[govinfo] GovInfo News 7-6-2007

  • From: "Patrice McDermott" <pmcdermott@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "govinfo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <govinfo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "FOI-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <FOI-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2007 11:47:31 -0400

- Senator Specter Introduces Presidential Signing Statements Legislation
- Global science portal using federated search
Patrice McDermott, Director
OpenTheGovernment.org
www.openthegovernment.org
202.332.OPEN (6736)
- SENATOR SPECTER INTRODUCES PRESIDENTIAL SIGNING STATEMENTS LEGISLATION
U.S. Senator Arlen Specter, ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, 
introduced on Friday legislation to regulate the use of presidential signing 
statements in the interpretation of an Act of Congress. The Presidential 
Signing Statements Act of 2007, S. 1747, has been referred to the Senate 
Judiciary Committee. more
In January, Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee introduced the `Congressional Lawmaking 
Authority Protection Act of 2007' (HR 264).
Links: S. 1747
       HR 264

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- GLOBAL SCIENCE PORTAL USING FEDERATED SEARCH
By Trudy Walsh
07/02/07


A new portal that crosses both international and database boundaries was 
launched recently for people interested in scientific sources that are 
unavailable through commercial search engines such as Google.  
WorldWideScience.org was developed by the Energy Department and the British 
Library, along with science and technology organizations in Australia, Brazil, 
Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan and the Netherlands. It employs 
federated search technology - a search method that simultaneously executes a 
query against an array of databases, then aggregates and ranks the results - 
and gives users a single entry point for searching far-flung science portals in 
parallel with only one query. more [GCN]


 

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