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FGI Podcast: Building a Collaborative FDLP

(This post originally appeared on Free Government Information.) Today’s lunchtime listen is FGI’s first podcast(!), a conversation recorded on July 25, 2016, with James A. Jacobs, James R. Jacobs, and Shari Laster discussing “Building a Collaborative FDLP.” If you missed that post, here’s an excerpt: FDLP libraries can work together to prov... Read more

Rare & Endangered Government Publications committee (REGP) panel discussion at ALA Annual

(This post originally appeared on Free Government Information.) At the 2016 ALA Annual Conference, held in Orlando in late June, GODORT’s Rare & Endangered Government Publications committee hosted a panel discussion about GPO’s National Plan for Access to U.S. Government Information. The discussion responded to four questions: How can d... Read more

GPO’s National Plan for Access to U.S. Government Information: an overview

(This post originally appeared on Free Government Information.) Last month, the Government Publishing Office (GPO) released the National Plan for Access to U.S. Government Information: A Framework for a User-centric Service Approach to Permanent Public Access. The National Plan is the culmination of four years of study and planning activities c... Read more

Information sharing and the National Plan

(This post originally appeared on Free Government Information.) (Background here: http://freegovinfo.info/node/10285) At the 2015 Depository Library Council meeting on October 20th, Mary Alice Baish, Superintendent of Documents, informed the depository library community that in July, GPO had formally requested permission from the Joint Committ... Read more

One year later…what’s happening with Regionals and discards?

(This post originally appeared on Free Government Information.) In April 2014, GPO presented a draft policy (also known as an “SOD” or “Superintendent of Documents Public Policy Statement”) that would create a mechanism for Regional depository libraries to request permission to substitute specified tangible holdings for authenticated electronic... Read more