Information Ethics Roundtable 2015 University of Wisconsin Madison April 9th & 10th Theme: Transparency and Secrecy Information and the CFP here…
Category: Government Information
This news from the Electronic Freedom Foundation: UNSEALED: The US Sought Permission To Change The Historical Record Of A Public Court Proceeding A few weeks ago we fought a battle … Read more U.S. sought to edit the historical record of a court proceeding
In the Sacramento River Delta, just a short drive to the south of where I live, there is an area with some confusion regarding the official geographic information that has … Read more Ryer Island Geographic Information Controversy
Message from Free Government Information: A convergence of several things — the White House’s new policy on Open Access to federally funded scientific information, the NAPA Report on the GPO, … Read more Important Petition for Access to Government Information
Not exactly a library issue, but one which rests on the same ideals. It seems urgent to me that we legalize making video recordings of on-duty police officers. (Only illegal … Read more An Illinois Man Is Facing 75 Years In Jail For Filming Police (video)
Citizens, though ye may be weary, please read this item from the ALA Washington Office: BATTLE FRONT: Federal Depository Library Program….
Daniel Ellsberg spoke at the American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans this summer, about the current world situation and libraries. ALA’s Leonard Kniffel followed up with this on-camera … Read more Daniel Ellsberg interviewed by ALA’s Leonard Kniffel
Librarians have responded to the internet and other technologies that have reduced people’s demand for our services in a couple of complementary ways over the past 20 years or so … Read more Turning the Reference Desk into a Reference Bureau
Susan Maret sent an interesting link to the PLG listserv to an article about statutes that create new exemptions to FOIA. If you’re interested in access to government information, this … Read more A whole other basket of FOIA exceptions – statutes
I recommend a post by James Jacobs on the freegovinfo.info site and the comments following it for a good summary of the debate over Wikileaks within the library community.
Petition to support NARA’s investigation into CIA destruction of records pertaining to torture sites
Recently, the Department of Justice (DOJ) decided to not bring criminal charges against the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for the destruction of federal records: videotapes of the torture of detainees … Read more Petition to support NARA’s investigation into CIA destruction of records pertaining to torture sites
I was discussing the free press with a Russian friend once, and she told me that the main difference between Soviet Russia and the contemporary USA was that Russians knew … Read more Terrorists meeting at the Capitol Building today? Government information and alternative media
There was a good article about WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Paul Assange, by Raffi Khatchadourian, in the June 7 issue of the New Yorker.
This is big news for anyone dealing with politics or gov docs collections. The New York Times is reporting today that C-SPAN has made its entire archive of programming freely … Read more C-SPAN puts entire video archive on the web
Something is happening in Minnesota that is worth noting if you’re interested in the public sphere. There is a mining project in the Iron Range that is awaiting state approval. … Read more Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer will not be in attendance
Library of Walls: The Library of Congress and the Contradictions of Information Society Author: Samuel Gerald Collins Price: $32.00 Published: April 2009 ISBN: 978-0-9802004-2-3 Printed on acid-free paper “The experience … Read more New from Litwin Books: Library of Walls