Freedom of information governmental policies, including links to CRS Reports, CyberCemetery, GPO Access, the National Security Agency, Office of Technology Policy, Freedom of Information Act request services, freedom of information research guides, Kansas resources, and much more.
Governmental Internet Resources
- CRS Reports
- LLRX and reference Steve Young provide this resource on the Congressional Research Service. CRS is the non-partisan public policy research arm of the United States Congress.
- The University of North Texas Libraries and the U.S. Government Printing Office,
as part of the Federal Depository Library Program, created a partnership to provide permanent public
access to the electronic Web sites and publications of defunct U.S. government agencies and commissions.
- Federal Depository Library Program
- This site is the GPO Site that Government Documents Librarians use
to help with document processing and to keep up with any policy affecting
the Government Printing Office.
- GPO Bulletin Board access
- This site provides access to the following files: Legislative
Information, Federal Agency Information, White House Organizations,
Supreme Court Decisions from 1992 to the 1999th term, Commerce Business
Daily, Federal Depository Library Information, GPO Access Information and
Catalog of U.S. Government Laws, Regulations, Decisions and Guidelines
- GPO Access
- This site provides access to the Code of Federal Regulations, the
Federal Register, the Congressional Record, U.S. Code, Administrative
Decisions, All Congressional publications, Supreme Court Decisions, U.S.
Government Manual and Presidential publications (i.e., Public Papers of
the Presidents of the U.S. and the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents
- GPO new Electronic Titles
- This site provides information on the latest documents that the Government
Printing Office Cataloging branch has found on the Internet. This can be
used to selectively catalog Internet titles.
- National Coordination Office for Computing, Information and Communications
- The mission of the National Coordination Office (NCO) for Computing, Information, and
Communications (CIC) is to support the Committee on Computing,
Information, and Communications (CCIC), which reports to the National
Science and Technology Council. The NCO provides technical and
administrative support to the CCIC's Computing, Information, and
Communications (CIC) R&D Subcommittee, and provides administrative
support to the Federal Networking Council (FNC), the Applications
Council, and the Technology Policy Subcommittee (TPS), all of which
report to the CCIC.
- The NCO coordinates multi-agency CIC R&D activities
in computing, information, and communications. These activities include
the preparation of planning, budget, and assessment documents, including
the CIC R&D Annual Report, which is a supplement to the President's
budget and is required by law, and the CIC R&D Implementation Plan;
development of multi-agency activities; and information exchanges. The
Subcommittee has five Working Groups that address specific programmatic
objectives: High End Computing and Computation; Large Scale Networking;
High Confidence Systems; Human Centered Systems; and Education, Training,
and Human Resources. The NCO supports and coordinates the Working Groups'
- National Security Agency (NSA)
- The NSA is a high technology organization on the frontiers of communications and data processing. It coordinates, directs, and performs highly
specialized activities to protect U.S. information systems and produce foreign intelligence information. It is also
one of the most important centers of foreign language analysis and research within the U.S. government.
- Office of Technology Policy (OTP)
- The U.S. Department of Commerce's OTP is the only office in the federal government with the explicit mission of
developing and advocating national policies and initiatives that use technology to build America's economic strength.
- OMB Circulars relating to Information Policy
- This site includes circulars relating to information policy.
Including: Circular A-16 (Coordination of Surveying, Mapping, and Related
Spatial Data Activities), Circular A-89 (Federal Domestic Assistance
Program Information) and Circular A-130 (Management of Federal Information
- Superceeded list
- This is the official superceeded list from the Superintendent of Documents.
- U.S. Government Online Bookstore
- From this site one can order Government Documents online from the Government Sales Office.
Nongovernmental Internet Resources
- American Library Association Washington Office
- This site provides information on all types of information policy
that affects libraries throughout the country. Some of the
issues include: Advocacy, ALAWON, Appropriations, Broadband, Copyright,
Database, Digital Divide, Distance Ed., E-Rate, ESEA, Filtering, FOI Day/
The Madison Awards, Funding, Gov't Info., Intellectual Freedom, Internet
Governance, LSTA, Privacy, Telecommunications, UCITA
- Documents Data Miner
- Wichita State University hosts the Dataminer. It is a very efficient tool for selecting government
documents. It can help document librarians know what their holdings are
as well as other libraries in the area. Good tool for collection development.
- Censorware Project
- The Censorware Project is run by four activists, including
two attorneys, and is chock-full of links to facts, reports, opinions and
other data on a range of efforts to limit access to information via the
Web.The site offers reviews of filtering software, legal analysis of
libraries and law suits, essays on digital censorship, and a message board
with postings on related news, government, political and legislative actions.
- CIO Briefcase
- Hewlett-Packard provides news and white papers on various information policy topics.
- FINS Information Age homepage
- Archive of the Federal Information News Syndicate (FINS).
Carefully selected documents organized in a purposive subject tree,
communicating the emerging philosophy of the Global Information Age.
- Freedom of Information Act Request Services
- Freedom House Publishers has developed an easy method for anyone
to obtain their records from any federal agency. Congress passed the
Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act which provides the right
for every citizen to learn and find out what's in his or her government
records. The FOIA creates a general mechanism designed to ensure that the
process for getting that information will be simple, timely and
inexpensive. In practice, the process can be lengthy and very confusing.
This site makes it easier for individuals to find out what information the
government owns on them. For a fee this site provides access to
all the necessary forms for the various agencies.
- GODORT Page at UC, Berkeley
- ALA GODORT provides much information on information policy with
regard to libraries especially depository libraries within the Federal
Depository Library Program.
- Govdoc SIS
- AALL Government Documents Special Interest Section is the official site for the workings of the AALL Government Documents Special Interest Section.
- Identity Theft Resource Center
- A nonprofit, nationally respected program dedicated exclusively to identity theft. It provides consumer and victim
support and advises governmental agencies, legislators and companies about this evolving and growing crime.
- Internet Privacy Law
- This is a Privacy Law web page designed by Timothy J.
Walton. It covers some of the following topics: Invasion of
Privacy, Waivers, Liability, Jurisdiction, and Protection.
- Law Library Collection Development Policies: Policy Documents and Resources
- "This site represents a collective effort by law librarians in many countries to create a virtual collection of collection development policy documents for law libraries, and a bibliography of models, standards, and guides for creating law library collection development policies."
- Monthly Catalog via Auto-Graphics
- This site provides bibliographic access to
Government Documents and also provides links to libraries that might own
- Reporter's Committee for Freedom of the Press
- This organization was created in 1970 at a time when the nation's news media
faced a wave of government subpoenas asking reporters to name confidential sources.
State Resources (Kansas)