Washington E-Bulletin – October 2008

Vol. 2008, Issue 10
October 31, 2008
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Act Now to Endorse Transparency Recommendations for the Next President!
UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE WASHINGTON OFFICE
As Congress Enters Lame Duck Session, AALL Looks Ahead
Highlights from the Fall Depository Conference and Meeting
EPA Reopens Libraries, Calls for Comments on Information Access Strategy
Expert Committee Releases E- Rulemaking Recommendations
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
LLAGNY and SNELLA to Hold Events on Digital Authentication
FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
Federal Agencies Launch Digitization Initiative
General Services Administration Experiments with Social Media
Government Computer News Article on Electronic Preservation

Washington E-Bulletin – September 2008

Vol. 2008, Issue 9
September 24, 2008
UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE WASHINGTON OFFICE
New York Times on the Loss of Federal Electronic Government Information
Senate Subcommittee Addresses Secrecy and the Rule of Law
House Oversight Subcommittee Holds Hearing on FOIA Ombudsman
Judge Orders VP Cheney to Preserve Records
Senator Says Government Spending Site Fails to Post Updated Information
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
U.S. Courts Library in Denver Holds Popular Constitution Day Event
FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
Secrecy Report Card Shows Expansion of Government Secrecy
Poll Finds Public Supports Constitutional Separation of Powers
VOTE411.org
Law Library of Congress Launches Redesigned Global Legal Monitor
Government Printing Office Nominated for ?Green? Award

Washington E-Bulletin – August 2008

Vol. 2008, Issue 8
August 29, 2008
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Support Still Needed for the Charles H.W. Meehan Law Library Improvement and Modernization Act (H.R. 6589)
UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE WASHINGTON OFFICE
AALL Continues to Track Hot 110th Congress Items
Library of Congress and Others Partner to Preserve Federal Agency Web Sites
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
Chapters Show Support for Law Library of Congress
FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
Reporters Committee Releases White Paper on Access to Military Dockets
How Will the Candidates Treat Executive Power?
Pew Research Center Survey: How We Consume News
NRC Report Concludes Public Outreach Improves Decision Making

Washington E-Bulletin – July 2008

Vol. 2008, Issue 7
July 31, 2008
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Calls and Visits Needed for the Charles H.W. Meehan Law Library Improvement and Modernization Act (H.R. 6589)
UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE WASHINGTON OFFICE
Summary of Annual Meeting Advocacy Programs: A Success!
FY 2009 Legislative Branch Appropriations Bills Stalled
Minnesota Historical Society: White Paper on Authentication of State Online Primary Legal Material
AALL Thanks Congress, Asks for Clarification on Plans to Reopen EPA Libraries
Electronic Message Preservation Act (H.R. 5811)
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
South Florida Chapter of AALL Strengthens Commitment to Advocacy
FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
Law Library of Congress Offers New Articles on Secrecy
Report to Congress on Information Sharing Environment

Washington E-Bulletin – June 2008

Vol. 2008, Issue 6
June 30, 2008
UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE WASHINGTON OFFICE
Join Us in Portland!
Strengthening Transparency and Accountability in Federal Spending Act of 2008 (S.3077)
Federal Advisory Committee Act Amendments of 2008 (H.R. 5687)
Improving Public Access to Documents Act of 2008 (H.R. 6193)
Letter to Congress in Support of Whistleblower Protections
FISA Bill Passes House, Awaits Senate Approval
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
Chapters Show Support for Government Printing Office Appropriations
FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
EPA?s National Dialogue Comes to a Close
Web sites Offer Deeper Look into Congress
Law Day, for Your Viewing Pleasure

Washington E-Bulletin – May 2008

Vol. 2008, Issue 5
May 28, 2008
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Thank You for Taking Action on Orphan Works!
UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE WASHINGTON OFFICE
It?s Not Too Late! Register for the Legislative Advocacy Leadership Training
Sign Up for the Washington Blawg?s New RSS Feed and Email Option
Acting Washington Affairs Representative Testifies on Government Printing Office?s Appropriations Request
AALL, Congress Keep an Eye on EPA Libraries
Senate Committee Holds Oversight Hearing of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
NARA Releases Document Outlining Digitization Strategy
White House Releases New Sensitive But Unclassified Information Policies
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
Maryland Judiciary Announces Conference on Law Libraries and Legal Information
FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
Library of the U.S. House of Representatives Launches New Website
Federal Computer Week?s 5 Blogs worth Reading
Federal News Radio on Executive Branch Record-Keeping

Washington E-Bulletin – April 2008

Vol. 2008, Issue 4
April 30, 2008
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EPA Seeks Comments: Help Improve Access to Environmental Info
UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE WASHINGTON OFFICE
One-Year Anniversary of the National Summit on Authentication!
NARA Oversight Hearing and Decision to Stop Web Harvests
EPA Releases Library Report to Congress, Calls for Comments
NIH Public Access Policy and Call for Comments
Letter Urges Public Comment Period for Sensitive But Unclassified Information
House Bill Addresses Electronic Records Management
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
LLOPS Members Participate in OMB Watch Listening Tour
FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
Carter Center International Conference Leads to Plan for Right of Access to Information
Newseum Offers Access to Hundreds of Papers Online
Site Offers Free Legal Information to Connect People with Lawyers

Washington E-Bulletin – March 2008

Vol. 2008, Issue 3
March 27, 2008
UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE WASHINGTON OFFICE
House Holds Hearings on Network Neutrality, Orphan Works, and EPA Library Closures
New FOIA Legislation Would Further Improve Freedom of Information Act
House Passes FISA Legislation
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
Sunshine Week Webcast a Big Success!
NOCALL/SLA Hold Exciting Sunshine Week Program
Maryland Legislation to Cut Funding to Circuit Court Libraries Rejected in House
FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
Never Too Late for Some Sunshine
Clinton?s First Lady Schedules released
Declassification Board Offers Recommendations to President

Washington E-Bulletin – February 2008

Vol. 2008, Issue 2
February 22, 2008
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
The New Washington Affairs Office Blog!
UPDATES FROM THE HILL
GPO Authenticates Online Budget
White House Attempts to Change OPEN Government Act
Orphan Works Act of 2006 (H.R. 5439)
Open Access to Research & the Law
New Legislation on Net Neutrality
National Archives Proposed Rule to Restore Research Hours
State Secrets Protection Act (S. 2533)
Surveillance Law Expires, Congress Fails to Act
WASHINGTON OFFICE ACTIVITIES
Sign up for Sunshine Week Activities!
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
Maryland Legislation would Cut Funding to Circuit Court Libraries
Latest California Bills No Longer Available in Michrofiche
News from Law Librarians? Society of Washington, D.C.
FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
GPO Partners with Libraries to Offer ?Ask a Librarian? Service
Agencies Experiment with Web 2.0 Technologies
Librarian is one of Best Careers of 2008, according to Magazine
An Eye on Law Blawgs

Washington E-Bulletin – January 2008

Vol. 2008, Issue 1
January 25, 2008
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Update on Presidential Records Legislation: Calls and Letters Still Needed!
UPDATES FROM THE HILL
Celebrating Year End Victories, Looking Ahead to 2008
E-Government Reauthorization Act of 2007 (S. 2321) and Resolution to Provide Access to Congressional Research Service Publications (S.RES.401)
The Plain Language in Government Communication Act of 2007 (H.R. 3548/ S. 2291)
House Committee to Explore Preservation of Presidential Records
Senate Enhances Lobbying Disclosure Database
Report on Improving Declassification System
WASHINGTON OFFICE ACTIVITIES
Become an Advocate and Sharpen Your Skills! Sign up for the Legislative Advocacy Training in Portland
Last Call! Submit a Nominee for the AALL Public Access to Government Information Award
Sunshine Week 2008 Program: Sign Up Now!
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
Chapters Write to Senators in Support of Presidential Records Act Amendments
FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
How People Use Libraries to Solve Problems
Foundation Rates Congressional Websites, Names Stars
States Join Library of Congress?s National Digital Information Program in Partnerships
Library of Congress to Partner with Microsoft
Annual Report on Future Trends in State Courts