Managing Electronic Government Information In Libraries

Managing Electronic Government Information In Libraries

by Andrea M. Morrison
     
 

ISBN-10: 083890954X

ISBN-13: 9780838909546

Pub. Date: 01/30/2009

Publisher: ALA Editions

Managing and providing access to the ever-expanding array of electronic government information presents a significant challenge for librarians, even those who are government documents specialists.

In two parts, this expert guide from ALA's Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) describes indispensable resources librarians can use to connect patrons to specific

Overview

Managing and providing access to the ever-expanding array of electronic government information presents a significant challenge for librarians, even those who are government documents specialists.

In two parts, this expert guide from ALA's Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) describes indispensable resources librarians can use to connect patrons to specific information via government sites and electronic documents. In part 1, the contributing authors discuss historical contexts and contemporary issues of electronic government collections. In part 2, they give practical guidance for implementing and improving services.

With in-depth description and examples of cataloging electronic government documents plus suggested outreach methods for sharing resources internally and externally, libraries of all types will find this comprehensive book a bridge to serving more patrons through electronic government collections. Offering sound advice for anyone who is or should be working with government documents, this book is especially useful for reference, map, digital, and technical services librarians.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780838909546
Publisher:
ALA Editions
Publication date:
01/30/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     v
Acknowledgments     ix
List of Abbreviations     xi
Issues
Federal Government Information Policy and the Electronic Federal Depository Library   William Sudduth     3
The Impact of Technology on Managing Access to Electronic Government Information in Libraries   Amy West     14
Digital Preservation of Electronic Government Information   Grace-Ellen McCrann     21
Electronic Government Spatial Information: Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities   Linda Zellmer     34
Providing Access to Electronic Government Information to Diverse Populations   Marianne Mason     44
Reaching Out to Youth with Electronic Government Information   Karen Russ   Sarah Ziegenbein     60
Practices
Collection Development: Handling Electronic Government Information through the Federal Depository Library Program and Beyond   Hui Hua Chua     71
U.S. Government Printing Office Practices for Cataloging Electronic Resources   John A. Stevenson     86
Bibliographic Control and Processing of Electronic Government Information in Libraries   Elaine Winske     113
Integrating Online Government Documents into Library Reference Services   Grace-Ellen McCrann     136
GovernmentInformation Instruction in the Information Literacy Environment   Barbara Miller   Barbara J. Mann     152
Digital Preservation of Electronic Government Information: Projects and Practical Advice   M. Elizabeth Cowell     164
Managing Local Electronic Government Information in Libraries   Mary Martin     174
State Government Information   Lori L. Smith     184
Managing Electronic International Government Information: Issues and Practices   Catherine Morse     195
Foreign Countries' Electronic Government Information   Jian Anna Xiong   Jing Liu     209
Index     227

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