Update by Daniel 7/7/2009 – Dr. Maret is as good as her word. She is now up to the fourth edition, which has 431 pages:
Maret, Susan L. On Their Own Terms: A Lexicon with an Emphasis on Information-Related Terms Produced by the U.S. Federal Government. 4th edition, June 2009,
Thanks to Dr. Maret herself for notice of the update.
On Their Own Terms: A Lexicon With an Emphasis on Information-Related Terms Produced by the US Federal Government by Dr. Susan Maret, November 2005. (pdf, 304pp, 1.3 meg).
Steven Aftergood says this ‘excellent new publication helps “the outsider,” i.e. the ordinary citizen of the United States, to comprehend the vocabulary of government information policy, and to discover its genealogical roots in official documents. From “access” and “accountability” to “Yankee White” and “Xn,” author Susan Maret, an adjunct professor of library science at the University of Denver, provides a concise definition of terms as well as links to official sources.’
Maret says the lexicon will be updated and revised “on a regular basis.” It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs License.
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