2011 Washington E-Bulletin

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  • Washington E-Bulletin - December 2011

    Vol. 2011, Issue 12
    December 2011
    IN THIS ISSUE
    STAY INFORMED/GET INVOLVED: News and Action Alerts
    Celebrating 2011 and Preparing for a Busy 2012
    Congress Passes Increased Levels of Funding for Government Printing Office
    Senate Fails to Confirm Boarman as Public Printer
    AALL Submits Comments on Colorado Public Domain Citation Format
    GPO and Office of Federal Register Receive Award for FederalRegister.gov
    President Obama Completes Nominations to Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
    House Judiciary Committee Holds Markup of Stop Online Piracy Act
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading and Resources for the Info Policy Junkie
    New Year’s Greetings from the Law Librarian Congress
    Report Finds Agencies Process More FOIA Requests
    “FOIA Ombudsman” Launches New Website
    House Expands Access to XML
  • Washington E-Bulletin - November 2011

    Vol. 2011, Issue 11
    November 2011
    IN THIS ISSUE
    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Submit Your Nominations for the 2012 Public Access to Government Information and Oakley Advocacy Awards
    Spectrum Article Highlights Effective Advocacy Methods
    STAY INFORMED/GET INVOLVED: News and Action Alerts
    Update on the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act
    AALL’s Bill Tracking Chart
    Government Relations Committee Adds to Collection of Advocacy One-Pagers
    Senate Rejects Anti-Net Neutrality Measure
    President Obama Issues New Memorandum on Records Management
    New Registry of “Controlled Unclassified Information” Aims to Standardize Markings
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading and Resources for the Info Policy Junkie
    Nixon Library Releases Grand Jury Testimony
    CRS Report on Privacy and Civil Liberties Board
    2011 Wickersham Award Winner Justice John Paul Stevens Interview on YouTube
    Virtual Tour of the Law Library of Congress Reading Room
  • Washington E-Bulletin - October 2011

    Vol. 2011, Issue 10
    October 2011
    IN THIS ISSUE
    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
    AALL Launches Legislative Action Center
    STAY INFORMED/GET INVOLVED: News and Action Alerts
    New Advocacy One-Pagers on AALLNET
    Final Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act Released
    New Collection on FDsys: Federal Court Opinions
    Sen. Akaka Introduces Bill to Update 1974 Privacy Act
    Ten Year Anniversary of the USA PATRIOT Act, and “Secret Law”
    National Archive’s Electronic Records Archives Lacks Full-Text Search
    Whistleblower Protection Bill Advances in Senate
    OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: Chapter News
    AALL Introduces Chapter Government Relations Listserv
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading and Resources for the Info Policy Junkie
    Videos from Cameras in the Courts Pilot Project Now Available
    “Gold Mouse” Awards for Congressional Websites
    Increases in Constituent Communications Shifts Office Resources
  • Washington E-Bulletin - September 2011

    Vol. 2011, Issue 9
    September 2011
    IN THIS ISSUE
    STAY INFORMED/GET INVOLVED: News and Action Alerts
    GPO Funding Update – Your Letters Still Needed
    FCC Moves One Step Closer to Ensuring Net Neutrality
    White House Furthers Commitment to Improving FOIA
    Government Accountability Office Assesses E-Government Fund Programs
    OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: Chapter News
    SNELLA Highlights UELMA in Connecticut
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading and Resources for the Info Policy Junkie
    Compare Hidden Text of Pentagon Papers
    National Archives Posts Thousands of Free Materials on iTunes U
    Law Library of Congress to Host Second Kellogg Lecture on Jurisprudence
  • Washington E-Bulletin - August 2011

    Vol. 2011, Issue 8
    August 2011
    IN THIS ISSUE
    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
    AALL Executive Board Approves Revised Government Relations Policy
    STAY INFORMED/GET INVOLVED: News and Action Alerts
    ACTION ALERT: Letters Still Needed on Funding for FDsys and FDLP
    Library of Congress and GPO Offer Staff Buyouts
    Faster FOIA Bill Replaced with Debt Ceiling Bill, then Reintroduced in Senate
    AALL Opposes Proposed Defense Department FOIA Exemption
    AALL Urges Nominations to Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
    Comments Needed on the Future of the FDLP
    Submit Your Feedback on New US Code Website
    OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: Chapter News
    California Law Librarians Host Delegation from the People’s Republic of China
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
    District Judge Rules White House Visitor Records Subject to FOIA
    Collaboration Captures and Archives Bush Administration Web Sites
    Transparency Group Finds Agencies Failed to Engage Public on Open Government Plans
    Sunlight Foundation Launches New House Ethics Committee Report Search Tool
  • Washington E-Bulletin - July 2011

    Vol. 2011, Issue 7
    July 2011
    IN THIS ISSUE
    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
    Contribute to GPO’s Collection of PACER Training Guides and Virtual Tools
    STAY INFORMED/GET INVOLVED: News and Action Alerts
    House Approves Significant Cuts to GPO and Library of Congress
    Department of Justice Makes Digitized Legislative Histories Available to Public
    National Declassification Center Releases Valuable Records
    OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: Chapter News
    Chapter Leaders Join Government Relations Office to Discuss Best Practices
    AALL Celebrates Working Groups
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
    GPO Publishes New Authentication White Paper
    Fastcase Names 50 Leaders in Field of Law, Scholarship and Technology
    Nixon Presidential Library Releases New Set of Records
  • Washington E-Bulletin - June 2011

    Vol. 2011, Issue 6
    June 30, 2011
    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
    See You in Philadelphia!
    2011 Public Access to Government Information and Oakley Advocacy Award Winners
    STAY INFORMED/GET INVOLVED: News and Action Alerts
    Five Years after Library Closures, EPA Releases Final Strategic Plan
    Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts and GPO Launch New PACER Pilot Project
    House Appropriations Committee Approves E-Gov Funding
    House Oversight Committee Approves Bill to Increase Access to Congressional Reports
    National Archives Releases Guidance on “Controlled Unclassified Information”
    OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: Chapter News
    AALL’s Working Groups Finalize State Inventories
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
    GPO Publishes Congressional Pictorial Directory for the 112th Congress
    Pentagon Papers Released, Including Previously Redacted Eleven Words
  • Washington E-Bulletin - May 2011

    Vol. 2011, Issue 5
    May 31, 2011
    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
    New Information Added: Register Now for AALL’s Legislative Advocacy and Policy Programs in Philadelphia
    STAY INFORMED/GET INVOLVED: News and Action Alerts
    Congress Passes Four Year USA PATRIOT Act Extension Without Reform
    AALL Submits Testimony in Support of Funding for Library of Congress and GPO
    AALL Supports Bill to Increase Online Access to Congressional Reports
    Senate Judiciary Committee Reports Problematic Online Piracy Bill
    Senate Passes Bill to Establish Commission to Examine FOIA Delays
    OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: Chapter News
    State Law Library Funding Updates/ Pro-Active Outreach in Support of Public Law Libraries
    SNELLA Update Regarding the Connecticut Paperless Task Force
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
    Open Government Group Launches New Website on FOIA Court Decisions
    Public Interest Declassification Board Concludes Series on Recommendations
  • Washington E-Bulletin - April 2011

    Vol. 2011, Issue 4
    April 29, 2011
    UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
    Special Message from Julie M. Strandlie, Director Government Relations
    Please Send Us Your Stories on the Congressional Record
    After Three Years, EPA Announces Release Date for Library Network Strategic Plan
    AALL Urges Public Access to Congressional Research Service Reports
    AALL, MLA and SLA Ask Appropriations Leaders to Save the Statistical Abstract
    Celebrate Law Day -- May 1, 2011
    OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
    National Inventory Working Group Update
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
    Law Library of Congress Releases Strategic Plan
    Delays Continue with Publication of Foreign Relations of the United States Series
    Chesapeake Group Finds Slow Growth in Link Rot after Three Years of Steady Increases
  • Washington E-Bulletin - March 2011

    Vol. 2011, Issue 3
    March 31, 2011
    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
    Advocacy Training Agenda Now Available
    UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
    Shining the Light on the Freedom of Information Act
    OpenTheGovernment.org and AALL Host Sixth Annual Sunshine Week Webcast
    Public Printer Boarman Testifies on GPO’s Appropriations Request
    Senate Judiciary Committee Approves USA PATRIOT Act Extensions
    House Energy and Commerce Committee Votes on FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules
    OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
    Connecticut Paperless Task Force Report: SNELLA Reviews Recommendations and Plans for the Future
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
    Self-Assessments Reveal Agencies’ Records at Risk
    Public Interest Declassification Board Launches New Blog to Solicit Ideas
    Georgetown Law Center Announces Searchable State Secrets Database
  • Washington E-Bulletin - February 2011

    Vol. 2011, Issue 2
    February 28, 2011
    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
    Join Us in Philadelphia for the 2011 Advocacy Training
    UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
    Congress Passes Three-Month Extension of Expiring PATRIOT Act Provisions House Passes
    Continuing Resolution with an Amendment Preventing Implementation of Net Neutrality Rules
    Government Printing Office, Library of Congress to Digitize Historic Documents
    February State Working Group Spotlight: FL Holds Successful “Work Day”
    OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
    Texas Chapters Send Letter to Oppose Closure of State Law Library
    ORALL Tracks Legislation Impacting County Law Libraries
    NOCALL to Hold Annual Sunshine Week Event in Sacramento
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
    Government Accountability Office Releases New Report on Electronic Records Archive
    Congressional Research Service Publishes Report on Open Government Initiative
    National Archives to Release Pentagon Papers
    Department of Energy Launches ScienceCinema Search Engine for Videos
  • Washington E-Bulletin - January 2011

    Vol. 2011, Issue 1
    January 28, 2011
    UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
    Special Message from Mary Alice Baish, Director of Government Relations
    New Advocacy Toolkit for the 112th Congress
    Bills We’re Tracking
    Save the Date for March Sunshine Week Event
    January State Working Group Spotlight: CT, GA and SC Meet our Challenge
    OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
    LLOPS Members Help to Ensure Digital Authentication of WA Legal Resources
    Update on Connecticut Task Force to Study Converting Legislative Documents from Paper to Electronic Form
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
    President Obama’s State of the Union Address in FDsys
    National Archives and Kennedy Presidential Library Unveil Online Archive
    Report Reveals Growth in Classification Activity by Office of the Director of National Intelligence
    Internet Archive Launches New Wayback Machine in Beta