Department/School

Libraries

Date of this version

7-2003

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Government information -- Digitization -- United States, Depository libraries -- United States, government information, internet

Abstract

Government information traditionally published in printed form is increasingly appearing on federal agency websites. This transition generally results in better access to information. However, these changes raise a variety of bibliographic control and access problems for the Federal Depository Library Program. This article provides an overview of these issues, examines responses to date, and provides the perspective of a government manager on some of the access issues, arguing that rather than fighting the changes librarians need to help the system evolve by embracing proactive solutions.

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portal: Libraries and the Academy

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