Category «E-Government»

LawPro Links – An A to Z Directory of Web Resources

Sabrina I. Pacifici has revised and updated her guide to a core group of reliable, content rich resources for researchers. Highlighted topics include: a new search engine for legal blogs, one for free federal district court filings, and one for Wikipedia; an updated legal research guide from M.G. Gallagher Law Library, government sponsored e-waste and recycling services, a filmology of librarians in the movies, the 10 best corporate intranets of 2007, the launch of the Anglo-American Legal Tradition Project Website, and much more.

Subjects: Blogs, E-Government, Government Resources, Information Management, Intranets, KM, Law Library Management, Legal Research, Search Engines, Wiki

The Government Domain: 2007 Calendars and Schedules

A wide range of online calendars from agencies and Congress offer valuable information to researchers that includes: release dates for topical reports, news, surveys, meeting and official travel schedules, historical commemorations, House and Senate bill histories, and links to speeches and testimony. Peggy Garvin includes numerous examples of e-gov sites with such services that should be on your radar.

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

FOIA Facts: The Return of the Backlog

Scott A. Hodes is a sole practitioner in Washington, D.C., practicing Information and Privacy Law. Mr. Hodes assists clients in gaining access to government records under the FOIA, Privacy Act and other federal agency access provisions. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Hodes was an attorney at the Department of Justice for over a decade. He served in the FBI’s Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Section from 1998 until 2002 as the Acting Chief of that Section’s Litigation Unit. Mr. Hodes served at the Department of Justice’s Office of Information and Privacy from 1991 until 1998. His website is InfoPrivacylaw.com , and he is a member of the DC and Maryland bars.

FOIA Facts

Subjects: E-Government, Freedom of Information, Government Resources, Legal Research

Let the People Know the Facts: Can Government Information Removed from the Internet Be Reclaimed?

Susan Nevelow Mart examines the legal basis of the public’s right to access government information, reviews the types of information that have recently been removed from the Internet, and analyzes the rationales given for the removals. The article suggests that the concerted use of the Freedom of Information Act by public interest groups and their constituents is a possible method of returning the information to the Internet.

Subjects: E-Government, Freedom of Information, Government Resources, Law Librarians, Libraries & Librarians