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Assignment 2 presentation updated

  1. 1. Government Documents Review<br />Week of February 7<br />Shanna Caines<br />Lisa DeLuca<br />
  2. 2. Link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Government-Printing-Office/162592897126454?v=wall<br />GPO launches Facebook page <br />
  3. 3. http://www.wtamu.edu/library/govt/gpoaccessaz.shtml<br />New information includes path to each resource, since items that are not collections can sometimes be puzzling to find.<br />Sitemap help for FDsys<br />
  4. 4. Retrieve by Citation functionality for United States Code is not currently functioning for section values that have only integer values.<br />GPO working on a solution that will enable FDsys to specify both integer and text string types in the same FAST query, and will be deploying the solution as soon as possible.<br />FDsys Retrieve by Citation Feature<br />
  5. 5.  FDTF (Federal Documents Task Force) Government Documents Site reviewed in Choice this month. <br />http://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/romans/fdtf/<br />CHOICE Review<br />
  6. 6. No requirement that United States Government Manual (Manual) be published and distributed in a print edition. <br />Eliminates the requirement to make print copies available to officials of U.S. government without charge. <br />General public and U.S. government officials will continue to have free access to a redesigned online version of the Manual. <br />Printed copies of the Manual may still be issued and would be available from the U.S. Government Bookstore. <br />Link: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-02-04/pdf/2011-2463.pdf<br />Updated regulations for U.S. Government Manual publication<br />
  7. 7. GAO vs. NARA<br />Government Accountability Office (GAO) is charging the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) with mismanagement of a planned electronic database of government documents<br />According to GAO the project is well off schedule and will cost about $1.4 billion <br />Sen. Thomas Carper and Sen. Susan Collins are going to reintroduce the Information Technology Investment Oversight Enhancement and Waste Prevention Act partly because of NARA’s alleged mismanagement<br />NARA says their management is fine, the project will be finished by September 2011 and will be under cost<br />
  8. 8. Rep. Darrell Issa vs. Homeland Security Department<br />VS.<br />
  9. 9. Issa vs. Homeland Security cont’d<br />new Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Rep. Darrell Issacharges that Homeland Security sidetracked hundreds of requests for federal records<br />these requests were given to political advisors who requested information on the people who requested the materials<br />Homeland Security denies any wrongdoing or interference<br />
  10. 10. Labour Party (UK) vs. WikiLeaks:<br />VS.<br />
  11. 11. Labour vs. WikiLeaks cont’d<br />WikiLeaks has leaked documents implicating the British government, specifically the Labour Party, in lying to the public<br />documents released by WikiLeaks shows that Bill Rammell, former Minister of State for the Armed Forces, aided a Libyan foreign minister in getting the Lockerbie bomber released on compassionate grounds<br />Critics say this was done to facilitate an oil deal between Libya and BP<br />BP, the British Government, and the Scottish Government have denied any such “conspiracy” <br />
  12. 12. Nobel Peace Prize?<br />Norwegian legislator, SnorreValen has nominated WikiLeaks for a Nobel Peace Prize<br />“WikiLeaks wants to make governments accountable for their actions and that contributes to peace.”<br />

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