Feds chart a course to digital data

Feds chart a course to digital data

Top right: the Federal Publishers Committee conducted classes during its meeting in Washington this month on how to preserve government information and get it onto the Web. The presentation took the form of two case studies.

Top left: R. James King, a specialist in library IT at the Naval Research Lab Library, discussed how the library has been digitizing several decades worth of technical reports. The work makes unclassified reports available via the Web and classified reports available via the Defense Department's Secret IP Router Network.

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Bottom left: James P. Madigan, of Stanley Associates Inc. of Alexandria, Va., and program director for the Census Bureau's library automation project, described the bureau's plans for making census information available to the public. Bureau employees currently have access to census statistics and other information via a common portal.

Bottom right, left to right: King and Madigan confer with Glenn W. King, chief of Census' Statistical Compendia Branch, who chaired the meeting, and Stephanie C. Besch of Stanley Associates.

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