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The Government Domain: Plain Language in Government Communications

Peggy Garvin demonstrates the impact of the Plain Language in Government Communications Act of 2008 on the accessibility of content posted on e-government websites.

Subjects: E-Government, The Government Domain, Web Accessibility, Web Management

The Government Domain: Rich Resources from the Librarians of the Fed

Peggy Garvin explores the extensive web resources produced by the librarians of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, and relevant to economists, researchers, and others all over the world.

Subjects: The Government Domain

The Government Domain: Regulations.gov 2.0

Peggy Garvin reviews the new interface, new features and capabilities, and roster of participants on what has been dubbed “Regulations.gov 2.0,” released in December 2007 by OMB.

Subjects: E-Government, Government Resources, The Government Domain

The Government Domain: Journalists and Government Information: SLA-DGI/GODORT Joint Meeting

Peggy Garvin spotlights presentations on using government documents, by New York Times reporter Scott Shane and Washington Post research editor Alice Crites, at a recent joint meeting of the SLA Government Information Division and the ALA Government Documents Roundtable.

Subjects: E-Government, Government Resources, Legal Research, The Government Domain

The Government Domain: Click-and-Print State Profiles

Various federal government agencies make canned “state profiles,” tables of data for a specific state, available on their sites. These tables are quick and easy, and Peggy Garvin demonstrates how to find them.

Subjects: E-Government, Government Resources, The Government Domain

The Government Domain: Back to School for Constitution Day 2007

For librarians and educators planning programs for Constitution Day, Peggy Garvin’s column links to a variety of web resources for online versions of the United States Constitution and related teaching materials.

Subjects: E-Government, Government Resources, Legal Research, The Government Domain

The Government Domain: ‘Insanely Useful’ Legislative Sites

Peggy Garvin looks at the expanding range of free legislative research resources available on the web, with a particular focus on sites whose stated goal is to enhance transparency and accountability, sponsored by the private, nonprofit, DC-based Sunlight Foundation.

Subjects: The Government Domain

The Government Domain: State Government Fundamentals

This month Peggy Garvin turns the spotlight to the states with a guide to some of the most useful, free web reference sources covering the governments of the fifty states. These resources are not specific to a single state, but rather provide nationwide coverage of state information. They can help you find state personnel, news, legislation, laws, regulations, policy updates, and statistics.

Subjects: The Government Domain

The Government Domain: Tracking Federal Dollars

Peggy Garvin reviews the strengths, weaknesses and range of source material offered by several free online federal contracts and awards information databases.

Subjects: Congress, E-Government, Government Resources, Legal Research, The Government Domain
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