This is a list of presentations, white papers, published articles, and major commentaries and analyses by the FGI volunteers.
Papers, Articles, Presentations, White Papers
- Blind Spots and Broken Links: Access to Government Information. by James R. Jacobs. [PDF with speaker notes] [slides]. Presentation at program on “Open Government: Current Trends and Practices Concerning FOIA, Open Access, and Other Post-Wiki-Leaks Issues” sponsored by the Federal & Armed Forces Libraries Round Table at the 2015 annual meeting of the American Library Association.
- What are we to keep? thoughts on the National Collection by James R. Jacobs, Documents to the People (DttP), Spring 2015. Accompanying material and bibliography: “What Are We To Keep? (FAQ)”. [This is one of three DttP articles on the topic of “Thoughts on the National Collection.” The other three articles — by Shari Laster, Aimee C. Quinn, and Barbie Selby — are available here.]
- Digital preservation deserves better coverage by James R. Jacobs and James A. Jacobs. Documents to the People (Winter 2014 issue).
- Community-Based Digital Collection Development of Born-Digital Government Information by James A. Jacobs and James R. Jacobs. (Jan. 12, 2015). Session #43 of the series Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian Webinars hosted by the North Carolina Library Association. Notes, slides, audio and links at freegovinfo.info/fugitives.
- Webinar presentation entitled “Water, water, everywhere: Digital collection development for ‘drought prevention’.” Part of a panel on “Building Your Electronic Collection” with Daniel Cornwall and Chris Brown. Virtual Depository Library Council (DLC) Conference, December 3, 2014. audio, slides.
- Against the Grain: Government Information at Stanford University Libraries. 2014. Presentation by James R. Jacobs and Kris Kasianovitz to the Stanford Library Advisory Council. (May 17, 2014)
- Government Records and Information: Real Risks and Potential Losses. 2014. Presentation [slides and audio recording] by James A. Jacobs at the Center for Research Libraries Forum, Leviathan: Libraries and Government Information in the Era of Big Data (April 25, 2014). Also available: Speaker notes, additional links, examples, and accompanying material.
- Born-Digital U.S. Federal Government Information: Preservation and Access. 2014. Prepared by James A. Jacobs for Leviathan: Libraries and Government Information in the Era of Big Data.
- Wait! Don’t Digitize and Discard! A White Paper on ALA COL Discussion Issue #1a. 2013. By James A. Jacobs and James R. Jacobs (June 2013).
- The Digital-Surrogate Seal of Approval: a Consumer-oriented Standard. 2013. James A. Jacobs and James R. Jacobs. D-Lib Magazine, (2013) 19(3/4).
- Gone Today, Here Tomorrow: The Future of Government Information and the Digital FDLP. 2013. James R. Jacobs. Public talk given at the University of Washington, January 24, 2013. Sponsored by the Northwest Government Information Network, University of Washington Libraries, and the UW Association of Library and Information Sciences Students (ALISS).
- Preservation for all: the future of government documents and the “digital FDLP” puzzle. March 23, 2012. James R. Jacobs. Louisiana Government Documents Round Table (LA GODORT) keynote address during the 2012 LA Library Association annual conference.
- LOCKSS-USDOCS Program (review). 2012. James R. Jacobs. Government Information Quarterly 29(3) (July, 2012). [DOI]
- The Future of the FDLP: From Conversation to Confrontation. 2011. By James A. Jacobs and Melody Kelly, Library Journal (December 13, 2011).(see also, comments and responses.)
- From Production to Preservation to Access to Use: OAIS, TDR, and the FDLP. 2011. James A. Jacobs. Federal Depository Library Conference (Oct 2011).
- Preservation for all: LOCKSS-USDOCS and our digital future (PDF). 2010. James R. Jacobs and Victoria Reich. Documents to the People (DttP) Volume 38:3 (Fall 2010)
- Tech Watch Column: Digital Deposit Documents to the People! 2010. Sonnet Ireland and Rebecca Blakeley. DttP: Documents to the People.
- Demystifying Digital Deposit: What It Is and What It Could Do for the Future of the FDLP 2009. Rebecca Blakeley and James A. Jacobs, Fall Depository Library Council Meeting – Arlington, VA, (October 20, 2009).
- Federal Depository Library Program: Services and Collections 2009. [preprint] by James A. Jacobs, Against the Grain, 21(2) April/May 2009.
- Distributed Globally, Collected Locally: LOCKSS for Digital Government Information. 2009. Daniel Cornwall and James R. Jacobs. Against the Grain, 21(1) February, 2009. p.42-44 (p.5-7 of the PDF)
- Citizens in the Dark? Government Information in the Digital Age. 2008. Presentation at meeting of the Acquisitions and Appraisal Section of the Society of American Archivists Convention (Aug 29, 2008) [speaker-notes] James A. Jacobs.
- Delicious government documents or: how to become a social bookmarking fiend. 2008. James R. Jacobs, Documents to the People (DttP), 36(2), Spring 2008, online supplement.
- Preserving [Congressional] information. 2007, James A. Jacobs, OP-ED, The Hill, (June 05, 2007). (One of a series of Op-Eds written by contributors to the OpenHouse Project’s report on congressional information.)
- “Preserving Congressional Information.” 2007. James A. Jacobs. In Congressional Information & the Internet A Collaborative Examination of the House of Representatives and Internet Technology, (p15-19). Collaboratively Authored by The OpenHouse Project. (May 8, 2007)
- Who’s government information? Our government information. 2005. Nevada Library Association, Annual Conference. — Preservation by Daniel Cornwall, Privacy by James R. Jacobs, Access by ShinJoung Yeo.
- Capturing Electronic Documents on the Last Frontier. 2005. Daniel Cornwall, Nevada Library Association Annual Conference 2005.
- The Future of Government Information. 2005. James R. Jacobs, guest opinion piece, Librarians Association of the University of California (LAUC), May, 2005.
- Government Information in the Digital Era: Free Culture or Controlled Substance?. 2005. Karrie Peterson and James A. Jacobs. Paper presented at the “Symposium on Free Culture and the Digital Library 2005” Emory University, October 2005. [summary of remarks]
- Government Information in the Digital Age: The Once and Future Federal Depository Library Program. 2005. James A. Jacobs, James R. Jacobs, and Shinjoung Yeo. Journal of Academic Librarianship, v.31 n.3 (May 2005) pp198-208 .
- Access to Government Information, pre and post 9/11. 2002. James A. Jacobs. Presentation at “Intellectual freedom in libraries post 9/11”, University of California Riverside. [speaker notes] (April 9, 2002).
- Government Documents at the Crossroads 2001. by Karrie Peterson, Elizabeth Cowell, and Jim Jacobs, American Libraries v.32 n.8 (Sept 2001) p.52-55. http://www.jstor.org/stable/25646036
- The Technical is Political. 2001. James A. Jacobs and Karrie Peterson. Of Significance… 3(1) 2001, p.25-35. Association of Public Data Users.
- U.S. government computer bulletin boards: A modest proposal for reform. 1990. James A. Jacobs, Government Publications Review, 17(5), 393–396. DOI: 10.1016/0277-9390(90)90048-I
Commentary and Analysis
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