In addition to our usual monthly report, we at the Lost Docs Blog will from time to time revisit, check, and update posted document receipts that at the time of their corresponding monthly report were still classed as fugitives. The following report focuses on the receipts posted from July-October 2009, the beginning of the Lost Docs Blog project.
Of the 46 reported fugitive documents posted July-October 2009, 19 (41.3%) have been cataloged, 5 of these since July-October 2009; 27 (58.6%) documents remain fugitives, as of July 1, 2011. We are appreciative of those records that have been created.
For more information visit the Lost Docs Blog at http://lostdocs.freegovinfo.info/. To view a list of cataloged titles visit the spreadsheet of documents at
If you like the concept of a public listing of fugitive documents reported to GPO, there are a number of easy ways to help us:
If you report a fugitive document to GPO, send your e-mailed receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome any item reported to GPO in the past month. It is best if you can send us the receipt the same day you get it from GPO. Some e-mail programs will support auto-forwarding. If so, please consider autoforwarding items where the subject contains “lostdocs submission.”
Visit the blog at lostdocs.freegovinfo.info and comment on the listed items. Comments can include — Did your library receive the item? Did you find it in the CGP? Do you think the item is out of scope for the CGP? Did you report the item as well and so on.
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