Government Information on the Internet: Perspectives from Louisiana's Academic Depository Libraries

Kwak, Gail Stern
October 2000
Louisiana Libraries;Fall2000, Vol. 63 Issue 2, p17
The article discusses the result of a survey conducted on Louisiana's depository library in evaluating its response to issues associated with technological revolution in delivering adequate information. It relates that out of 22 libraries surveyed 91% of them responded to the survey. The survey shows that Louisiana's academic depositories are partly unprepared with regards to the shift into more advanced system which is the electronic depository system. It adds that despite reservations on the Government Printing Office's recommended specifications for public access, majority of the libraries were able to provide adequate information to their patrons needs.


Related Articles

  • Research at Your Own Risk: Free online statutory codes are widely available but are they good enough to meet users' needs? Hellyer, Paul // AALL Spectrum;Feb2011, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p18 

    The article focuses on the importance to have an effective access to legal information such as statutory codes in the U.S. The author mentions several problems regarding the online access to statute codes, which include the currency of the information, the lack of authenticated codes and...

  • Stewardship and usefulness: Policy principles for information-based transparency Dawes, Sharon S. // Government Information Quarterly;Oct2010, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p377 

    This paper is a conceptual and empirical exploration of the tensions inherent in the drive to increase openness and transparency in government by means of information access and dissemination. The idea that democratic governments should be open, accessible, and transparent to the governed is...

  • Beyond E-governance.  // Dataquest;8/15/2012, Vol. 30 Issue 15, p16 

    The article discusses the implementation of e-governance projects in India and the efforts of Indian President Pranab Mukherjee in this direction. The National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) in India, approved in May 2006, consists of 27 mission mode projects, which include 10 projects in center, 10...

  • Too Much Information? BODNEY, DAVID J. // Communications Lawyer;Summer2015, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p2 

    The article discusses the rise of big data and the U.S. government information in the digital age. Particular focus is given to the production of public sector of email and other electronic data, along with the lack of investment from the government for its preservation or public access. Also...

  • Through a Glass, Darkly: The Promise and Reality of State Transparency Websites. Carstens, Deborah Sater; Vandlandingham, Gary // Online Journal of Applied Knowledge Management;2015, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p37 

    In recent years, all 50 states have established transparency websites that provide public access to financial information and in some cases performance metrics. This article examines website content and use by the public, and concludes that while the websites provides access to fiscal data; this...

  • User-Centered Designs for Library Government Information Websites. Agne, Linna R. // Indiana Libraries;2010, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p3 

    The article discusses the factors and elements that should be reflected in the design and upkeep of a library's government information site. It notes the major design concerns covered which include how to help users move towards electronic access, how electronic access should be reflected and...

  • Openness and Access to Information in Finland. Mäenpää, Olli // Global Media Journal: Indian Edition;Dec2010, p58 

    The article examines the application of the constitutional principle of access and openness to government information in Finland. It offers an overview of the inception of the country's first law governing the freedom of publishing and the right of access to officials documents under the Swedish...

  • GPO Revises Policy for Documents.  // American Libraries;Mar2005, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p11 

    Reports that the U.S. Government Printing Office has revised its policy on how and when agencies can withdraw, withhold, or restrict public access to all government informational products as of March 2005. Kinds of government informational products; Provisions of the old rules enacted in...

  • PERFORMANCE REPORTING: ASSESSING CITIZEN ACCESS TO PERFORMANCE MEASURES ON STATE GOVERNMENT WEBSITES. Harris, Judith A.; McKenzie, Karen S.; Rentfro, Randall W. // Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management;Spring2011, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p117 

    Performance measurement is common in state and local governments. However, having a performance measurement system does not guarantee that results are shared with the citizenry. This study evaluates the relative accessibility of performance information on state government websites. Drawing upon...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics