Agencies post more most-wanted documents online

Agencies post more most-wanted documents online

By Christopher J. Dorobek

GCN Staff

APRIL 3'Some of the most sought-after government documents are slowly making their way online, two public interest groups have reported.

Last year, OMB Watch and the Center for Democracy and Technology, both based in Washington, listed the top 10 government documents not available online [see GCN story at www.gcn.com/vol18_no29/community/585-1.html].

The most-requested documents, Congressional Research Service reports and Supreme Court opinions and briefs, are still not accessible online. But some other in-demand information is making its way to the Web, the watchdog groups reported recently.

The Interior Department's Fish and Wildlife Service has begun posting its Endangered Species Recovery Plans, which were No. 8 on the most-wanted list. Previously, Interior made paper versions of the plans available for a fee.

The Patent and Trademark Office is posting the Official Gazette of Trademarks, the ninth most-wanted document. The agency had been posting many parts of the Gazette at various locations on its Web site; now PTO has consolidated the information.

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