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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Guidance on Presidential Records

Categories: Govt Information,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

Provides background information on the Presidential Records Act, and how the Archives assists the presidential staff in managing its records.  Issued at the start of presidential administrations since 2000.  From the National Archives and Records Administration


Public Interest Groups: Agencies Must Notify Public Before Stripping Online Government Data

Categories: Govt Information,Laws/Regulations

Describes letter sent by public interest groups to Office of Management and Budget officials reminding them that federal regulations require that agencies notify the public before removing public information from government agency websites.  Also contains link to text of letter.




Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report

Categories: Govt Information,Homeland Security

Announces the demise of a daily report source on homeland security matters which began in 2011.  From the Department of Homeland Security


CREST: 25-Year Program Archive

Categories: Govt Information,Govt Secrecy,History,Spying/Intelligence

Introduces a revised site for accessing declassified Central Intelligence Agency reports.  From the Central Intelligence Agency


GPO Style Manual

Categories: Govt Information

Subtitled: An official guide to the form and style of Federal Government publishing.  From the Government Publishing Office’s Govinfo repository

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Congressional Record Bound Edition

Categories: Congress,Govt Information

Announces that the Congressional Record Permanent Edition is now available for the years 1981-2001, Volumes 127 – 147, on the Government Publishing Office’s GovInfo site.  From the Library of Congress and GPO.


NIH Request for Information: Strategies for NIH Data Management, Sharing, and Citation

Categories: Govt Information,Health/Medical,Science/Technology

Seeks public comments on data management and sharing strategies.  Wants comments on how digital scientific data  generated from NIH-funded research should be managed and made publicly available and also how to set standards for citing shared data and software.  From the National Institutes of Health


The People’s Code

Categories: Govt Information,Science/Technology

Newly launched site to allow coders to access software developed at government agencies.  The repository for open source code featured nearly 50 open source projects from about a dozen agencies.  More sites are expected to follow in the coming months as agencies implement the Federal Source Code Policy.  From the White House and the General Services Administration


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