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UPDATE 11/28/2017: The audio of our interview is now safely preserved and available at the Internet Archive!
Our pals Gary Colmenar and Elizabeth Robinson cohost the radio show “No Alibis” on KCSB Santa Barbara wednesdays from 9am – 11am. No Alibis is a “Critical look at news, both domestic and international, from the dystopian to the utopian.” And this Wednesday November 22 at around 9:30am Pacific, you’ll have your chance to hear Shari Laster and I wax utopian about all things Title 44. Stream it live over the internet! If you can’t tune in at 9:30am (and really, what else do you have to do at that time?!) we’ll be posted the audio for your listening pleasure shortly after the show is done.
And of course, as any govinfo wonk worth her salt, we gave Gary and Elizabeth some background readings so they’ll be able to keep their heads above the weeds.
- Sign the petition “Protect the public right to govt information: help preserve and expand Title 44”
- Title 44 and the Uncertain Future of Free Public Access to Government Info in the US. Strengthening the Discussions about Title 44. DLF interview with Jim Jacobs.
- Blind Spots and Broken Links: Access to Government Information. by James R. Jacobs. [PDF with speaker notes]. Presentation at program on “Open Government: Current Trends and Practices Concerning FOIA, Open Access, and Other Post-Wiki-Leaks Issues” sponsored by the Federal & Armed Forces Libraries Round Table at the 2015 annual meeting of the American Library Association.
- What are we to Keep? James R. Jacobs. Documents to the People (DttP), Spring 2015, p 13-19.
- Born-Digital U.S. Federal Government Information: Preservation and Access (archived PDF copy on FGI). 2014. Prepared by James A. Jacobs for Leviathan: Libraries and Government Information in the Era of Big Data.
Jim and I had a great time last week talking with Thomas Hill about FGI, the FDLP, and the future of government information. Tom is a librarian at Vassar College and hosts the Library Café, a “weekly program of table talk with scholars, artists, publishers and librarians about books, ideas, and the formation and circulation of knowledge.” Thanks Tom for the opportunity to talk about the future of the FDLP and government information and for allowing us to upload a copy of the audio file to the Internet Archive.
At iConference 2010 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign I organized and participated on the panel, “Future of Government Information” with Tom Bruce (Cornell Legal Information Institute), Daniel Schuman (Sunlight Foundation) and Cindy Etkin (Government Printing Office (GPO)). My slides and notes are online.
Below are a list of places and conferences to which FGI volunteers have been invited to speak about the future of government information.