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Monday April 18th – Future Tangible Distribution to Depository Libraries

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The following notes were contributed by Sharon M. Partridge of the Jefferson County Public Library in Lakewood CO.

All interpretations of documents and comments made are my own and do not reflect on my institution. These were typed on the day noted and subsequent days may have changed things. All mistakes are mine and feel free to post corrections.

Future Tangible Distribution to Depository Libraries
There will be extensive reports from GPO about the discussions but I’m reporting the things I think most relevant to other public libraries.

The morning was devoted to the discussion of the revised SOD 71, Dissemination/Distribution Policy for the Federal Depository Library Program.

The transition to an electronic depository is nearly complete but the questions of fugitive documents, untested harvesters, gray literature, needed hardware, and authentification are still unanswered. There were issues about the organization of data.

Council asked to have fugitive documents and infrastructure added to the document.

The harvesters will include video and audio data. We are not required to take any of the Essential Titles.


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