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A Depository Library Council document with best practices for storing and retrieving depository materials in on-site and off-site storage. This document addresses issues related to depository collection moves to on-site and off-site storage, including what to do before, during, and after the move itself or when there is little time; bibliographic control issues; collaboration involving one or more depository or other libraries and/or other facilitites; and alternative sources of U.S. Government information that may be helpful for patron access during a collection move or as finding aids to help identify publications in storage.
The purpose of this user manual is to provide
an introduction to GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) and guidance on how to access Federal Government publications through FDsys.
After reading this user manual, you will be able to understand what FDsys is and how it works, access the publications and information you’re looking for with FDsys, and conduct various types of searches and narrow your results.
Article on how to prepare of your PAA. Webcast is also available for viewing here: http://tinyurl.com/o3pct3a This webcast provides an overview of PAAs. It discusses what a PAA is, how GPO conducts them and why, how to prepare for a PAA at your library, and the benefits of PAAs.
A depository library may selectively house a portion of its depository publications or materials at other libraries or institutions, including other depository libraries and storage facilities.
Institutions must submit a written Selective Housing Agreement to GPO when depository materials are placed in institution(s) outside the depository director's authority. Since the depository material is Federal property and subject to FDLP regulations, the depository library must work with the housing partner or storage facility to create a SHA to ensure continued public access to the materials.
The tools on this wiki are of use to personnel who process and catalog materials distributed through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) which is administered by the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). Many are available at no charge via the Internet. GPO staff members catalog and index United States federal government publications, creating or adapting most of the USMARC records used by FDLP library participants. This Toolbox brings together tools and guides for both new and experienced library staff who process and catalog depository materials.
Download the kit, and use the offerings as desktop background images, screensavers, in presentations, on websites, on monitors and multimedia displays, and for social media. Many of these can even be used for print materials as well.
At its first meeting in December 1995, the Government Information Locator Service (GILS) Board approved a recommendation by John Carlin, Archivist of the United States, for an evaluation study of GILS. Between September 1996 and March 1997, the investigators conducted extensive data collection and analysis to assess the current status, use, and user satisfaction with the U.S. Federal implementation of GILS. This document is a report of the evaluation study, including findings from the study and recommendations for improving the U.S. Federal GILS initiative. Final Report submitted June 30, 1997
This guide provides an overview of exemplary content created by government information librarians. It is intended to highlight content created by government information librarians outside of Government libraries or agencies, so resources from Government are not included in this list.
This clearinghouse was established to assist federal depository library staff in creating intriguing and eye-catching displays for promoting government documents collections. A number of displays submitted to us from around the U.S. have been incorporated into this site. This enables others to view displays on numerous topics, as well as the sources used to create them.
You can find an alphabetical Subject List of displays which were featured at various libraries. Simply click on the desired topic to view the photos and source list from the respective library.
Access to government information librarian created content in one place to assist with the successful management of government information. Continuing Education Resources, Library Operations Guides and Tutorials, Product Guides and Tutorials, and Subject Guides
Lib2Gov.org is an engagement platform for library and government agency collaboration around digital/e-government services that has been designed with four goals:
To provide resources that help librarians think about how best to engage in e-government services in their libraries.
To provide communication tools to build and deepen relationships between librarians and government agencies.
To provide communication tools to facilitate the building of a community of practice among and between librarians to share best practice e-government engagement programs and services that meet community needs.
To identify selected and key government agency information, resources and services to assist librarians in meeting patron e-government needs.
The LOCKSS Program, based at Stanford University Libraries, provides libraries and publishers with award-winning, low-cost, open source digital preservation tools to preserve and provide access to persistent and authoritative digital content.
Requests for training should be focused on a specific aspect of U.S. Government information, Federal Depository Library Program issues, or depository library operations and management. We will try and accommodate all requests. In-person FDsys training sessions are available by request for any library or Federal agency located in or near the Washington, DC area. GPO produced educational webinars are available for standard FDsys curriculum or as a class of your own customization. Other webinars are also offered on a regular basis and announced through FDLP email alerts.
All depository libraries are legally required to complete this survey in order to fulfil their legal obligation to "report to the Superintendent of Documents at least every two years concerning their condition" (44 USC § 1909).
Data is compiled through the previous day for the current month. Historical data is available for a maximum of 12 months. Historical and monthly cumulative reports are available in the file repository of the FDLP Desktop.
This tutorial is designed to teach staff or student workers the SuDocs classification or call number system. The first section, SuDocs Basics, gives a brief overview of the system and focuses on the three most important things to remember. The second section is an interactive quiz with multiple choice and true/false questions, where even wrong answers teach a lesson. In the third section, you can arrange call numbers in shelving order in four different call number sequences.