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Our Mission

Free Government Information (FGI) is a place for initiating dialogue and building consensus among the various players (libraries, government agencies, non-profit organizations, researchers, journalists, etc.) who have a stake in the preservation of and perpetual free access to government information. FGI promotes free government information through collaboration, education, advocacy and research.

This is a list of presentations, white papers, published papers, and major commentaries and analyses by the FGI volunteers.

Papers, Presentations, White Papers

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  1. Lisa Kane says:

    I would like to receive emails and learn more about the folks in the FGI community. I am actually taking a Government Course in grad school. I am a library director in Hanover, PA and I would like learn more about FGI.
    Thank you,
    Lisa Kane

    • James R. Jacobs says:

      Hi Lisa,

      Thanks for leaving a comment on FGI. The best way to learn about FGI is from our about us page and the FGI library where you’ll find our papers, presentations, white papers, articles and commentary. Our project kicked off with the publication in 2005 of the article “Government Information in the Digital Age: The Once and Future Federal Depository Library Program” in Journal of Academic Librarianship. This article has been on the syllabi of govt docs courses over the years, and offers a good starting point to understanding govt docs librarianship and the many issues we face these days.

      If you’d like to follow us, you can subscribe to receive new posts via email. The subscribe form is in the lower right hand side of front page of the site. We’re also on twitter (@freegovinfo) and Facebook.

      Please let us know if you have further questions.

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