Monthly archives: October, 2007

Commentary: Congress Looks Again at FISA

Beth Wellington’s commentary reviews legislative activity, advocacy group positions and news articles related to proposed changes to portions of the Protect America Act.

Subjects: 9-11-2001, Congress, Extras, Legislative, Privacy

Rule the Web

Web marketing expert Julia Wotipka reviews a new book on creative, productive and engaging ways to leverage all aspects of web publishing, authored by the co-founder of one of the five most visited blogs on the Web, Boing Boing.

Subjects: Book Reviews, E-Commerce, Features, Web Management

After Hours: Recommended Reading

Kathy Biehl discusses a free advocacy group sponsored healthletter that examines and often challenges acknowleged nutritional and health claims. She also highlights a new book of photographs of and interviews with women that demonstrates their respective diverse and unique slants on power outfits.

Subjects: After Hours, Book Reviews, Food

FOIA Facts – FOIA Litigation: When A Loss Isn’t Always A Loss

According to Scott A. Hodes, bringing a FOIA case often results in a more timely release of information, more information being released then the agency would have released if it wasn’t in litigation and more information going to the requester about agency decisions and withheld documents.

Subjects: E-Government, FOIA Facts, Freedom of Information, Government Resources, Legal Research

Discovery of Employee-Owned Computer Equipment

Conrad J. Jacoby addresses the issues of whether discovery requests served on the company also extend to home computers, cell phones, and other equipment personally owned by employees of the company.

Subjects: E-Discovery, E-Discovery Update, Email, Information Management, Privacy

CongressLine by GalleryWatch.com: Lobbying and Ethics Rules

This month Paul Jenks provides readers with a copy of a recent CRS report, Lobbying Law and Ethics Rules Changes in the 110th Congress.

Subjects: Congress, CongressLine, CRS Reports, Government Resources, Legislative

Competitive Intelligence on a Shoestring

Susan Armstrong succinctly outlines key techniques and processes used by successful CI experts. Sabrina I. Pacifici’s quick guide focuses on a selected range of strategic CI information and services available from key sources that faciliate an effective CI research process, both in the U.S. and Canada.

Subjects: Competitive Intelligence, Features, Government Resources, Legal Research, Search Engines, Search Strategies

The Government Domain: Journalists and Government Information: SLA-DGI/GODORT Joint Meeting

Peggy Garvin spotlights presentations on using government documents, by New York Times reporter Scott Shane and Washington Post research editor Alice Crites, at a recent joint meeting of the SLA Government Information Division and the ALA Government Documents Roundtable.

Subjects: E-Government, Government Resources, Legal Research, The Government Domain

LLRX Book Review by Heather A. Phillips – Nation of Secrets and Presidential Secrecy and the Law

Heather A. Phillips reviews two new books which present various perspectives on the expanding ramifications on our lives, and to our democracy, of government secrecy.

Subjects: LLRX Book Review
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