April 24, 2018

New Report: "States of Sustainability: The NDIIPP Preserving State Government Information Initiative"

Direct to Full Text Report: States of Sustainability: A Review of State Projects funded by the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) 201 pages; PDF Also Available at: http://www.ils.unc.edu/callee/ndiipp-states-report.pdf Direct to Summary (via LC’s The Signal Blog) By Butch Lazorchak When I first started at the Library of Congress in 2004 I was […]

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission Releases Database of Alcoholic Beverage Products Legal for Sale in State

From the TABC: The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) has completed an on-line database that gives consumers access to a list of what alcoholic beverage products are legal for sale in Texas and those products’ alcohol content. TABC’s Label Approval Database includes all alcoholic beverages that have had labels approved since 2005. Consumers can search […]

Transparency: State of Illinois Comptroller Releases Comprehensive Financial Database

From the Comptroller’s Office News Release: llinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka on Monday unveiled The Ledger, a comprehensive online financial database that sets a new standard for transparency. In fact, the site provides taxpayers with the same up-to-date numbers and information that is used by Topinka’s office in carrying out its Constitutional duties. Launched Monday, […]

Maryland's New Government Documents Digital Collection

From a Frostburg St. U. Ort Library Blog Post by Jeff Maehre: This week’s Featured Online Resource is the State Publications Depository and Distribution Program’s new digital collection. This is a collection of full-text documents, usually downloadable in PDF form, published by “Maryland State Agencies, Executive Commissions, Task Forces, and Interstate Agencies and covers subjects […]

New From Kent College of Law/Oyez Project: Searchable/Shareable Audio of Health Care Reform Act Arguments

via Illinois Institute of Technology-Kent College of Law: IIT Chicago-Kent’s Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States (ISCOTUS) has updated its comprehensive multimedia guide on issues related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by making the oral arguments and transcripts more accessible to a wider audience. Visitors to the ISCOTUS healthcare […]

Roundup: U.S. Government Rolls Out a Number of "Big Data" Initiatives, Projects

Many of these projects and so many others will need data curators, archivists, and others to help organize the massive data sets. A bunch of announcements and a discussion are taking place now (2:30pm). Live/Archive stream here. Overview from the Office of Science and Technology Policy Big Data is a Big Deal See Also: Big […]

Reference: Statistics: IRS Releases FY 2011 Data Book

From the Internal Revenue Service: The Internal Revenue Service  has released the 2011 IRS Data Book, a snapshot of agency activities for fiscal year 2011 – Oct. 1, 2010, to Sept. 30, 2011. During the year, the IRS collected $2.4 trillion and processed more than 234 million tax returns. In addition to information on taxes […]

New iOS App: Consumers Take the Driver's Seat on Safety with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's SaferBus

From the FMCSA: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) [has] unveiled its SaferBus iPhone/iPad application – a first-of-its-kind app that gives bus riders a quick and free way to review a bus company’s safety record before buying a ticket or booking group travel. [Clip] SaferBus provides access to safety records […]

The Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA) Gains Co-Sponsors, Hearing Scheduled For Next Week

Live Today Hearing Information (via House.gov) Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Live Web Stream Be Available Hearing Begins at 9:30 A.M Direct to Live Video Stream or Live Video Stream #2 Opening Statements S&O Subcommittee Chairman Paul Broun (R-GA) Witnesses Mr. H. Frederick Dylla, Executive Director and Chief Executive […]

ProQuest To Begin Publishing "Statistical Abstract of the United States" (Print & Electronic Versions)

via ProQuest: ProQuest will rescue one of researchers’ most valued reference tools when it takes on publication of the Statistical Abstract of the United States beginning with the 2013 edition. The move ensures continuation of this premier guide to an extraordinary array of statistics, which has been published since 1878. The U.S. Census Bureau, responsible […]