The upcoming crop of presidential hopefuls are stretching their (and our) intellectual muscle — tossing out historical references to the early years of the area commonly know as “North America.” Being a mild mannered librarian, I try to avoid statements sans citation and I wondered if I could find a .gov source to help the […]
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June 29th, 2011 · No Comments
April 14th, 2011 · 1 Comment
With summer vacation rapidly approaching (thank goodness we don’t have to fret about having six weeks off like the lazy Europeans) let’s see what suggestions .gov is offering. Check the Facebook page or recreation.gov today, because the funding could be cut at anytime.
March 10th, 2011 · No Comments
Buyer beware! Of course all is political, but one yearns for pseudo-impartiality when searching the internet with the .gov domain. This is now laid to rest (and I am sure these are just two of many stumble-on examples). Try http://www.gop.gov/ or http://www.dems.gov/ and see if they have a bi-partisan, neutral, dot-gov style outlook.
February 9th, 2011 · No Comments
Didn’t Al Gore invent the algorithm? What??? Yes, this is internet free association. A couple of typos in your favorite search engine and hard to tell what might float to the top. But seriously, is it easier than ever to find Government Information, or is the “real stuff” just waiting for the next Wiki-Leak. And […]
January 24th, 2011 · 2 Comments
Public Printer Bill Boarman has named Mary Alice Baish Assistant Public Printer, Superintendent of Documents, for the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). Interesting bio includes this… “She is among the founding members of OpenTheGovernment.org (OTG.org), an organization created to promote democracy and end Government secrecy. She has worked with OTG.org, the White House and Office […]
November 16th, 2010 · No Comments
Czar time in D.C. again. This supernumerary will us help keep stuff to ourselves, err, allow us to opt-in (or is that opt-out) of the sharing (or is that stealing) of our most personal and precious moments (i.e. bank routing numbers). The White House plans for a web security czar… Ars Technica summarizes here.
September 24th, 2010 · No Comments
Just glancing through the Economic Report of the President (librarian occupational hazard) and was struck by all the comparisons with EUROPE and the Group of Seven — so what’s up with that? For example one table (fig 7-3, page 190) shows the US of A as having higher infant mortality than the other gang of […]
September 17th, 2010 · No Comments
September 17th is Constitution Day when we tout the jewel of the republic. Naturally NARA (keeper of the flame) has the inside line on the document.
August 19th, 2010 · No Comments
Белка и Стрелка. The two Muscovite dogs (not to be confused with mosquovites) who flew into space fifty years ago have gone viral on the WWW. Fortunately, there is a NASA link on animals in space, making the link du jour fodder for this blog!
August 4th, 2010 · No Comments
All the dreary economic news from the various federal agencies and quasi-governmental agencies getting you down? Rejoice — things could be worse (and have been) and this is showcased in a Library of Congress exhibit Bound for Glory: America in Color featuring fascinating photographs taken by Farm Security Administration photographers from 1939-1943.
July 27th, 2010 · 1 Comment
The fourth estate may be down, but it is not out, not only is there the the co-ordination (co-operation) of the NYT and WikiLeaks in exposing war papers, but now the Washington Post is taking the lid off “Top Secret America.” I would link to the “official U.S. documents” as is the mission of this […]
July 7th, 2010 · 1 Comment
If NASA can take the air out of the Jabulani 2010 World Cup Soccer ball imagine the agency’s report on the aerodynamics of a Whiffle ball. If you missed the controversy (your head in the sand?) you can find a video summary here and the official FIFA ball specifications here.
June 29th, 2010 · No Comments
Arnold AFB. Such an innocuous name for a such a high powered facility. If you want to get you hair mussed, try the stepping into the aerodynamic and propulsion wind tunnels which can dry your hair with Mach 20 speed. Want to test your latest aircraft or spaceship, get in line behind these…
June 9th, 2010 · 1 Comment
You have a GPS gizmo in your car and your mobile phone has one too, so why not the Cessna zipping overhead? One simple answer is safety, and the bureaucrats and boffins at the FAA plan to make use of the technology very soon. All the details are publicly available at the Next Generation Air […]
April 8th, 2010 · 1 Comment
This description is breath-taking — can’t wait to see how it develops. Go there — go there NOW! GPO is pleased to announce “Government Book Talk,” a new blog about Government publications! The goal is to raise the profile of some of the best publications from the Federal Government, past and present. New and popular […]