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RSRT Offers Scholarship

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on Thursday, August 06, 2009 in WLA Blog Archive
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The WLA Resource Sharing Roundtable (RSRT) is pleased to offer a scholarship to help defray the cost of attending the 2009 WLA Annual Conference. The scholarship is available to RSRT members, but you may join WLA and RSRT and apply for the scholarship, or if a member of WLA but not RSRT, you may join RSRT by contacting the WLA office. Scholarship information, and application materials are available on the RSRT web page. Deadline for applications is September 15, 2009....

GovInfoDay: 2008 WI Distinguished Document awards

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on Friday, May 29, 2009 in Awards
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Winner! "Wisconsin Local Food Marketing Guide: A Producer's Guide to Marketing Locally Grown Food"Published by the WI Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer ProtectionFour of the creators were able to attend to receive the awardHave already printed 3,000 copies, and there's been a lot of interest from producers and farmers' markets coordinatorsHonorable Mention"The Legacy of Lead: Report on Childhood Lead Poisoning in Wisconsin 2008""Commission on Reducing Racial Disparities in the Wisconsin Justice System: Final Report"ALA/GODORT Notable Government Documents 2007 from Wisconsin"Governor's Task Force on Campus Safety: Final Report""Turning Points in Wisconsin History"...

WAAL09: Fake it 'til you make it with government documents

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on Friday, April 24, 2009 in WLA Blog Archive
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"Fake it 'til you make it with government documents"Nancy Mulhern, Wisconsin Historical SocietyMichael Current, UW LacrosseUsa.gov (was First.gov)-- Top choice for starting points-- Yahoo type subject directory-- Official search engine for free government websites (plus images, news, maps...)-- Faceted search-- For popular, current information retrievalWisconsin.gov-- News-- Subjects-- Agency index-- Search engine-- For popular, current information retrievalGoogle.com/unclesam-- Searches .gov, .mil, and other U.S. federal, state, and local (?) sites-- May use less now that Usa.gov is so goodCatalogs:-- CGP: Catalog of U.S. Government Publications = http://catalog.gpo.gov (was "the monthly catalog") - supposed to include all pubs back to 1976 - use Ex Libris' Aleph software - SuDoc sorting works!-- Worldcat.org, WisCat, BadgerCat-- Local library catalogOfficial access:-- www.GPOaccess.gov - supports their own staff too - documents by government branch - moving over to FDsys (Federal Digital System) which is already live - full text search (faceted) of unaltered official versions - currently back...