More Government Docs to Go on Web

Carl Malamud and his Public.Resource.Org — who I wrote about last month for his project to publish 1.8 million pages of federal case law on the Web — has struck again. This time, as The New York Times reports today, Malamud is teaming up with The Internet Archive to publish millions of pages of historical U.S. government documents held in hard copy by the Boston Public Library. First up to be digitized: the hearings of the House Committee on Un-American Activities from the 1950s. All of this is part of Malamud’s overarching plan to digitize all U.S. government documents, telling the NYT the documents are “society’s operating system.”