Open Forum on the Provision of Electronic Federal Information to Depository Libraries
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Open Forum on the Provision of Electronic Federal Information to Depository Libraries report of the staff of the Joint Committee on Printing to the chairman of the Joint Committee on Printing : open forum held on June 26, 1985, Washington, DC. by Open Forum on the Provision of Electronic Federal Information to Depository Libraries (1985 Washington, D.C.)

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., 1985. in Washington .
Written in English



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  • Depository libraries -- United States -- Automation -- Congresses.,
  • Government publications -- United States -- Data processing -- Congresses.,
  • Libraries and electronic publishing -- United States -- Congresses.,
  • Government information -- United States -- Data processing -- Congresses.

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Other titlesProvision of Electronic Federal Information to Depository Libraries, open forum held on June 26, 1985, Washington, DC.
SeriesS. prt. ;, 99-84
ContributionsUnited States. Congress. Joint Committee on Printing.
LC ClassificationsZ675.D4 O63 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 170 p. :
Number of Pages170
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2343548M
LC Control Number86600863

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  DISCUSSION FORUM The Electronic Federal Depository Library Program Peter Hernon* The Government Printing Office (GPO) is exploring "measures for a successful transition to a more electronic Federal depository library program" as the program more fully joins the electronic government movement and achieves a congressional vision of more effective and efficient information provision Cited by: 5. ISBN: X: OCLC Number: Description: xii, pages: illustrations ; 23 cm: Contents: Federal government information policy and the electronic federal depository library / William Sudduth --The impact of technology on managing access to electronic government information in libraries / Amy West --Digital preservation of electronic government information . The Federal Depository Library Program (44 U.S.C. § 19), administered by the U.S. Government Publishing Office, was established by Congress in to ensure that the American public has access to Government information in depository libraries throughout the U.S. and its territories. Members of Congress may designate up to two qualified libraries. Federal depository libraries must offer free, public access to their Federal collections, even if the depository library is part of a private academic institution. In addition, information specialists are available at these libraries to assist the American public to locate Federal information.

  Internet access and use. Public access to the Internet is provided for searching Federal depository and other government information resources. Internet access is provided throughout the Library at computers in the Reference Online Center (ROC Lab), STEP Lab, stand-alone workstations and via wireless access to the wireless network may be requested. The Federal Register collection on govinfo is your source. Published daily since March , it is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents. The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) Publications Collection provides a digitized record of the official documents published by the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO), GPO’s Superintendent of Documents, and other Federal agency publishers related to the FDLP. Improve Public Access to Government Information? December 2, Bernadine E. Abbott Hoduski and Michele McKnelly We believe that the proposal by the Government Printing Office (GPO) to Revise Chapter 19 of Title 44 of the United States Code to allow the establishment of "Shared Regional Depository Libraries” will do more.

• “Tangible electronic Government information products distributed to Federal depository libraries.”14 The key decision outlined in this document was to preserve the basic structure of the FDLP even in the electronic environment. The FDLP Electronic Collection “requires standard library collection management policies and. provided by SuDocs to depository libraries remains with the United States government Observers note that distributing publications to depository libraries has the effects of long-term preservation of federal government information in widely dispersed settings, and free, local access to that information. The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) is a government program created to make U.S. federal government publications available to the public at no cost. As of March , there are 1, depository libraries in the United States and its territories.A "government publication" is defined in the U.S. Code as "informational matter which is published as an individual document at Government. Publicly supported libraries exist within the context of a body of law derived from the U.S. Constitution, defined by federal, state, local, and tribal law, and implemented by regulations, policies, and procedures established by their governing bodies and administrations. These regulations, policies, and procedures establish the mission of the library; define its functions, services, and.