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Goverment Documents 2.0

 

Web 2.0

Government Documents are taking on more and more forms and are accommodating a variety of technologies.  Here are links to blogs and podcasts that disseminate up-to-the-minute updates from government agencies

Blogs

The White House Blog -
A component of the official presidential website, this blog chronicle's President Obama's every day with posts by administration officials, staffers, and others.

Open Government Blog -
Also part of whitehouse.gov, this blog represents the Open Government Initiative, the Obama Administration's attempts at transparency; features include reports of government expenditures and a collection of letters and ideas submitted by citizens

The Blog @ Homeland Security -
DHS's addresses to the public on how it's dealing with current issues; includes links to the agency's tweets.

DipNote--
Official blog of the U.S. Department of State; updated at least once per day with latest State Department news.

NARAtions -
National Archive's blog devoted to issues concerning the online availability of the archives; authored by NARA staffers, but oriented around concerns reported to them by researchers; includes information on the Archives Wiki, currently under development

Smithsonian Blogs -
The "one-stop shopping" page giving a menu more than a dozen blogs produced by the Smithsonian Institute, most with a "behind the scenes" theme; foci include the National Museum of Art History, food news, the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum, and many more.

Podcasts

White House--
At the top of the page are RSS feeds—scroll down for podcasts of weekly addresses, press briefings and more.

General Government  --
Podcasts focusing on data such as Profile America, a feature of the Census, agricultural data, and the Government Accountability Office’s Watchdog Report.

Small Business Administration
Covers a wide variety of topics aimed at the entrepreneur, including information on available government programs for small businesses.

Defense and International Relations
More than a dozen podcasts including the American Forces Press Service Daily Update; both audio and video casts

FLU.gov
Center for Disease Control podcasts on a variety of ways to avoid the flu, including the H1N1 virus.