Government Information

Roles of public library technology in supporting E-government highlighted in new issues brief

In the fourth of a series of reports related to technology access in U.S. public libraries, the American Library Association (ALA) Office for Research & Statistics (ORS) is highlighting how public library technology supports public access and use of E-government information and resources. The issues brief draws from national data published in the Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study. ... Read More »

Transparency and Open Government: Opportunity to participate in the process

120 days have passed since President Obama’s first day in office and his signing of the memo, Transparency and Open Government. Yesterday, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) began a process to allow the public to participate in the creation of the recommendations that the Chief Technology Officer, Office of Management and Budget, and the General Services Administration ... Read More »

ALA Commends Sens. Lieberman, McCain for introducing bill to open CRS documents to the public

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jenni Terry WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Library Association (ALA) today sent letters to Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CT) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), thanking them for introducing S. Res. 118,  legislation to allow no-fee public access to taxpayer-funded Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports. The CRS produces well-researched and balanced reports on a wide variety of current ... Read More »

ALA signs letter to National Archives and Records Administration

In response to the National Archives and Records Administration’s (NARA) request for comments on ways that they might modify their present system of archiving and providing public access to presidential records, the ALA has signed on to a letter that speaks to the need for openness and access to Presidential Records.  Additionally, the letter expresses ALA’s concern that the comment ... Read More »

National Archives and Records Administration seeking comments on system modifications

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is asking for comments and suggestions on ways that they might modify their present system of archiving and providing public access to presidential records. On October 13, 2008, Congress passed The Presidential Historical Records Preservation Act of 2008 that contains provisions related to Presidential libraries and the archiving of presidential records. In July, ... Read More »