Public access to government information

issues, trends, and strategies by Hernon, Peter.

Publisher: Ablex Pub. Corp. in Norwood, N.J

Written in English
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  • Libraries -- Special collections -- Government publications.,
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  • Government publications -- United States -- Bibliography -- Methodology.,
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  • Government information -- United States.

Edition Notes

StatementPeter Hernon, Charles R. McClure.
SeriesLibraries and information science series
ContributionsMcClure, Charles R.
LC ClassificationsZ688.G6 H469 1984
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi, 457 p. :
Number of Pages457
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3183072M
ISBN 100893911003
LC Control Number83025797

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Depositories have a legal commitment to provide no-fee, public access and professional assistance to all library users, including the general public. Free, Public Access Defined. Congress established the FDLP to ensure that the public has access to Federal Government information of public interest or educational value. Access to public information and freedom of information (FOI) refer to the right to access information held by public bodies also known as "right to know".Access to public information is considered of fundamental importance for the effective functioning of democratic systems, as it enhances governments' and public officials' accountability, boosting people's participation and allowing their. Public Access to Government Documents. Under FOIA, HUD is required to disclose records upon receiving a written request, except for those records (or portions of them) that are protected from disclosure. Requestors must make a proper request which “(i) reasonably describes such records and (ii) is made in accordance with. Advances in ICT have the potential to change the relationship between the government and citizens in a democracy through expanded access to government-provided information. Through technology, governments can facilitate access to its operations and records, thereby potentially encouraging increased public scrutiny and analysis.

Public access to government information must not be thwarted by costs, use of proprietary software, nor by special knowledge required to use the media in which government information is maintained. In managing information resources, government must always consider the dual responsibility of maintaining public information in formats that are. The Department of Energy Public Access Plan (July ) outlines the Department’s approach to implementing public access to scholarly publications resulting from DOE-funded research. Scope This policy applies to scholarly publications (e.g., journal articles or accepted manuscripts) produced in whole or in part with DOE funding. IIA Proposes Policy Framework To Guarantee Continuing Public Access To Government Information. Appearing at the first of several hearings to be held by the House Subcommittee on Government Information, Justice, and Agriculture on Federal Information Policy, the Information Industry Association (IIA) proposed a policy framework to guarantee continuing public access to government information.

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The book's objectives are to identify and discuss critically important issues related to increasing access to government information resources, to offer solutions and recommendations by which government information resources and services can be made more effective, to encourage more assessments that examine issues across levels of government, to emphasize the importance and need for a research base related to government information Cited by: Public Access to Government Information in the 21st Century: Hearings Before the Committee on Rules and Administration, United States Senate, One 19, July 16 (Classic Reprint) [United States; Congress; Administration] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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In recent years, there has been a lot of debate about the suppression of federal government information on the basis of Cited by: The book is essential reading for teachers and students of law and political science who seek to understand, for practising lawyers and officials who have - or may have - to operate, and for legislators concerned with the framework of systems of public access to government-held information.

It is critical, for the person who would be effective, to take a perspective of where the information may lie and how to best access it. This book is not the most focused response to approaching this very fundamental problem - it is more a technical study for a subquestion in information science and by: Access libraries would provide reference and outreach services to assist the public in accessing government information.

GPO would support access libraries with virtual training, but not tangible materials, thereby reducing cost. This role would be particularly suited to public libraries, only 2% of which currently participate in the FDLP Other guides to government information The U.S. government’s official web portal.

Government Documents Center (University of Michigan Library) This resource provides access Government Documents (University of Tennessee at Knoxville) This site provides helpful links Government. Search the Library Online Public Access Catalog ALIC's Online Public Access Catalog contains o bibliographic records, with more records being added on a daily basis.

The collection's strengths include archival administration, administrative history, American history and government, biography, information management, and government documents. The GIPA Act makes government information more accessible to the public by: requiring government agencies to make certain sorts of information freely available; encouraging government agencies to release as much other information as possible; giving the public an enforceable right to make access applications for government information; restricting access to information only when there is an overriding public.

The Arizona Judicial Branch is pleased to offer Public Access to Court Case Information, a valuable online service providing a resource for information about court cases from.

Council Recommendation Nο. R (81) 19 on the access to information held by public authorities []. Cuillier, D. & Piotrowski, S, J. () Internet information seeking and its relation to support for access to government record. Government Information Quarterly, 26, DeSanti, V.M. On public access to electronic by: The Public Access Policy ensures that the public has access to the peer-reviewed and published results of all NIH-funded research through PubMed Central (PMC).

United States and/or foreign copyright laws protect most of the papers in PMC; PMC provides access to them at no cost, much like a library does, under the principles of Fair Use. impact on the public's access to government information. The press, after all, is a major source of such information, and if the government can control what is said, then the public's access.

Public Access to Federally Funded Research and Government Information Share Tweet Email Numerous federal statutes, executive orders, and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars provide agencies with guidance concerning the creation, collection, maintenance, dissemination, and preservation of government information.

Members of the public have an enforceable right to access government information under the GIPA Act. Making government information available. The GIPA Act generally favours the release of government information, unless there are good reasons in the public interest for not doing so.

There are four ways that government information can be released. An attempt at publicity was made for the Guide de Vos Droits et de vos Darches (Guide to Your Rights and Procedures) published in by the Service d'Information et de Diffu- Public access to government information sion (Information and Publicity Service) under the direction of Cited by: 2.

Under the Government Information (Public Access) Act (GIPA Act), there are four ways that government information will be released: Mandatory release. State and local Government agencies are required to publish specific open access information on their website, free of charge.

For general information concerning access to government records see the Access to Government Records section of this guide. Under the Nevada Public Records Law, all public books and records of any government entity that have not been declared confidential must be made available to members of the public upon request.

Nev. Stat. The. The first thing you will need to consider is which government entity likely has the information you are seeking. Public access to government information extends to a broad range of government sources, including federal and state agencies, Congress and state legislatures, government boards and committees, and the courts.

Citizen access to government information is essential for developing and maintaining a civil and democratic society. Information facilitates public knowledge and discussion, and provides an important guard against abuses, mismanage-ment and corruption.

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Paid subscription databases on this website are available at NARA computers nationwide. Contact local public or university libraries to find out how to access subscription databases when not on a NARA computer.

Fold3 (Formerly ) Overbibliographic citations. Archival administration. American history and government. Recommended, but not required, is my book The Transparency Fix: Secrets, Leaks, and Uncontrollable Government Information (Stanford University Press, ), two chapters of which are assigned.

I’ve made PDFs of those chapters available via the Canvas site, but you may find the entire book helpful. to access to government information, as well as of the history, theory, and justification for There is one required book for the course: David E.

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McClure Norwood, N.J.: Ablex Publishing,pages, $ (cloth), $ (paper).ISBN (cloth). ISBN (paper). LC Author: Kathleen M. Heim. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: 1 online resource (xii, pages) Contents: There ought to be a law: the need for findable and usable information --Tracking the wild government: the Federal Records Act and government publications --Government-wide information policy --The regulatory system for accountability: the Freedom of Information Act --The.

About Public Access. The National Science Foundation (NSF)’s Public Access policy is intended to expand public access to the results of its funded research and aligns with the Foundation’s long-standing commitment to clear and open communication of research results, which is central to fulfilling NSF’s primary mission of promoting the progress of science, advancing the frontiers of.

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In fact, the deck was stacked in the public’s favor in when state legislators recognized each of us is entitled to almost all the “information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts of public officers and employees.” New Mexico’s information jack-pot 40 years later is still essential.

A contribution that significantly improves public access to government information, thereby increasing the public’s knowledge about the workings of government. The award is given in accordance with AALL’s mission to provide leadership in the field of legal information and to promote equal access to government information.IUCAT is Indiana University's online library catalog, which provides access to millions of items held by the IU Libraries statewide.

Public access to government information: issues, trends, and strategies | Search Results | IUCAT Kokomo.Get this from a library! Who needs to know?: the state of public access to federal government information. [Patrice McDermott] -- In recent years, there has been a lot of debate about the suppression of federal government information on the basis of national or homeland security.

McDermott looks at those concerns and presents.