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A Roundup of Recent Government Info News and New Resources (April 2, 2012)

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1. U. of Minnesota and Announce Plans to Create Massive Database of 1940 Census Material

2. Dutch National Archive To Open Data

3. New From Kent College of Law/Oyez Project: Searchable/Shareable Audio of Health Care Reform Act Arguments

4. New iOS App from National Library of Medicine: Recovering Library Collections After a Flood

5. Roundup: U.S. Government Rolls Out a Number of “Big Data” Initiatives, Projects

6. Unpublished Letters Written by Ernest Hemingway Made Available for the First Time by JFK Library

8. UK: New Website for the Archives Sector Launched

9. NARA: Archives Crowdsources Advice on Federal e-Records Management

10. Statistics: IRS Releases FY 2011 Data Book

11. Census Bureau Releases New List/Maps of Urban Areas (Based on 2010 Census)

12. Wolfram|Alpha Adds Plant Data from USDA

13. New iOS App: Consumers Take the Driver’s Seat on Safety with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s SaferBus

14. Australia: New South Wales Government to Open Source Digital Archives Software

16. World Trade Organization Launches New Database on Preferential Trade Arrangements

17. National Archives of Australia Shares Records Digitization Strategy With Release of Digital Continuity Plan

18. MapLight’s Launches Topic Pages, Search for Bills by Issue Area

19. Mass. Court OKs Live, Unedited Court Proceedings

20. Doing Business at a Glance 2012, iOS App from World Bank Group (Free)

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