legal Issues RL31994 Author Alison M. Smith Source Congressional Research Service (via Federation of American Scientists) Direct to Full Text 35 pages; PDF From the Summary This report discusses DOMA [The Defense of Marriage Act] and legal challenges to it. It reviews legal principles applied to determine the validity of a marriage […]
From the Auditor of the State of Ohio: An online database of fraud complaints against public offices goes live today, according to Auditor of State Dave Yost. The web-based report system complements changes to Ohio law made last year by H.B. 66. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a case of fraud where no one […]
From an Article Appearing in the May 2012 Issue of FDLP Connection: In 2011, submissions were received from 1181 depository libraries, resulting in a ninety-eight percent response rate from FDLP participants. Of these, 837 were from academic libraries (including law schools), 197 from public libraries, 78 from state or state court libraries, 56 from Federal […]
From a NARA Announcement: The National Archives and Records Administration premiered the newly-restored 1949 film Navy recruitment film, The Sailor and the Seagull, last week in Beijing before a crowd of 300 at the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) Conference. This debut marked the National Archives’ first ever digital cinema theatrical release, and the […]
U.S. Copyright Office Posts Requests for Information About Crowdsourcing and Developing a “Virtual Card Catalog” of Historical Records
The U.S. Copyright Office (part of The Library of Congress) has posted TWO Requests For Information (RFI) . The first is RFI is to learn about utilizing crowdsourcing to capture data from historical catalog cards dating from 1870 to 1977. The second RFI is to learn about purchasing or developing software for a “virtual card catalog” […]