Note to FullTextReports followers — Grab It When You See It!

April 17, 2013 by
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Our friends Gary Price and Shirl Kennedy over at Full Text Reports have a handy reminder today:

…some of the papers and reports posted on are freely available online for just a limited time before they disappear behind a paywall (or go away entirely). If you see something you suspect might be useful to you (or a colleague) in the future, download it the day you see it because it may not be accessible later without a subscription (or it may have been moved or taken offline).

Note to FullTextReports followers — Grab It When You See It!, Full Text Reports (April 17, 2013).

Just another reason to remember that libraries should be collecting, not pointing. (See: When we depend on pointing instead of collecting.)

(By the way, in case you hadn’t noticed: the left hand navigation pane here at FGI has a feed of the latest reports listed at Full Text Reports!)


3 Comments on Note to FullTextReports followers — Grab It When You See It!

  1. James R. Jacobs on Wed, 17th Apr 2013 10:42 pm
  2. Is anyone actually downloading documents/reports of interest for their libraries? Here at Stanford we’re collecting Everyday Electronic Materials (EEMs) and have been for two years. We’ve collected, cataloged, stored and given access through our catalog to over 400 reports, mostly of the fugitive document type and mostly tracking the agencies that turn up as egregious fugitive document creators on the lostdocs blog — agencies like Bureau of Land Management CA, WA and OR field offices, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) (including Minerals Management Service), and NOAA. I report the fugitive documents to GPO, then download the docs and put them through our EEMs workflow to get them cataloged and stored in the Stanford Digital Repository. More on EEMs can be found in my colleague Katherine Kott’s EEMs report at the Fall 2010 CNI meeting. I’d love to know if anyone else is doing this. I could use the help 😉

  3. Bruce Sarjeant on Sun, 21st Apr 2013 1:46 pm
  4. Yes. Documents of local or regional interest from federal, state, and local agencies/entities. They are currently only in my possession, though–haven’t been made available for public consumption yet.

  5. James R. Jacobs on Tue, 23rd Apr 2013 2:53 pm
  6. That’s good news Bruce. I’m sure there are others out there. FYI, a good public place to park them is the Internet Archive — I’ve uploaded a small number over the years. They’ve got a US Govt Documents collection. Once you upload, you can catalog them or add the url to an already-created bib record. To deposit items in a specific collection, you’ll need to a) create an acct on the Internet Archive; and 2) contact the archive and ask to set your acct to have permission to deposit in that specific collection. Tell them James sent you 😉

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