Training session on Federal government information resources: past, present and future

Submitted by Hans Raum

On Wednesday morning, April 15 Hans will do a presentation at 9 am in room 105 for any staff members who would like to find out more about both printed and online information resources available from federal government agencies, from the CIA to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  This will be an opportunity to see some of the oldest and most interesting government publications we received early in the 1800’s to the some of the most useful websites created by various federal agencies.  The U. S. government is the largest publisher in the world and government agencies quickly took advantage of the potential of the Web to make their services and information resources more widely available.   Potential future developments will be discussed, along with their implications for our role as one of seven federal depository libraries in Vermont.

Federal website of the month:   http://recovery.gov

One thought on “Training session on Federal government information resources: past, present and future

  1. Adam Franco

    For those interested in digital access to government documents, I recommend listening to this interview with Carl Malamud from ITConversations:

    http://itc.conversationsnetwork.org/shows/detail4033.html

    The Public Printer of the United States is the head of the Government Printing Office, the Federal agency charged with making government publications available for the public. Carl Malamud discusses his campaign to be appointed by the Obama administration to this position. He talks about some of the reforms he hopes to accomplish and talks about how he would continue the work he has done at Public.Resource.Org, where he has made available millions of pages of government documents, as well as video and photographic material. He also assesses the work necessary to include more useful material on government websites.

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