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Not Just Blogs: Issues – Access

In our current but undervoted poll, we got this kind comment from a regular Bloglines reader:

As much as I like your blogs, I like your web site even better. Since some folks may only know you through the blogs, you might want to remind everyone about your site and its features. Keep up the great work! –Jerry Gill

We think Jerry has a good point, and so we’d like to introduce you to a once-a-week tour of the pages of Free Government Information which we’re calling “Not Just Blogs.” Each week a FGI volunteer will briefly highlight one of our pages and take questions and suggestions about it.

Today I kick things off by exploring the Access page of our Issues section.

From the front page of Free Government Information, click on Issues:

Then on Access:

The Access page consists of a short essay on accessing government information, what we view as current threats to continued access and a short list of websites, articles and books chosen to help you explore this topic further. It was originally written in 2004 and has been updated with information from our October 2005 presentation to the Nevada Library Association. Please look it over and let us know whether you think our concerns are overblown or not nearly strong enough.

If you have suggestions for additions to the short bibliography, we’d like to hear about those as well.

Until next week, happy exploring!

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