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Daily Archives: August 22, 2017

Advanced RECAP – Search our database of millions of PACER documents and dockets

Court Listener – Free Law Project: Advanced RECAP Search – Search our database of millions of PACER documents and dockets. [via Cheryl Niemeier]

“The RECAP Archive is a searchable collection of millions of PACER documents and dockets that were gathered using our RECAP Extensions for Firefox and Chrome. This unique archive was created to partially address what we see as the PACER Problem. Using this archive, you can finally search and download millions of PACER documents, including those that were originally scanned PDFs, which we laboriously convert to text. This work was made possible thanks to a partnership with The Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton, the generous data contributions of thousands of RECAP users, and a ton of volunteer support…”

An analysis of 2 decades of efforts to improve social mobility – UK

Report shows that government policies over the last 20 years have delivered little progress on social mobility in Britain. “Two decades of government efforts to improve social mobility have failed to deliver enough progress in reducing the gap between Britain’s ‘haves and have nots’, the Social Mobility Commission warns today (28 June 2017) in a… Continue Reading

NARA – Best Practices for File Naming

NARA Blog – “The following are best practices for file naming. File names should: Be unique and consistently structured; Be persistent and not tied to anything that changes over time or location; Limit the character length to no more than 25-35 characters; Use leading 0s to facilitate sorting in numerical order if following a numeric… Continue Reading

Investigative Report – HUD is being deconstructured

ProPublica and New York Magazine joint reporting: “…HUD has long been something of an overlooked stepchild within the federal government. Founded in 1965 in a burst of Great Society resolve to confront the “urban crisis,” it has seen its manpower slide by more than half since the Reagan Revolution. (The HUD headquarters is now so… Continue Reading

New Yorker – Who Owns the Internet?

Who Owns the Internet? What Big Tech’s monopoly powers mean for our culture. “…Today, just about everybody uses it for everything. Even as the Web has grown, however, it has narrowed. Google now controls nearly ninety per cent of search advertising, Facebook almost eighty per cent of mobile social traffic, and Amazon about seventy-five per… Continue Reading

US Role in the World: Background and Issues for Congress

CRS report via FAS – U.S. Role in the World: Background and Issues for Congress. Ronald O’Rourke, Specialist in Naval Affairs; Michael Moodie, Assistant Director and Senior Specialist in Foreign, Affairs, Defense and Trade. August 17, 2017. “The overall U.S. role in the world since the end of World War II in 1945 (i.e., over… Continue Reading

GPO and LC partner on release of digitized Congressional Record 1931-1940

“The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) partners with the Library of Congress to release the digital version of the bound Congressional Record from 1931-1940 on GPO’s govinfo. This release covers debates and proceedings of the 72nd thru the 76th Congresses. This era of Congress covers historical topics such as: The Great Depression The last two… Continue Reading