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Title: POV: Library and User. Questions. Conclusion. History ..


1
Access to Government Documents in the Digital Age
  • Should we be worried?

2
Summary
  • History
  • The Digital Age
  • GPO Strategic Vision
  • POV Library and User
  • Questions
  • Conclusion

3
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4
History
  • 1813 First Depository Library Program
    Established
  • 1860 GPO Established
  • 1895 Free access to the public
  • 1994 GPO Access website established

5
The Internet
  • http//salle106.ifrance.com/accronet/

6
New Paradigm
  • 66 of homes in the U.S. have internet access
  • 99 of public libraries offer internet service
  • 65 of Americans spend more time with their home
    computer than with their spouse.
  • 50 of Gov Docs published only in digital format

7
  • A Strategic Vision for the
  • 21st Century
  • December 1, 2004
  • www.gpo.gov/congressional/pdfs/04strategicplan.pdf
  • Google Strategic Vision GPO

8
Strategic Vision
7 Goals
  • Develop a Flexible Digital Information Content
    System
  • Develop a Flexible Digital Information Content
    System
  • Prepare and Equip the GPO
  • Prepare and Equip the GPO
  • Develop a new model for the FDLP
  • Develop a new model for the FDLP
  • Serve the Publics Needs
  • Increase the percentage of Federal Documents
    procured by the GPO
  • Develop a new approach to managing the GPO
  • Provide the financial resources required to
    accomplish the Strategic Vision

9
Future Digital System
10
Digital Content System
  • Future Digital Content System
  • Authentic and Official Digital Documents
  • Searching, downloading, and printing
  • Include multimedia formats
  • Permanent Availability
  • Legacy Publications Project
  • Donations from Libraries
  • Web Publication Harvesting
  • Fugitive Documents

11
Government Printing Office
  • Training GPO employees in digital publication
  • Changing Infastructure
  • Less traditional printing done by the GPO itself
  • Federal Agencies Departments will be able to
    provide content directly to the system

12
Federal Depository Library Program
  • Quote
  • Option to receive print materials when available
  • Fewer Federal Depository Library Collections
  • Standards will be set by FDLP

13
Pros Cons
  • Pros
  • Efficiency
  • Timeliness
  • GPO Guidance and Supervision
  • Cons
  • Cost shifts to libraries
  • Government control of content

14
From the Library POV
  • Pro
  • FDLP participation no longer necessary
  • More Control over library
  • More library space
  • Con
  • Sometimes Print Better
  • Cost Shifted
  • Preservation and Ownership Issues

15
From the User POV
  • Pros
  • Access from almost anywhere
  • More information available
  • Cons
  • No guidance
  • May not have access period
  • Fewer Options

16
Questions
  • What Does this mean with regard to private
    vendors?
  • What responsibilities do libraries have to
    provide access?
  • What role will we as librarians play in
    monitoring this new paradigm?
  • What does this mean for law libraries in
    general?

17
  • Should we be worried...?

18
  • Strategic Vision for the 21st Century
  • www.gpo.gov/congressional/pdfs/04strategicplan.pdf
  • Google Strategic Vision GPO
  • Future Digital Content System
  • www.gpo.gov/projects/fdsys.htm
  • Legacy
  • www.gpoaccess.gov/legacy/registry
  • acobb_at_stcl.edu
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