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Welcome to Free Government Information (FGI)

Thanks to P.S. Mueller!

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  1. I found the article to be extremely clearly articulated and VERY interesting. I have felt for some time to be in agreement with the folks that have been asking for deposit of electronic docs with FDLP libraries, but have not ever seen the arguments in favor of this approach so well presented. I wish I could go to the meeting in Albuquerque and hear the discussions that the article is sure to provoke. I hope that those who do attend will see that the substance of these discussions is made available on govdoc-l.

    I am from a small library but we are certainly willing to do our part in a brave new FDLP if GPO would but give us the chance. And if it should turn out that only larger libraries would be able to participate directly in such a system, I still think that we small fry can contribute positively to public access by cooperating with our larger cousins in outreach, links, finding aids, etc. We feel just as strongly about the issues of decentralization, privacy rights, authenticity concerns, etc. as do the large research libraries.

    Good luck in pressing these arguments with GPO at the Council Meeting. I will be with you there in spirit!


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