Description : The Government Printing Office (GPO) is the principal agent for federal printing. Until recently, the dissemination and sales programs dealt mostly in paper, microfiche, or CD-ROM formats. However, advances in electronic publishing technologies and the availability of government publications on the World Wide Web are affecting paper-based dissemination and sales, and are raising questions about the direction and future of the Federal Depository Library Program. This report: (1) studies the impact of providing documents to the public solely in electronic format, and (2) assesses the feasibility of transferring the depository library program to the Library of Congress. Charts and tables.
Description : Government Publications: Key Papers is a compilation of papers that covers various topics related to government publications. The book presents materials drawn from a variety of sources, such as public domains, book chapters, and periodicals from different countries. The text contains 61 chapters organized into 15 parts; each part covers a specific area, such as sorting and labeling of publications, library systems, reference services, and municipal and state publications. The book dedicates several parts to British, Canadian, and Australian publications. This book will be of great value to individuals who have an interest in government information.
Description : Produced by the increasing interest in Japanese government publications, this book, which is a pioneer in its field, answers a number of questions now being asked by students and researchers
Description : The period from 1789 to 1849 is one of the most eventful in U.S. history. It includes the first Congress, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, and the territorial expansion of the United States. This bibliography provides references to New England and New Englanders in U.S. government publications issued during that period. It traces the origin of many of the social, fiscal, and foreign policies that were instrumental in the development of the country and whose consequences still affect us today. Included are nearly 4,000 annotated entries arranged chronologically by Congress and Session within each state. Within each Session, the citations are arranged alphabetically by the congressional speakers, followed by the U.S. House and U.S. Senate reports and documents, which are arranged alphabetically by title. Thus the reader may scan the entries in a particular section to get an overview of the chief issues in a state during the period, or the reader may consult the extensive indexes to locate works by particular authors or on specific topics.
Description : US Federal Official Publications: The International Dimension is a bibliographic account of U.S. publications. The title aims to present ways for foreigners to procure federal publications that is relevant to them. The text first covers with the acquisition of materials from Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications. Next, the selection presents items not listed in the Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications, particularly government contract reports. The book will be of great use to economists, political scientists, and individuals who have an interest in U.S. government publications.