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Paper edition of The Public Papers of the Presidents endangered

According to an “Action Alert” (NARA NEEDS YOUR HELP, 30 Jun 2006) from the National Coalition For History, cuts in the budget of the National Archives will cause a lot of cutbacks including:

IF YOU EVER HAVE MADE USE OF A COMPILATION OF THE PUBLIC PAPERS OF A PRESIDENT — BEGINNING NEXT YEAR THE VOLUMES WON’T BE PRODUCED ANY LONGER — for years NARA has compiled the collected public papers of the president (speeches, transcripts of press events etc.) into hardback volumes. No more.

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    • Thanks for providing this link. I’d have to say it speaks volumes about publishing output.

      “And besides all that, what we need is a decentralized, distributed system of depositing electronic files to local libraries willing to host them.” — Daniel Cornwall, tipping his hat to Cato the Elder for the original quote.

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