2010 Washington E-Bulletin

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  • Washington E-Bulletin - December 2010

    UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
    Happy New Year! Congress Passes Continuing Resolution to Fund Government through March 2011
    Whistleblower Protection Bill Dies in Senate
    Federal Communications Commission Votes to Approve Network Neutrality Rules
    President Obama Appoints William J. Boarman as Public Printer
    Chief Technology Officer Mike Wash Announces Departure from GPO
    Government Printing Office to Sunset GPO Access in Mid-2011
    President Obama Announces Nominations to Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
    Sen. Coburn Attacks Print Congressional Record as “Wasteful”
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
    Federal Trade Commission Releases Report on Consumer Privacy
    Law Library of Congress Hosts Human Rights Day Event on Cultural Property Rights of Indigenous People
    Law Library of Congress Adds New Features to THOMAS
    Maryland People’s Law Library Launches New Web Site
  • Washington E-Bulletin - November 2010

    Vol. 2010, Issue 11
    November 30, 2010
    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
    GRC Seeks Nominations for 2011 Public Access to Government Information and Oakley Advocacy Awards
    UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
    “Lame-Duck” Session Continues with Unclear Agenda
    White House Releases Executive Order on Controlled Unclassified Information
    November State Working Groups Spotlight: FL, MI, VA and WA Make Great Strides
    OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
    NJLLA Program Highlights Importance of Chapter Advocacy
    SNELLA Members Testify Against Proposal to Eliminate Hearing Transcripts
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
    New GAO Report Finds EPA Has Not Yet Produced Strategic Plan for Library Network
    Chicago-Kent Now Home to Oyez Project
    World Bank Launches New Online Collection of All World Development Reports
  • Washington E-Bulletin - October 2010

    Vol. 2010, Issue 10
    October 29, 2010
    UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
    Congress Passes Open Government Bills before Recess
    Update on Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act (H.R. 6026)
    AALL Expresses Concern about NARA’s Online Public Access System
    Online Training on National Inventory Shows Value of Your Contributions
    October State Working Groups Spotlight: Illinois, Oklahoma and Utah Make Great Progress
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie Government Accountability Office Releases Two Reports on Challenges Facing NARA
    Office of Government Information Services Releases Data on its First Year
    NARA and University of Virginia Press to Post Founding Documents Online
    EPIC Gives Obama Administration Mixed Reviews on Privacy
  • Washington E-Bulletin - September 2010

    Vol. 2010, Issue 9
    September 30, 2010
    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
    Last Call! Register TODAY for Free AALL Webinar on National Inventory on October 6
    UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
    Thanks to Your Help, Congress Approves Bill to Repeal SEC FOIA Exemption
    AALL Urges Senate Committee to Pass E-Records Bill before Congress Adjourns
    AALL and NOCALL Support Need for Public Access to Constitution Annotated in XML
    Public Interest Declassification Board Holds Hearing to Examine Potential Role of Technology to Ease Declassification
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
    2010 Secrecy Report Card Reveals Greater Transparency in Federal Government
    CREW Finds Bush White House Ignored Warnings about Threat to Email
    Government Accountability Office Uncovers Serious Deficiencies with OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program
  • Washington E-Bulletin - August 2010

    Vol. 2010, Issue 8
    August 31, 2010
    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Webinar: Come One, Come All! Your Help Needed to Populate the National Inventory of Primary Legal Materials
    Action Alert: Your Help Needed On Three “Must-Pass” Bills
    UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
    Members of Congress Speak Out in Support of Net Neutrality
    House Oversight Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Public Access to Federally-Funded Research
    Copyright Committee Posts New Issue Briefs on Google Book Settlement and DMCA Exemptions
    OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
    GRC Liaisons Connect Chapters and SISs with AALL’s Advocacy Team
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
    Law Library of Congress Digitizes Piracy Collections
    New CRS Report Examines Role of the Director of National Intelligence
    Government Accountability Office Report Highlights Need to Address Cyber Threats
  • Washington E-Bulletin - July 2010

    Vol. 2010, Issue 7
    July 30, 2010
    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Welcome to Our New Readers!
    UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
    Thanks to You, the Denver Advocacy Training Was a Great Success!
    2010 Annual Meeting “AALL Public Policy Update” Highlights Our Key Policy Activities and Accomplishments
    Chapter Leaders Gather in Denver for Roundtable on Government Relations
    NCCUSL Drafting Committee Approves Draft Authentication and Preservation of State Electronic Legal Materials Act
    AALL Scores Department of Justice Revised Open Government Plan
    U.S. Archivist Ferriero Announces Task Force on Open Government and E-Records Management
    OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
    New Case Study: California County Law Librarians Protect Law Library Funds
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
    Cost of Classification Continues to Rise
    National Declassification Center Releases Inaugural Report
    President and Vice President Daily Public Schedules Now on WhiteHouse.gov
  • Washington E-Bulletin - June 2010

    Vol. 2010, Issue 6
    June 30, 2010
    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
    See You in Denver!
    Please Help Save the LSU School of Library and Information Science
    Thank You for Taking Action on the Recent Coburn Amendment
    UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
    AALL Urges Members of Congress to Support Access to Congressional Earmarks
    AALL and NOCALL Support Transparency Provision in Financial Reform Package
    Justice Department Inspector General Will Investigate FBI’s Use of Surveillance Powers
    OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
    New Case Study: ORALL’s Successful Fight to Save County Law Libraries
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
    Government Printing Office Releases Evaluation of the Needs of FDLP Libraries
    Thurgood Marshall Law Library Adds to Commission on Civil Rights Collection
    New Volume of Foreign Relations of the United States Released
    Energy Department Launches Search Tool Designed to Ease Research
  • Washington E-Bulletin - May 2010

    Vol. 2010, Issue 5
    May 28, 2010
    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Don’t Forget to Register for the Advocacy Training in Denver!
    UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
    AALL Contributes to Audit of Federal Agency Open Government Plans
    FCC Chairman Proposes Plan to Ensure Net Neutrality
    New National Declassification Center Announces Draft Prioritization Plan
    AALL Urges White House to Release BP Oil Spill Monitoring Data
    White House Refuses to Release Visitor Logs in Response to FOIA Request
    OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
    SNELLA and AALL Celebrate Partial Victory for Connecticut's Courthouse Law Libraries: 4 of 6 to Remain Open
    CALL Government Relations Committee Launches New Blog
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
    Federal Judiciary Adds Improvements to Web Site
    Law Library of Congress Releases Collection of Resources on Elena Kagan
    CRS Releases Reports on the Jurisprudence of Justice Stevens
    New Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography Now Available
  • Washington E-Bulletin - April 2010

    Vol. 2010, Issue 4
    April 30, 2010
    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS—HOPE TO SEE YOU IN DENVER!
    Your Guide to AALL’s Annual Meeting Policy Programs Now Available
    Workshop Spotlight: Learn How to Implement Creative Commons Licenses for Your Library (W4)
    Reminder: Register Today for 2010 Advocacy Training, Raising the Bar in Your State
    UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
    April Legislative Update
    Senate and House Judiciary Committee Chairmen Urge Department of Justice to Take Action on USA PATRIOT Act Provisions
    New Office of Government Information Services Enhances Web Collections of FOIA Resources
    OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
    SEAALL Program Highlights Importance of Chapter Advocacy
    New Case Studies Describe Recent Successes at State Level
    NOCALL Holds Advocacy Training during Spring Institute
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
    Memos Reveal Failure to Preserve Emails Contradicted DOJ’s Email Retention Policy
    Pew Report Examines How People Use Government Information Online
    Congressional Management Foundations Releases Gold Mouse Awards on the State of Congressional Web Sites
  • Washington E-Bulletin - March 2010

    Vol. 2010, Issue 3
    March 31, 2010
    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Advocacy Training Agenda Now Available – Register Today!
    UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
    Sunshine Week Spotlight on FOIA
    OpenTheGovernment.org and AALL Host Successful Sunshine Week Webcast
    House Passes Bill to Ensure Preservation of Electronic Communications
    Sen. Lieberman Sends Letter in Support of FY 2011 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill
    U.S. Supreme Court Launches New Web Site
    Federal Communications Commission Releases National Broadband Plan
    OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
    NOCALL Sacramento Hosts Local Sunshine Week Program
    Update on Connecticut Courthouse Library Closures
    LLAM Tracks Bills to End Print Distribution of County Codes
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
    Federal Judicial Center’s Report on National Security Case Studies
    Timely Law Review Articles on State Secrets Privilege
    CRS Report on Congressional Oversight New Title Added to LLSDC Source Book, ?Sources for Finding Mandated Reports to Congress by U.S. Federal Agencies
    C-SPAN Launches New Searchable Archive with 23 Years of Video Online
    Federal Computer Week’s Featured 100 Federal IT Winners
  • Washington E-Bulletin - February 2010

    Vol. 2010, Issue 2
    February 26, 2010
    UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
    Volunteers Still Needed for AALL’s State Working Groups
    Join Us for 2010 Advocacy Training in Denver: Raising the Bar in Your State
    New Issue Brief Analyzes Agency Progress on Open Government Directive
    Government Relations Office Director Testifies on GPO’s FY 2011 Budget Request
    Congress Adopts One-Year Extension of Expiring PATRIOT Act Provisions
    New Speakers Added to Sunshine Week National Webcast
    OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
    Update on Progress to Save Connecticut’s Courthouse Libraries
    NOCALL and Lyon County Law Library Plan Exciting Local Sunshine Week Events
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
    NARA Official Says National Declassification Center Could Solve Major Obstacles
    Experts Provide Online FOIA Analysis
    Report Shows Online Transparency Drives Trust and Participation in Government
    OMB Watch Webcast Series Assesses Obama Administration’s Progress at One Year
  • Washington E-Bulletin - January 2010

    Vol. 2010, Issue 1
    January 29, 2010
    ACTION ALERTS
    New Short Survey on Federal Government’s Raw-Data Portal
    Help Save Connecticut’s Courthouse Libraries
    UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
    Agencies Work toward Next Open Government Milestones
    Save the Date for Sunshine Week 2010
    AALL Issue Brief Analyzes New Classification Policies
    OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
    Maryland Working Group Makes Progress to Ensure Access to Print Register
    NOCALL Honors Rep. Zoe Lofgren with First Legislator of the Year Award
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
    Law Library of Congress Adds New Online Research Tools and Resources
    Nixon Library Releases Additional Materials
    New CRS Report Examines How Chambers Resolve Differences in Legislation