November 30, 2020

U.S. Congress: THOMAS Adds Direct Links to House Committee Hearings

From the In Custodia Legis Blog: In the same Current Activity box in the top right of the THOMAS homepage where we added (app) after Congressional Record Latest Daily Digest, there is now a link for House Committee Video.  There is a list of committees to select from.  On a committee page, either the live stream will […]

New Feature: Dynamic Updates to "Twitter on THOMAS" Now Available on THOMAS Homepage

From an In Custodia Legis Blog Post by Andrew Weber: Today we launched another update to THOMAS: our @THOMASdotgov Twitter feed is now dynamically updating on the homepage in the right column.  It is just below the Weekly Top Five. [Clip] One of our goals with the Twitter account is to provide timely alerts about […]

A Look at Recent Tweaks to THOMAS Including the Addition of More Dublin Core Metadata

Andrew Weber from the Law Library of Congress has posted a review of recent enhancements to THOMAS in a blog post titled, “Tweaking THOMAS.” One of the tweaks Weber writes about is the addition of more Dublin Core metadata to THOMAS records. One thing this will help with is the new Library of Congress search […]

New Twitter Account: @THOMASdotgov (Updates from LC's THOMAS Database)

Word from the Andrew Weber at the Law Library of Congress that they now have a second Twitter stream. Say hello to @THOMASdotgov where you’ll find updates from THOMAS, the legislative info system provided by the Library of Congress. See Also: “Tweeting THOMAS and Connecting with Congress” (August 2010)

Tracking the Public Online Information Act (POIA) Legislation Through Congress Using Govtrack.us

On Monday, we posted news (via the Sunlight Foundation) that the Public Online Information Act (POIA) was reintroduced in the U.S. Congress by Rep. Steven Israel (D-NY) and Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT). The Sunlight Foundation Blog and a news release use the words “landmark” and “monumental” to describe the legislation. Direct to Monday’s INFOdocket post […]