Techne Interviews Public Printer Candidate Carl Malamud

Techne Interviews Public Printer Candidate Carl Malamud

“Long a proponent of open access to what he calls the ‘operating system’ of the US government — the laws, codes and court cases that regulate our lives in society — Carl Malamud has spent more than a decade working to make government documentation freely available online through his organization He has recently turned his attention to the GPO and is “running” for the appointment of Public Printer, the head of the GPO and thus of the federal agency that produces a great deal of the same documentation he has previously fought for public access to. Malamud was kind enough to recently take the time to discuss with Techne his proposals for the GPO–such as an RSS feed of the Official Journals of Government–and how the internet and technology are changing, or could change, the relations between a citizenry, its government and the information that passes between the two.”

Source: The Intersect Alert is a newsletter of the Government Relations Committee, San Francisco Bay Region Chapter, Special Libraries Association

Wired: Rogue Archivist Campaigns to Be Obama’s Printer

New article in Wired¬† by Ryan Singel about the “Yes We Scan” campaign.

Singel writes:

“But now, Malamud is campaigning to be The Man.

Or, more accurately, the chief printer for The Man.”

“Given Malamud’s ability to wear down government bureaucracies, the Obama administration might do well to save themselves the trouble. Malamud will be the nation’s public printer — it’s just a question of whether he’ll be rogue or legit.”


Carl Malamud for Public Printer of the U.S. Campaign

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