Working with Twitter, the Library of Congress has created an archive of approximately 170 billion tweets organized by date, says an LOC report released this month. Now, the technological challenge is how to make the archive accessible to researchers and policymakers in a comprehensive and useful way.
The Library of Congress unveiled beta.congress.gov Sept. 19, in a much-anticipated website redesign that will eventually replace the 17-year-old THOMAS.gov website and the congressional legislative information system. The site's upgrades include improved search, URLs that are compatible with page titles, mobile-friendly design, easier identification of bill status, links to members' legislative history and biographical profiles, and the ability to share and save bill searches.
The Sunlight Foundation campaigns against draft House Appropriations Committee language that would indefinitely postpone public bulk downloads of legislative information in XML.
Transparency watchdogs, goo-goo groups and a few others say it's time the congressional legislation website known as THOMAS offer bulk downloads of its database so that others might do a better...
The Government Printing Office is among several components facing major cuts under a legislative branch appropriations bill, H.R. 2551 (.pdf), which moved from the appropriations to Rules Committee
Agencies are still struggling to identify the best model for records archiving social media. Even as the National Archives and Records Administration continues to provide guidance, some in the gov
A number of federal agencies have blocked access to Wikileaks from government computers, referencing a policy requiring the protection of classified information, apparently valid even while the rest
The Library of Congress is setting up a national organization for the preservation of digital objects, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance. The alliance is a collaborative effort among federal
Your tweeted musings about dinner? Ashton Kutcher's tweet at 1:33 a.m., April 13, that he's "so proud of my wife"? The entire profane catalog of sh#tmydadsays ? It's all now set for digital storage in
Government Computer News highlights 11 IT projects that are winners of this year's GCN Award for Agency IT Achievement. The list includes Data.gov, the FBI's National Data Exchange, Digital