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Free Government Information (FGI) is a place for initiating dialogue and building consensus among the various players (libraries, government agencies, non-profit organizations, researchers, journalists, etc.) who have a stake in the preservation of and perpetual free access to government information. FGI promotes free government information through collaboration, education, advocacy and research.

FGI Podcast 3 – Sunlight Foundation, LOCKSS, Bats & Broadband

FGI Podcast #3 is now available. Our 45 minute show included the following segments:

Sunlight Foundation Interview
Sunlight Foundation
Open House Project

Scott Matheson’s LOCKSS presentation
Spring 2007 Depository Library Council Proceedings
Scott’s LOCKSS Slides

Podcast Sampler
Ohio Outdoor Notebook Radio SpotsOhio’s Little Brown Bats (July 12, 2007)

Outro – Broadband Connection downloaded from the Internet Archive’s Open Source Audio collection and created by Sinister Dexter. Used under Creative Commons license: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike.

Our theme music and bumpers came from Set Me Free by DJ Topshelf and downloaded from Podsafe Audio.


What did you think about today’s show? Let us know! We have three ways you can give us feedback or make suggestions for future shows:

– Make a comment on the show blog at http://freegovinfo.info/blog/154
– Send a text comment to admin AT freegovinfo DOT info
– Record an audio comment up to 5MB and e-mail it to danielcornwall AT gmail DOT com.

Text messages will be read on the air and audio comments will be played unless you ask us not to.

We’d love to have some listener feedback to make our show better and to have more content. So if you like, love or hate anything about our podcast, do let us know.

FGI Podcast #2 – FGI Roundtable, LOCKSS, Profile America, Scary Guy

Show notes for FGI podcast #2

Note: We still have things to learn about podcasting. This time it is audio leveling. The sound does go up and down a bit but hopefully won’t be too distracting. If you have tips about equalizing volume levels in Audacity, please send them our way in one of the comment options listed below:
Today’s 40 minute show had the following segments:

  • FGI Roundtable – Jim A Jacobs, James R. Jacobs, Shinjoung Yeo and Daniel Cornwall discuss what led them to work with Free Government Information and what we see as the big issues facing the government information community.
  • Elizabeth Cowell discusses the GPO LOCKSS pilot project at the Spring 2007 Depository Library Conference.
  • Podcast Sampler – we take a quick listen to Profile America, a podcast from the US Census bureau intended to be played by broadcasters. Check out other government podcasts.
  • Outro music – Scary Guy by Maria Daines used by permission. According to the story behind the song, this song was inspired by the global Scary Guy project.

FGI SLA 2007 Promo

In response to a request made on bibliocasting-L, we recorded a three minute promo for the FGI podcast. I explain how we create the podcast and what we hope to do with it.

Show Notes:

I mentioned the following in our podcast:


A lot of information packed into a small space, so please consider listening. And stay tuned for our June podcast.

FGI Podcast #1 – May 15, 2007

The very first episode of the FGI Podcast, the official podcast of Free Government Information is now available.

Show Notes:

Segment 1: What is Free Government Information

Segment Links

Segment 2: Government Information in the News

Segment Links

Segment 3: Government Podcast SampleThis Week at NASA

Segment 4: Outro musicRise by The Rev. Din from the Internet Archive Open Source Audio Collection

Theme music and segment bumpers from Set Me Free by DJ TopShelf and downloaded from PodSafe Audio.