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Bloggin’ the govt domain

Peggy Garvin at LRRX.com writes an interesting article about three free web services that leverage blogs and blogging software to deliver information on federal government issues. She mentions PubSub Government, Plogress.com, and GovTrack.us.

Of the three, I would guess that plogress and govtrack will be the most useful to govt information librarians. Plogress provides notices culled from THOMAS data on the roll call votes cast and legislation sponsored by each member of Congress. GovTrack keeps up with “Hot Legislation in the Blogosphere” by searching blog entries that link to a congressional bill in Thomas, sort by “popularity” (measured by the number of blogs linking to the bill.

Here are three examples of “blogs” that offer interesting and useful information to librarians as they go about their daily work.

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