UPDATE 1/16/2008 – An alert reader who attended Ric Davis’ speech wrote me to say that the speech was his prepared text and that there was more information about shared regionals than his speech text indicated.
If anyone else has observations, please make a comment. We welcome feedback and discussion.
In a refreshing change from the mid 2000s, the Government Printing Office has already posted a speech given by Acting Superintendent of Documents Ric Davis at the 2008 Midwinter meeting of the American Library Association.
The speech can be found at http://www.fdlp.gov/file-repository/gpo-attended-events/lscm-director-speech-ala-midwinter/view.html and covers a variety of topics including GPO’s Budget, the new FDLP desktop, web harvesting plans, current FDSys status and new marketing plans that sound like they will be developed in conjunction with depository libraries, at least in part. The whole 13 page, double-spaced speech is worth reading and I hope that at least some of you will have comments on it.
FGI tips its hat to Ric Davis for posting his ALA MW speech only a few days after it was given. It beats the months we’ve sometimes had to wait in the past.
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