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Public Policy Topics Web Archive

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Collection Overview

Citing Resources - Copyright Information

Scope: This collection is a selection of approximately 500 websites containing different viewpoints on a variety of American public policy topics. The sites in the collection were produced by domestic and some foreign political groups, community and religious organizations, advocacy groups, foreign and domestic news sources, independent websites and some government agency websites.

The Public Policy Topics Web Archive is an ongoing collecting effort. This presentation includes sites that were harvested as early as January 2009 continuing through early 2011. Periodically this public presentation will be updated to increase the coverage. Sites included on some transient policy questions, such as the response to the H1N1 outbreak and Recovery Act spending, may have varying periods of coverage rather than continuing to the present.

This collection was originally named Presidential Transition During a Time of Crises but was changed on July 28, 2009 to Public Policy Topics after a review of the scope of the collection.

This collection is part of a continuing effort by the Library of Congress to evaluate, select, collect, catalog, provide access to, and preserve digital materials for future generations of researchers.

Collection Period: January 2009 -- ongoing. Sites available through this presentation are through early 2011.

Number of Sites: Approximately 500 web sites were collected and are presented here.

Citing Resources in the Web Archive

Citations should indicate: Archived in the Library of Congress Web Archives at When citing a particular Web site include the archived Web site's Citation ID (e.g., Researchers are advised to follow standard citation guidelines for Web sites, pages, and articles. Researchers are reminded that many of the materials in this Web archive are copyrighted and that citations must credit the authors/creators and publishers of the works.

Copyright Information

Many, if not all, of the Web sites in the collection and elements incorporated into the Web sites (e.g., photographs, articles, graphical representations) are protected by copyright. The materials may also be subject to publicity rights, privacy rights, or other legal interests.

Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with the person desiring to use the item. You will need permission from the copyright owners or rights holders for reproduction, distribution, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions. Researchers should consult the sites themselves for information about rights, contacts, and permissions. The catalog record for each archived Web site contains the specific information about the site known to the Library. See Library of Congress Legal Notices page for additional information and restrictions.

The Library of Congress would like to hear from any copyright owners who are not properly identified on this Web site so that we may make the necessary corrections. In addition, if you are a copyright owner or otherwise have exclusive control over materials presently available through this collection and do not wish your materials to be available through this Web site, please let us know. To provide correct information or make a takedown request, contact Please identify the specific Web site, date and time information, and materials you claim rights to, and the nature of your rights (e.g.,, September 14, 2001, 1:45 p.m., page 1, photograph of twin towers, creator John Doe, photograph registered for copyright).

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