September 30, 2014

Library of Congress Posts Twitter Updates on Thomas Home Page

The Library of Congress has updated its THOMAS legislative information page to include dynamic updates from the library’s @THOMASdotgov Twitter feed  on the homepage in the right column.

“One of our goals with the Twitter account is to provide timely alerts about legislative developments and, with this change, now we can do that directly from the homepage,” Andrew Weber wrote on the Law Library blog.

Visitors can now also browse legislation by subject terms.  A user can see how many items have been tagged with each subject during a session of Congress. Also added to the Help section is a page on Putting THOMAS on Your Site which allows a developer to put a search box directly on any website.

The last update, according to Weber’s blog post, was to URLs within the Share/Save toolbar.  By clicking on Share/Save, a user can share the permanent link for a bill on Facebook, Twitter, or email it.

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Michael Kelley (mkelley@mediasourceinc.com) is the former Editor-in-Chief, Library Journal.

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