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Forum Post: *BUMP* Require free online permanent public access to ALL federal government information and publications.

Posted 1 year ago on April 10, 2013, 9:54 a.m. EST by LibertyNow (10)
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Guys please vote on this petition over at whitehouse.gov. It's a start:

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/require-free-online-permanent-public-access-all-federal-government-information-and-publications/h7K86wdJ

  1. Assure that GPO has the funds to continue to maintain and develop the Federal Digital System (FDsys).

  2. Raise ALL Congressional, Executive & Judicial branch information, publications & data to the level of federally funded scientific information & publish ALL government information as "Open Access."

  3. Mandate the free permanent public access to other Federal information currently maintained in fee-based databases - including the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER), the National Technical Reports Library (NTRL), & USA Trade Online.

  4. Establish an interagency, govt-wide strategy to manage the entire lifecycle of digital government information w/ FDLP Libraries - publication, access, usability, bulk download, long-term preservation, standards & metadata.

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[-] 1 points by windyacres (1002) 1 year ago

This is a great idea! I voted but a few thousand more votes are needed. Over 97,000 currently. This is an example of how to hold our government accountable, which seems like a critical issue.