6.0279 Announcements: NEACH; WINDO (2/77)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Tue, 6 Oct 1992 17:02:20 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 6, No. 0279. Tuesday, 6 Oct 1992.

(1) Date: Thu, 1 Oct 92 18:32:14 EDT (22 lines)
From: Heyward Ehrlich <ehrlich@andromeda.rutgers.edu>
Subject: NEACH Oct 23 (New Date)

(2) Date: Mon, 05 Oct 92 15:37:55 EDT (55 lines)
From: Manon Anne Ress <LOVE@TEMPLEVM>

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Date: Thu, 1 Oct 92 18:32:14 EDT
From: Heyward Ehrlich <ehrlich@andromeda.rutgers.edu>
Subject: NEACH Oct 23 (New Date)

NEACH: Northeast Association for Computers & the Humanities

We have changed the dates of the October and December programs
to Friday, Oct. 23, and Tuesday, Dec. 15. The topics and place are
not changed. Meetings will take place as before at 1:30 p.m. in
the IBM Building in New York City, 57th Street and Madison Avenue.

Friday, Oct. 23 (previously Tuesday, Oct. 13):
E-mail, E-news, E-groups, E-research (Louie Crew, Rutgers)

Wed. Nov. 11: Computers and Composition (Robert Royar, NYIT)

Tuesday, Dec. 15 (previously Dec. 8):
Electronic Text Archives and Libraries (Anita Lowry, Columbia)

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Date: Mon, 05 Oct 92 15:37:55 EDT
From: Manon Anne Ress <LOVE@TEMPLEVM>


From: James Love
Taxpayer Assets Project

RE: Update on GPO WINDO legislation
(HR 5983, successor to S. 2813 and HR 2772)

Date: October 5, 1992


Congress is considering legislation that would provide the public
one-stop-shopping *online* access to federal information systems and
databases through the Government Printing Office (GPO). The service,
which would *supplement* other agency and private sector information
products and services, would be priced at the *incremental cost of
dissemination* for most users, and be free to 1,400 federal depository
libraries. A broad coalition of academic, library, journalist, citizen
and business groups support the legislation.

The original House bill was HR 2772, the GPO Wide Information Network
for Data Online (GPO WINDO), and the original Senate bill was S. 2813,
the GPO Gateway to Government Act. A compromise bill, HR 5983 (which
has a number of concessions to House republicans) was passed by the
House of Representatives on September 29, 1992.


For additional information, contact the American
Library Association at: 202/547-4440

HR 5983 was scheduled for a Senate vote on friday, but it has since been
held off the Senate calendar by anonymous Senate republicans. The
Senate leadership is trying to find who is holding the bill up, and why.
If the "holds" on the bill aren't resolved in a few days, the bill will
die, deferring action until next year at the earliest.

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James Love voice: 215/658-0880
Taxpayer Assets Project fax: call
12 Church Road internet: love@essential.org
Ardmore, PA 19003