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Rhode Island’s RSSonate

The Rhode Island Secretary of State has launched RSSonate which will use RSS to give individuals and agencies easy access to constantly updated data. See the recent press release.

(For an example, see its Public Information Division’s page on Open Meetings: Upcoming Meetings As Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State. Notice the orange RSS button!)

source: ResearchBuzz

New Tools Ease Online Collaboration

The Boston Globe has an article on some new tools designed to turn the web into online collaboration space. It looks at JotSpot.com. JotSpot’s new web service is designed on a wiki platform to give users space online to collaborate. One cool feature is that all changes are archived so nothing can be lost. Another platform it touches on briefly is Bubbler. Bubbler allows many users to set up a blog-style page.
Source: The Boston Globe

Local Library Event

The Boston Public Library currently has an exhibit called Riot and the Rule of Law: The Boston Massacre, John Adams and the Trial of 1770. Focusing on John Adams’ role in defending British troops, it contains original manuscripts, rare books, maps and political cartoons related to the Boston Massacre and Adams’ defense of British troops who were indicted and tried for murder.