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Looking of US Census Data?

Friday, January 28th, 2011

If you’re looking for US Census data the Oklahoma Dept. of  Libraries  has just updated their site with resources such as “How to use Census data: guides and handouts about data from the U.S. Census Bureau”. It also includes links to three how-to guides about Census data:  **Choosing Census Data**– How do you choose between […]

Library Journal’s Notable Government Documents for 2009

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Library Journal has published their annual selection on the most pertinent government documents of the past year. Important issues included: Digitization – “Google launched a collaborative project to scan every U.S. government document held by the libraries of the Big Ten universities and the University of Chicago. At the project’s end, the full text of […] celebrates first birthday!

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Since it’s launch a year ago,, which has a mandate to globally democratize data,  has  undergone a makeover.  There are new opportunities to interact with the data as well as new feature such as usage statistics and apps featuring  crime statistics by neighborhood to the best towns to find a job to seeing the […]

U.S Government responds to oil spill in Gulf

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources resumed it’s Hearing May 12th, 2010 to review current issues related to offshore oil and gas development – you can view the archived webcast of  the Hearing. Take a look at the US government response timeline. Take a look  at the Deepwater Horizon Response site, which gives […]

HotDocs DocLibrary – Dept of Canadian Heritage

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“This site is supported by the Department of Canadian Heritage. It provides free access to a large growing collection of documentary films from Canadian film makers. These include materials from National Film Board. Materials can be searched or browsed by topic. There are also playlists for films by young film makers and a section designed […]

Count down to the 2010 US Census

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

An interesting article from the NY Times documents the difficulties in tracking people in large metropolitan cities  such as New York. Also the 2010 Census website has detailed information about the upcoming US census.

Free content at the EU digital bookstore

Friday, October 16th, 2009

The EU online bookstore has traditionally been a “for fee” site, but has just now added a very large chunk of free materials to its database, including “all official EU publications since 1952.”  Free publications are clearly labelled and are available for immediate PDF download.

UK Security Services records at the National Archive

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

The UK National Archives has just put up a database with materials from the Security Services: “Some of these files were kept about individuals; others were gathered on groups in which the Security Service took an interest. The files contain information about communists, Soviet intelligence agents and officers, right-wing extremists, Italian espionage activities and suspected […]

The U.S. Federal Register(2000-09) now available in XML.

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

From the US GOVDOC Listserv: The White House, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) and the National Archives’ Office of the Federal Register (OFR) achieved a breakthrough in making Government information available and usable by the public. GPO converted the text of the Federal Register (2000-2009) into XML and placed it online in numerous Federal Government […]

Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC)

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Well it turns out that we have a national cryptologic agency and it has quite an interesting website. First, what does the agency do? CSEC  provides “the Government of Canada with two key services: foreign signals intelligence in support of defence and foreign policy,  and the protection of electronic information and communication.” Website Features: provides […]

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