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Update Report on February and March 2010 Lost Docs

In addition to our usual monthly report, we at the Lost Docs Project Blog will from time to time revisit, check, and update posted document receipts that at the time of their corresponding monthly reports were still classed as fugitives. The following report focuses on the receipts posted February-March, 2010. They were reported to GPO between January and March, 2010, the majority between February and March.

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Of the 34 fugitive document titles from receipts posted February-March 2010, 12 (35%) of the titles have had records added to the Catalog of Government Publications (CGP), 9 of these have been added since the February and March, 2010 monthly reports. Of the 34 titles, 22 (65%) remain fugitives. Two of the cataloged titles we identified as “Preservation Needed” as they have not been assigned a PURL.

While the low percentage of those cataloged is disappointing, we are appreciative of those records that have been created and added to the CGP. Found documents can be viewed by looking at the blog posts with February and March, 2010 dates at http://lostdocs.freegovinfo.info/category/found/ and/or view a listing by visiting https://sites.google.com/site/founddocslisting/

For this report we are also providing a breakdown of cataloging times. 42% of the items cataloged from the February and March, 2010 posted receipts were cataloged between 100 and 200 days. A more detailed breakdown is provided below.

less than or equal to 15 days
2(17%)

>15 days but less than or equal to 50 days
2(17%)

>50 days but less than or equal to 100 days
2(17%)

>100 days but less than or equal to 200 days
5(42%)

>200 days but less than or equal to 300 days
1(8%)

If you report a fugitive document to GPO, please send your e-mailed receipt to [email protected] We welcome any item reported to GPO in the past month. It is best if you can send us the receipt the same day you get it from GPO. Some e-mail programs will support auto-forwarding. If so, please consider autoforwarding items where the subject contains “lostdocs submission.”

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