Public Access To Government Information

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This volume is issue-oriented. By showing that issues relating to topics such as access to government information resources, collection development, and administration are not unique to documents librarianship, it places selected topics in a wider context. The book's objectives are to identify and discuss critically important issues related to increasing access to government information resources, to offer solutions and recommendations by which government information resources and services can be made more ...

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Overview

This volume is issue-oriented. By showing that issues relating to topics such as access to government information resources, collection development, and administration are not unique to documents librarianship, it places selected topics in a wider context. The book's objectives are to identify and discuss critically important issues related to increasing access to government information resources, to offer solutions and recommendations by which government information resources and services can be made more effective, to encourage more assessments that examine issues across levels of government, to emphasize the importance and need for a research base related to government information resources and services, and to encourage a critical assessment of current practices and traditional assumptions.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables

List of Figures

Acknowledgments

Preface

Public Access to Government Publications/Information Held in Depository Collections

Federal Information Policies

Impact of Federal Information Policies on Public Access to Government Information

Government Publications as a Significant Information Resource

Bibliographic Control of U.S. Government Publications

Developing Collections of U.S. Government Publications

Exploiting Technology for Government Information Collections

Improved Reference and Referral Services Through Increased Marketing and Awareness of Government Information Resources

Microforms and Access to Government Publications

Technical Report Literature (By Gary R. Purcell)

Administrative Considerations for Increased Access to Government Publications/Information. Integrating Government Information Resources into Library Services

Physical Facilities and Space Management

Processing Depository Publications

Planning and Evaluation of Government Information Services

Cooperation and Resource Sharing

Restructuring the GPO's Depository Library Program

Exploiting State and Local Information Resources

Access to Information from International Governmental Organizations (By Peter I. Hajnal)

Education of the Government Information Professional. Mainstreaming Government Publications/Information

Bibliography

Author Index

Subject Index

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