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GPO’s beta website research update for July 2017

July 6, 2017 – Links to related bills on Congressional Record details pages, RSS notifications, link service

“Highlights from this release include links from Congressional Record Details pages to related bills, a variety of enhancements based on feedback from users, thumbnails in search results, pagination for optimized browsing, in-context help information, new developer tools including a govinfo link service, RSS notifications, minor fixes and improvements, and efforts behind the scenes as we continually work to improve how we’re managing the information you have access to through govinfo.”

  • Note – “govinfo is free U.S. Government information for all; govinfo is a service of the United States Government Publishing Office (GPO), which is a Federal agency in the legislative branch; govinfo provides free public access to more than a million official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.

New on LLRX – What is RSS and How to Use it Effectively

Via LLRX – What is RSS and How to Use it Effectively – This guide by Pete Weiss – expert listserv manager, communication device integrator, and newswire publisher/editor – provides researchers with an overview of why you should use RSS, along with step by step examples of how to implement this application which should be… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Web Data Extractors 2016

Via LLRX.com – Web Data Extractors 2016 – Extracting data from the internet has become an increasingly high priority for organizations with teams that focus on mining and leveraging huge amounts of data as part of an effective, collaborative and actionable work product. Tools and protocols to extract content rich information are in demand as… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Competitive Intelligence: A Selective Resource Guide – September 2013

Via LLRX.com – Competitive Intelligence – A Selective Resource Guide – Completely Updated – September 2013 Sabrina I. Pacifici’s comprehensive current awareness guide focuses on leveraging a selected but wide range of reliable, topical, predominantly free websites and resources. The goal is to support an effective research process to search, discover, access, monitor, analyze and… Continue Reading

The Economist: Google's Google problem

“Google is killing Google Reader…What Google has actually done is create a powerful infrastructure. The shape of that infrastructure influences everything that goes online. And it influences the allocation of mental resources of everyone who interacts with the online world. But there isn’t much to the real human world that isn’t shaped by the mental… Continue Reading

American Banker – New Technology Emerges to Archive Web Pages

New Technology Emerges to Archive Web Pages by John Adams “Smarsh’s web archiving captures a web site’s individual pages, and the content of those pages, in the original format. That provides a record to what was published online at any point in time. Archived web pages are rendered with the original design and experience. The… Continue Reading

ForeSee Study Highlights Social Media Best Practices for the Federal Government

News release: “Customer experience analytics firm ForeSee today released its report on the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Quarterly E-Government Satisfaction Index, including an analysis of the state of social media in the federal government. ForeSee’s audit of social media activity in the federal government identified clear themes and best practices, showing that the public… Continue Reading

Privacy Impact Assessment for the Use of Unidirectional Social Media Applications Communications and Outreach

Privacy Impact Assessment for the Use of Unidirectional Social Media Applications Communications and Outreach, March 8, 2011. Kathleen McShea Director of New Media and Web Communications, Office of Public Affairs, Department of Homeland Security “Unidirectional social media applications encompass a range of applications, often referred to as applets or widgets, that allow users to view… Continue Reading

Presentation: RSS: Filtering & Processing Obscene Amounts of Information

How to Hack RSS to Reduce Information Overload, By Dawn Foster: “Last week, I held a session at South by Southwest [SXSW] Interactive titled Hacking RSS: Filtering & Processing Obscene Amounts of Information, where I talked about creative ways to use RSS to manage information overload without using any programming skills. There is more information… Continue Reading

Homeland Security Haiti Social Media Disaster Monitoring Initiative

Privacy Impact Assessment for the Office of Operations Coordination and Planning Haiti Social Media Disaster Monitoring Initiative, January 21, 2010: “The Office of Operations Coordination and Planning (OPS), National Operations Center (NOC), has launched a Haiti Social Media Disaster Monitoring Initiative (Initiative) to assist the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and its components involved in… Continue Reading

Report: Social Networking in Government: Opportunities & Challenges

Report: Social Networking in Government: Opportunities & Challenges, Human Capital Institute, January 2010 “Social networking (SN) has become the new online rage. Blogs, wikis, RSS feeds and social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn have provided creative ways to recruit, engage, connect and retain employees. They have also provided an opportunity to facilitate strategic… Continue Reading

What's New in THOMAS

News release: “Several changes have been made to THOMAS for the second session of the 111th Congress. These changes include: Bookmarking and Sharing Widget; Top Five Bills; New RSS feed: Bills Presented to the President; Contacting Members of Congress; Tip of the Week; Bill Text PDFs.” Continue Reading