“Fugitive Documents Elude Preservationists” by Aliya Sternstein, Federal Computer Week, May 9, 2005.
In the latest from FCW, fugitive documents, as well as some of the difficulties with web harvesting, are discussed. One of the most interesting things about this article is that this is the first time that I’ve seen in print that GPO plans to deposit e-documents in libraries. We here at FGI believe that libraries will continue to be integral partners in the preservation of govt information (like they have been for 150+ years), and see this as a positive sign that perhaps the GPO is starting to come around to that perspective as well.
Web harvesting is one of three activities that will contribute to what GPO officials say will be the Future Digital System. In addition, GPO officials plan to convert paper-based government information to digital formats and deposit electronic documents in libraries that are part of GPO’s Federal Depository Library Program. (my emphasis. JRJ)
[Thanks for the heads-up, DocWonk!]
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