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Information for Federal Depository Library Staff in Wisconsin : Government Information Blogs

Links to state and federal resources of use to Federal Depository Library staff at Wisconsin libraries.

UW-Madison GISIG Blog (Government Information Student Interest Group)

Gov-Info: The Government Info Librarian Blog

  • A collection of images, posts, tweets, and other relevant happenings in the world of government information
  • Created and maintained a graduate of the UW-Madison's School of Library and Information Studies 

GIRT Blog

WLA's Government Information Round Table (GIRT) blog

 

  • Links to Wisconsin, U.S., and occasionally local or international government information resources
  • Updates on depository library programs
  • Guest bloggers welcome! Contact Beth Harper if interested

MPL Gov Info

MPL Gov Info

  • Madison Public Library's government information blog, from its (now retired) government information specialist, Romeo Dais
  • Focuses on recently-published federal and Wisconsin government information

BeSpacific

BeSpacific

  • Highlights primary government documents from around the world
  • Launched in 2002; contains searchable database of over 32,000 posts
  • Written by Sabrina I. Pacifici

Interesting government titles

University of Washington GovPubFinds

Interesting government publications at the University of Washington that deal with government research, policies, and programs investigating youth and family advocacy, health, and safety, or that speak to the history of Seattle, the Pacific Northwest, and of the unique and oftentimes overlooked qualities of government information.

 

Best.Titles.Ever.

The lighter side of government information librarianship!

  • "An exploration of non-copyright government sources, particularly ones with titles that are funny, intriguing, interesting, convoluted or clever, or any combination of the above."
  • By the folks that bring you FreeGovInfo

FreeGovInfo

FreeGovInfo (FGI)

  • "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.
  • Primary bloggers are Jim A. Jacobs, James R. Jacobs, Shinjoung Yeo, Daniel Cornwall, and Rebecca Troy-Horton. (See more at the FGI About page.)