E-Government Tool Reviews

FOIA Online is a web portal for information related to Freedom of Information Act requests. It allows visitors to search past and in-progress requests, view documents that have been released under the Freedom of Information Act, and place and track their own requests. Prominently featured in the relatively simple interface are a glossary, FAQ and search box. Currently only select agencies participate in the online portal

E-Government Tool Reviews

Targeted at U.S. denizens who wish to learn more about broadband spectrum within the U.S., the FCC’s Spectrum Dashboard helps users “to find out how spectrum is being used, who owns spectrum licenses around the country, and what spectrum is available in [their] county.” On the homepage beneath the “Exploring America’s Spectrum” pane, users can employ four different browsing options: “Browse Spectrum

Mobile App Reviews

SaferCar is a mobile app offered by the National Transportation Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) for Android and iOS devices. It offers on-the-go access to many of the useful features found on safercar.gov, also maintained by the NHTSA. Within the app, users can search 5-Star Safety Ratings of vehicles as well as vehicle safety recall history. A mobile-friendly form for filing a vehicle safety complaint is provided and

You also have access to government information librarians through the Government Information Online (GIO) virtual Ask A Librarian service.  These librarians are experts at finding information from government agencies of all levels (local, state, regional, national international) on almost any subject.

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About Lib2Gov

Lib2Gov is an engagement platform hosted by the Information Policy & Access Center at the University of Maryland and the American Library Association, with the goal of helping libraries to better meet the e-government needs of their users.  Learn about providing e-government services in your library, browse through information on popular e-government topics, and share what your library is doing!