Beta version of new GovInfo platform launched by U.S. Government Publishing Office

The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) launched the beta version of the new GovInfo web site on 15 Feburary. The new platform will “eventually replace the Federal Digital System (FDsys) public website.” Users of GovInfo can browse by A-Z list, by category, by date and by congressional committee content. A list of collections on the new platform (eg. Appropriations, Budget Estimates &c.) is in the table at the foot of this GPO page. A Recent Publications’ section provides quick access to current documents (eg. Budget of the U.S. Government, Fiscal Year 2017). Feedback is welcome via the upper right link on the GovInfo homepage.

New Budget and Economic Data Portal launched by U.S. Congressional Budget Office

The U.S. Congressional Budget Office, launched a new budget and economic data portal on 1 February. The new resource provides a one-stop entry-point to the CBO’s key budget and economic projections. Founded in 1975, the CBO produces “independent analyses of budgetary and economic issues to support the Congressional budget process.” The new online resource provides links to core budget data and supplemental material, including Excel spreadsheets of economic projections and the CBO Long-Term Budget Outlook report. EUI members can access macroeconomic statistical data via the Data Portal.

New ‘Browse by Subject’ feature launched by Federal Reserve for Economic Historical Research

The U.S. Federal Reserve announced the upgrade of the FRASER digital archive of economic, financial and banking historical resources on 7 January. Historical records can now be browsed by over 1,000 subject-heads, such as monetary policy, business cycles, industrial production &c. Earlier this year, FRASER was upgraded with a new tool for downloading metadata in XML and JSON, a new PDF viewer with page-specific linking, and a new citation export function compatible with Zotero. Users of FRASER may also be interested in the FRED economic data portal and the GGDC Economic Historical Data directory. For access to statistical data at the EUI, please see this Library page.

US presidential elections and the EU leaders’ statement

Statement by José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, and Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, on the US presidential elections “We have the pleasure of extending our warm congratulations to President Obama on his re-election as President of the United States of America. The United States is a key strategic partner of the European Union and […]

Paying for Open Access: the American History Association’s Statement

Who works in universities and for accessing the content of her/his own intellectual output, always thought that Open Access was the frontline for all sciences and disciplines against the power of big publishers.  But should we slow down a bit our enthusiasm and rethink the meaning of Open Access publishing in the Humanities ?  Yes […]