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Kentucky Shows How to Publish and Deposit Government Documents

The State of Kentucky has developed a best-practices manual for publishing — and depositing — government documents digitally.

The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) has been the official repository for Kentucky state agency publications since 1958

…Kentucky state agencies are required to send their publications to KDLA. The Public Records Division (PRD) and State Library Services (SLS) at KDLA work together not only to provide access to the valuable information contained in state agency publications, but also to preserve the publications for future generations.

The handbook says that “Electronic publications should be forwarded in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF).” We would love to see all U.S. government publications in PDF format deposited in FDLP libraries. It would be a great first step toward digital deposit of all government information.

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