Open Government Directive

This just in: the U.S. Government has a new “Open Government Directive” from President Obama… (source: CNET News: Geek Gestalt, Dec. 8; District Dispatch, Dec. 8

The Obama administration officially unveiled on December 8 its Open Government Directive (PDF file), a document that charges each federal agency with making high-value data publicly available and coming up quickly with formal open government plans. The directive requires executive departments and agencies to publish government information online, improve the quality of the information, create and institutionalize a culture of open government, and create an enabling framework for open government…

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About repplinger

John has served as a Reference Librarian at Willamette University since 2002. He is the liaison to the Science Departments, and is responsible for maintaining the collections related to the life & physical sciences. His research interests range over the entire spectrum of libraries and information sciences, but includes: - Google and its influence on information & society - The Internet's influence on information seeking & sharing behaviors - Trends of scholarly communication - Electronic learning environments - Traditional pedagogy - GIS use in academic libraries

Posted on December 10, 2009, in Politics and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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