Monday, 25 January 2010

Open Government Workshop held at Princeton

A workshop called "Open Government: Defining, Designing, and Sustaining Transparency" was held last Thurs. and Fri. at Princeton University's Center for Information Technology Policy. There were many participants using Twitter throughout the event, and their tweets are all collected here. The LII blog and Rob Richard's Legal Informatics Blog both provided coverage of what was happening and their posts are well worth reading.
Speakers included Mike Wash, CIO of the GPO, who discussed a number of issues involving digital legal information, with a focus on GPO’s new FDsys content management system. He said that FDsys has been developed to serve four key functions: versioning, preservation, permanent public access, and authentication.
Other speakers and discussions focused on the variety of legal databases online and the US Courts' PACER system that provides court documents online.

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