Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

In the Matter of Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet

Categories: Education-Higher,Laws/Regulations,Libraries/Museums,Telecommunications/Internet

Comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission by a coalition of library and educational organizations relating to the issue of so-called net neutrality. The coalition takes exception to an FCC proposed rulemaking which provides for different levels of service and pricing.  From the Federal Communications Commission


Community Partnership Guidebook for Libraries: How Libraries Can Build Relationships to Create Financial Education Programs for their Communities

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Financial Crisis/Markets,Libraries/Museums

A guidebook to help libraries connect with individuals and organizations to develop financial education programs for consumers.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau


Recommended Format Specifications

Categories: Libraries/Museums,Science/Technology

Lists recommended formats for various categories of creative content including print, digital, photographs, microforms, motion pictures, software, datasets, and databases.  From the Library of Congress


Public Libraries in the United States Survey: Fiscal Year 2011

Categories: Libraries/Museums,Statistics

Provides national estimates and trends on public library services and usage, public library indicators, and state profiles.  From the Institute of Museum and Library Services


Librarian of Congress Appoints Charles Wright Poet Laureate

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Headlines,Libraries/Museums

Press release about the selection of former UVA professor Charles Wright as poet laureate.  Includes background information on the position and a complete list of past poet laureates/consultants in poetry.  From the Library of Congress


Authors Guild v. Hathitrust

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Headlines,Libraries/Museums,Supreme Court/courts

Ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit that the creation of a full-text searchable database of copyrighted works by Hathitrust is not a violation of the fair use doctrine of copyright law.  From Scribd


Government Doubles Official Estimate: There are 35,000 Active Museums in the U.S.

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Libraries/Museums,Science/Technology,Statistics

Also describes types of museums and provides a link to the data file.  From the Institute of Museum and Library Services


Civil Rights History Project

Categories: African Americans,Civil/Human Rights,History,Libraries/Museums

Authorized by 2009 Congressional legislation, this site features oral histories of people who were participants in the struggle of African-Americans for civil rights in the 1950s and 1960s.  From the Library of Congress


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