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Posted Online: Letter from 31 Regional Federal Depository Coordinators to GPO & Other Letters

The letter, made available by ARL, is dated October 19, 2011 and begins:

We write as coordinators of regional depository libraries to express our deep concern over GPO’s recent responses to two initiatives within the FDLP system. Given these responses, and the rejection of the 2011 Ithaka S+R report (Modeling a Sustainable Future of the Federal Depository Library Program in the 21st Century), we do not believe that GPO recognizes the gravity of the current situation in many regional federal depository libraries, and does not appear to be making efforts to understand this situation or to creatively partner with regional libraries or groups of depository libraries to help ameliorate the situation.

Read the Complete Letter (4 pages; PDF)

Here are two more letters re: FDLP made available by ARL today.

1. Greater Western Library Alliance Strongly Supports ARL’s Position On Recent USGPO Decisions

2. Association of Southeastern Research Libraries Strongly Supports ARL’s Position on Recent GPO Decisions
1 page; PDF.

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