Category Archives: Government

Primary Docs in American History

What library could possibly be a better resource for primary documents in American History than our own Library of Congress? 1763-1815 (The American Revolution and the New Nation) 1815-1860 (National Expansion and Reform) 1860-1877 (Civil War and Reconstruction)

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Govzine For the latest and most compelling news on the world of government, visitors might do well to check out GovZine. Govzine is a social news aggregation service focused on various aspects of government, including updates from industry websites … Continue reading

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IES Open Access

The Institute of Education Sciences in the U.S. Department of Education now has an open access policy that will make research publications available to the public through ERIC within 12 months of publication.  Read more in the post, Does the … Continue reading

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LOC International

Since 1962, the Library of Congress has maintained offices abroad to acquire, catalog and preserve library and research materials from countries where such materials are essentially unavailable through conventional acquisitions methods. Overseas offices in New Delhi (India), Cairo (Egypt), Rio … Continue reading

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Library of Congress YouTube

The YouTube channel of the Library of Congress went public this month.  They have started with 70 videos with plans to keep going.  Read more on the LOC’s blog post, YouTube and Now We Do Too.

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Reagan and Bush Records

The National Archives has released 245,763 pages of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush Presidential records in accordance with the Presidential Records Act and Obama’s Executive Order on Presidential Records.  Read more in the Washington Blawg.

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Iraq War Web Archive

The Library of Congress has a new digital archive covering the Iraq War.  Coverage begins March 13th, 2003 and continues to the present.  The materials that are currently available in the archive are from March 13th, 2003 – June 30th, … Continue reading

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The Last One

Could the George W. Bush Presidential Library be the last one of its kind?  According to an article from it very well could be the last “brick and mortar” presidential library.  New ideas are being discussed to not only … Continue reading

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New this month: GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) is an advanced digital system that will enable GPO to manage Government information in a digital form.  It provides public access to and digital preservation of information submitted by Congress and federal … Continue reading

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