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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ‘s Reading Room Update

This past summer, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) moved its reading room to their new facility. This was after there was some concern that it would be closed. The reading room contains many valuable resources used by public safety groups, journalists, lawyers and corporations, among others. In earlier…

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New Closed Doors; Open Democracies DVD Now Available

In March, ALA was part of the nationally webcasted dialogue Sunshine Week 2007: Closed Doors; Open Democracies?, which addressed issues of access to government information, including the impact of government suppression and manipulation of scientific information on public health and safety – and accountability at the federal and the state…

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Federal Libraries Wiki Featured in Technology Daily

Recently, ALA’s Federal Libraries wiki was featured in an article in National Journal’s Technology Daily. The ALA Washington Office — in conjunction with the ALA Committee on Legislation’s Subcommittee on Federal Libraries — created the Federal Libraries wiki as a place to share and track information on federal library threats,…

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National Highway Safety and Transportation Association Reading Room Threatened

In an April 2007 meeting with NHTSA representatives, the ALA Washington Office learned they are planning to move the Reading Room (which at one point was not guaranteed); however, several important resources are missing from the Reading Room and may not be replaced. Letter from ALA, AALL and SLA (PDF)…

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