House of Representatives Permits Members to Use Skype, ooVoo

July 5, 2011 at 8:00 am | Posted in Tech Side of Things, US Government | Leave a comment

According to the Legal Blog Watch: “The House of Representatives announced this week that its members will finally be able to use the same video teleconferencing technology that most of the world, has been using for some time now: Skype and ooVoo.”

April 20, 2011 at 11:53 am | Posted in US Government | Leave a comment ” is the official United States Government (USG) website for human rights related information. The site’s search function links users directly with news, reports and explanatory information from the State Department, USG agencies and other resources, allowing for easy access to publicly available documents. We provide a one-stop site for researching the USG’s involvement in human rights.”

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FBI Reading Room

April 4, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Posted in US Government | Leave a comment

The FBI has a new electronic library called the Vault.  It “contains more than 2,000 documents that have been scanned from paper into digital copies so you can read them in the comfort of your home or office.”

Thanks to

March 16, 2011 at 11:03 am | Posted in US Government | Leave a comment

The Department of Justice announced the creation of a new website, to keep the public informed of federal freedom of information act requests.

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Establishing Presidential Libraries

December 13, 2010 at 9:38 am | Posted in US Government | Leave a comment

The Congressional Research Service has written an all you need to know report about Presidential Libraries.  You can read it here:

Thanks to Law Librarian Blog.

Please take this short survey

December 2, 2010 at 9:27 am | Posted in US Government | Leave a comment

The Government Printing Office (GPO) has asked all libraries that participate in the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) for our opinion.   

Please take a few minutes out of your day and complete the survey located at  Answers will be kept confidential.

Cameras in District Courts

September 16, 2010 at 8:21 am | Posted in US Government | Leave a comment

The Judicial Conference of the United States today approved a pilot project to evaluate the effect of cameras in federal district courtrooms and the public release of digital video recordings of some civil proceedings.  You can read more about it here.

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Redesigned US Courts website

May 18, 2010 at 9:30 am | Posted in US Government | Leave a comment

You can check it out here:

April 29, 2010 at 8:14 am | Posted in Legal Research 101, US Government | Leave a comment

From The Office of the Clerk beta launched — a streaming video feed of the House Floor. The site also hosts searchable and downloadable video archives going back to the start of the 111th Congress (January 6, 2009) .”  Check it out!

Patriot Act and Amendments — made clear

November 19, 2009 at 12:59 pm | Posted in Law in the News, US Government | Leave a comment
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With all the proposed amendments to the Patriot Act, one can surely lose their way through it all!  Thankfully, the Center for Democracy and Technology made a PDF chart of the current law and proposed amendments.  Check it out and clear your confusion.

Thanks to ALA online.

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