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Several of us are live blogging the event. If it doesn't show up here, you can also read along and commment at http://freegovinfo.info.

As part of Sunshine Week -- and in conjunction with the White House's new policy on Open Access to federally funded scientific information -- a small group of government information librarians has started a petition on petitions.whitehouse.gov asking the Obama Administration to assure that there is free permanent public access to ALL authentic government information.we hope you'll .....
Hot off the presses! Congratulations to Steve Beleu, Chris Brown, Marie Concannon, Rosemary LaSala, and Larry Romans who've just been named to Depository Library Council!. It's hard work, but, speaking as an outgoing Councilor (and outgoing Chair!), it's an extremely rewarding experience. Good luck new Councilors!! Acting Public Printer Names New Members to Depository Library Council FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 6, 2012 No. 12-15 MEDIA CONTACT: GARY SOMERSET 202.512.1957, 202.355.3997 cell This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .....

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  • Sunday, 18 March 2012 16:40
    The Bay Area Documents network (BADnet) -- a group of govt information librarians in the San Francisco bay area and surrounding area -- has had 2 very productive meetings to discuss the state forecasts. We have decided collaboratively to submit our f .....
  • Sunday, 18 March 2012 16:28
    Please post how your state has decided to work out the process of submitting state forecasts and creating State action plans.
  • Wednesday, 18 May 2011 10:00
    I would echo Steve's input and add CGP and DLC links to the bottom red separator bar. And agree with Mary Prophet that the template is visually pleasing. --james
  • Tuesday, 17 May 2011 09:48
    Great point John. I've had that same difficulty. And to that point (and this is perhaps a bit off topic from Karen's request for template comments), I think putting out press releases in something other than PDF would make them far more findable. .....

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The official grammarians would endorse your comma after “Myths” (but perhaps not after “Fabrications).” Plus, that’s the way they have it in their title tag.

First: According to the Wikipedia page on the serial comma, the GPO Style Manual supports its mandatory use. Given FGI’s subject matter, your preference seems appropriate.

Second: The question of whether or not the blog title uses the serial comma depends on where in the page you look. The prominent, white words in the brown box make it look as though the serial comma has been omitted. However, the page is coded to include the serial comma in the Title tag — just look in your window’s title bar for confirmation. In fact, if you search the HTML, there isn’t a single place where “myths and” appears without a comma after “myths”. You appear to have correctly quoted the blog’s content rather than its title’s graphical representation. Well done.

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