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Page history last edited by Starr Hoffman 9 years, 11 months ago

07.08.2010, after conversation with practicum student interested in govdocs librarianship, who has already taken the govdocs course from Melody Kelly... (knows about FDLP, SuDoc, GPO)


  • FDLP meetings, social networking "community" website, FDLP-L, resources for new docs librarians & community education
  • DLC: its meetings, purpose, what it is, what it does, potential for agency participation, political nature, etc.
  • about variety of collections: subjects, formats, agencies
    • Favorite Titles, Quirky Titles, Smithsonian art catalogs, country studies, Foreign Relations Cuban Missile Crisis, WWII series volume on Manhattan project,  EPA kit on sun safety, National Parks handout on Women's Rights, NP book on Virgin Islands (others), How Our Laws Are Made, serial set volumes like Our Capitol, National Botanical Gardens, CRS Reports, Statistical Abstract (list of most useful/popular titles)
  • helpful govdoc book titles (from our Ready Reference section)
  • variety of online gov resources: Census, Dept. Education, etc., data.gov
  • GIS...?
  • electronic issues: preservation/migration, harvesting/archiving websites & individual publications, disappearing information (CC),
  • the Serial Set; value of govdoc collections & how to market it to a library administrator
  • FDLP & how GPO & Title 44 protect the program & thus information for the American public... trying to drop depository status, N&O/discard process, electronic-only publications, FDsys & agency-harvest of publications,
  • Regionals vs Selectives
  • processes: item selection process, receiving, processing, cataloging, preservation, digitization, reference...
  • areas we get reference questions from--collections, GIO, desk, finding aid online (SSI), OCLC records for "rare" docs (WW technical manuals),
  • purchased resources: LN Congressional, LN Academic/Statistical, etc., CQ Press resources, Texas Almanac
  • organizations, groups, list-servs, how to join & get involved
  • major journals, news sources, blogs


reprioritizing NO over AZ? (need Deans Council approval to edit AZ plan to expect smaller numbers)



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