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OGR’s monthly recap: Feb-Mar

In an effort to keep you informed on what’s going on in Washington and the letters that we have sent, OGR will now have a monthly recap.  Being the first of these, today’s blog post will cover both February and

Posted in Government Information, Intellectual Freedom, Legislation, Library Advocacy, OGR, Telecommunications, Washington Office News

How accessible is online government information?

The article below comes from guest blogger Pat Ball, who serves as the branch manager of the Cobb County Public Library System in Marietta, Georgia. The E-Government Act was passed in December of 2002. On November 7, 2007 the E-Government

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Posted in Government Information, OGR, Public Libraries

Confused about e-government services? Participate in free Lib2Gov webinars

The American Library Association (ALA) and the Information Policy & Access Center (iPAC) at the University of Maryland at College Park are pleased to announce the re-launch of Lib2Gov, an online e-government resource for librarians. Over the past few months,

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Posted in Government Information, OGR, Public Libraries, Webinars

Save the date for the 2014 national freedom of information day

Mark your calendars: the 16th annual National Freedom of Information Day conference will be held Friday, March 14, 2014, at the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The Newseum Institute’s annual conference brings together librarians, nonprofits, government

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Posted in Cybersecurity, Government Information, OGR, Open Access

Is Snowden a Whistleblower?

Here’s a selected cross-section of op-eds and editorials: YES Edward Snowden Is A Whistleblower The American Civil Liberties Union Opinion – August 1, 2013 Edward Snowden, Whistle-Blower The New York Times Editorial – January 1, 2014 Why Edward Snowden Should

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