Tag Archives: THOMAS

Schuman: U.S. House Convenes Second Public Meeting on Legislative Bulk Data

Daniel Schuman, Esq., of the Sunlight Foundation has posted House Convenes Second Public Meeting on Legislative Bulk Data, at the Sunlight Foundation Blog. Here is an excerpt: On January 30th, the House of Representatives held a public meeting on its … Continue reading

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Mill: Sunlight Foundation releases Congress API

Eric Mill of the Sunlight Foundation points us to Sunlight Congress API released yesterday. Here is a description: A live JSON API for the people and work of Congress, provided by the Sunlight Foundation. Features Lots of features and data … Continue reading

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Congress.gov: New Official Source of U.S. Federal Legislative Information

The U.S. Congress has launched a new official legislative information system for the U.S. federal government: Congress.gov. According to Alex Howard of O’Reilly: [...] the new Congress.gov features responsive design, adapting to desktop, tablet or smartphone screens. It’s also search-centric, … Continue reading

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Bruce, Mill, Schuman, Tauberer & Wonderlich: Recommendations on Public Access to Legislative Data

Tom Bruce of the Legal Information Institute; Daniel Schuman, Eric Mill, and John Wonderlich, all of the Sunlight Foundation; and Dr. Joshua Tauberer of GovTrack and POPVOX, have posted a new report entitled On Public Access to Legislative Information: Recommendations … Continue reading

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Lulofs on Legal Open Data and freeTHOMAS

Meg Lulofs, JD, MSLIS, has posted has posted Open Data in a Librarian Hat: What’s Your Number One?, on the VoxPopuLII blog, published by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School. In this post, Ms. Lulofs discusses the … Continue reading

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Suhaka and Tauberer on Business Models for Reuse of Open Legislative Data

Karen Suhaka of LegiNation and Dr. Joshua Tauberer of GovTrack gave a “lightning talk” presentation entitled Legislative Transparency: A Round Up of Efforts and Results to Date (featuring this GoogleDoc spreadsheet on Open Gov Business Models) at IOGDC 2012 Virtual … Continue reading

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Google Endorses freeTHOMAS: Free Public Access to U.S. Federal Legislative Data in Bulk XML

Google has announced its support for Congress’s providing free public access in bulk XML to U.S. federal legislative data, in a new post by Seth Webb, Google’s Senior Policy Manager, entitled In Support of Legislative Transparency, on the Google Public … Continue reading

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