US gov’t drops price of journals from $17k to $0, adds XML to Federal Register!


[via BoingBoing]

The Government Printing Office reduced the price of Official Journals of the Government from $17,000/year to free! I’m sure that will bring a smile to a Government Docs Librarian out there. In addition, the Federal Register just announced that its finished converting to the XML format. This means you can use the raw data in XML format from the Federal Register. We will have to see what daring database jockeys can come up with using this data. For the full story, visit Boing Boing and the White House Blog post.

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