Tuesday, 4 November 2008
Senate hearings, published or not
Librarian Jack McGeachy maintains the U.S. Congressional Bibliographies website at NC State where he compiles extensive information about Congressional hearings and their publication status. He has just released the "Statistical Report Card" that identifies Senate unprinted hearings from 2003 (108th Congress, 1st session). There is a list of specific titles of 2003 Senate hearings that remain unprinted, and unavailable to researchers and the general public. The report contains summary statistical data for each Senate committee on the number of Hearings held, and the numbers of Hearings printed and unprinted by the Government Printing Office. Each committee is then given a numerical grade that represents how well each committee informs the nation of its activities by publishing transcripts of its Hearings.