United States Government Information: Policies and Sources / Edition 1

United States Government Information: Policies and Sources / Edition 1

by Peter Hernon, Harold C. Relyea, Joan F Cheverie, Robert E. Dugan
     
 

The first text to provide a comprehensive introduction to the information policies of the United States government and basic source material, this book provides students with an understanding of the underlying importance of policy and how it is formulated. It also shows how to locate information produced since the founding of the government in the 18th century, and

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The first text to provide a comprehensive introduction to the information policies of the United States government and basic source material, this book provides students with an understanding of the underlying importance of policy and how it is formulated. It also shows how to locate information produced since the founding of the government in the 18th century, and traces policies and sources from that time to the emergence of electronic government resulting from the advent of the Internet. The discussion of finding aids and legislative history is reinforced with the inclusion of examples in the text as well as exercises. In addition to covering the three branches of the government, the text explains terminology and lists sources likely to provide relevant information on presidential communication and more. Chapters also cover the Freedom of Information Act and Declassified Records, administrative law, intellectual property, statistical sources, maps and geographical information systems, depository

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563089794
Publisher:
Libraries Unlimited
Publication date:
09/05/2002
Series:
Library and Information Science Text Series
Edition description:
BK&CD-ROM
Pages:
450
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

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Preface
Ch. 1Government Publishing1
Ch. 2Access to Government Information (Finding Aids)17
Ch. 3Congress and the Legislative Process41
Ch. 4More on the Legislative Branch67
Ch. 5The Presidency91
Ch. 6Executive Branch119
Ch. 7Freedom of Information Act and Declassified Records149
Ch. 8Paperwork Reduction: Government Information Management Issues169
Ch. 9Personal Privacy Protection: The Legislative Response199
Ch. 10Administrative Law and Regulatory Agencies225
Ch. 11Judicial Branch249
Ch. 12Intellectual Property269
Ch. 13Statistical Sources295
Ch. 14Maps and Geographical Information Systems315
Ch. 15Access to Government Information through Depository Library Programs339
Ch. 16Electronic Government369
AppThe Literature on Government Information Policy395
About the CD-ROM407
About the Authors409
Index411

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