Definitions[edit | edit source]
U.S. government[edit | edit source]
Government information means
|“||information created, collected, processed, disseminated, or disposed of by or for the Federal Government.||”|
|“||Government publications, or other Government information products, regardless of form or format, created or compiled by employees of a Government agency, or at Government expense, or as required by law.||”|
Overview[edit | edit source]
"Government information is a valuable national resource. It provides the public with knowledge of the government, society, and economy — past, present, and future. It is a means to ensure the accountability of government, to manage the government's operations, to maintain the healthy performance of the economy, and is itself a commodity in the marketplace."
References[edit | edit source]
- OMB Circular No. A-130, App. III, §6.h.
- Study to Identify Measures Necessary for a Successful Transition to a More Electronic Federal Depository Library Program, at 10.
- OMB Circular No. A-130, App. III, §7.b.