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Update Report on April-May 2010 Lost Docs

Happy Holidays from the Lost Docs Team-

In addition to our usual monthly report, we at the Lost Docs Project Blog will from time to time revisit, check, and update posted document receipts that at the time of their corresponding monthly reports were still classed as fugitives. The following report focuses on the receipts posted April-May, 2010.

Report/Update

Of the 54 fugitive document titles from receipts posted April-May, 2010, 37(69%) of the titles have had records added to the Catalog of Government Publications (CGP), as of this report. 17(31%) remain fugitives.

We are appreciative of those records that have been created and added to the CGP. Found documents can be viewed by looking at the blog posts with April and May, 2010 dates at http://lostdocs.freegovinfo.info/category/found/ and/or view a listing by visiting https://sites.google.com/site/founddocslisting/

Cataloging times

39% of the items cataloged from the April and May 2010 posted receipts were cataloged between 50 and 100 days. A more detailed breakdown is provided below. Note: 38 items are represented below, as one of the receipts was for both the electronic and print versions of an item/title. Both formats have now been cataloged.

less than or equal to 15 days
7(18%)

>15 days but less than or equal to 50 days
2(5%)

>50 days but less than or equal to 100 days
15(39%)

>100 days but less than or equal to 200 days
7(18%)

>400 days but less than or equal to 500 days
7(18%)

If you report a fugitive document to GPO, please send your e-mailed receipt to [email protected] 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 receive it from GPO. Some e-mail programs will support auto-forwarding. If so, please consider autoforwarding items where the subject contains “lostdocs submission.”

November 2011 Lost Docs Report and Appeal

REPORT

For November, we posted 6 reports from librarians to GPO reporting documents that had seemingly fallen through the cracks of the cataloging process. The reports were originally sent to GPO during November 2011.

This month, of the 6 reported documents posted by us, one has been cataloged for the Catalog of Government Publications (CGP), and 5 remain listed as “fugitive documents.” To find out more about these fugitive titles visit the Lost Docs Project Blog at lostdocs.freegovinfo.info and view those posts with November 2011 dates.

The one cataloged title is…

Legislative proposals to determine the future role of FHA, RHS, and GNMA in the single- and multi-family mortgage markets [electronic resource] : hearing before the Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing, and Community Opportunity of the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session, May 25, 2011. Y 4.F 49/20:112-32

http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo14993

Please remember that our listing of “fugitive documents” reports is only as complete as you make it.

APPEAL

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:

  1. If you report a fugitive document to GPO, send your e-mailed receipt to [email protected] 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.”
  2. 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.
  3. Post the blog link to your website or share it on Facebook, Twitter, or other social media.
  4. Subscribe to the blog feed at lostdocs.freegovinfo.info/feed/ or better yet incorporate the feed into your website or blog.

October 2011 Lost Docs Report and Appeal

REPORT

For October, we received and posted 7 reports from librarians to GPO reporting documents that had seemingly fallen through the cracks of the cataloging process. The reports were originally sent to GPO during October 2011.

This month, of the 7 reported documents posted by us, one has been cataloged for the Catalog of Government Publications (CGP), and 5 remain listed as “fugitive documents.” One was a “false positive”. To find out more about these fugitive titles visit the Lost Docs Project Blog at lostdocs.freegovinfo.info and view those posts with October 2011 dates.

Please remember that our listing of “fugitive documents” reports is only as complete as you make it.

APPEAL

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:

  1. If you report a fugitive document to GPO, send your e-mailed receipt to [email protected] 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.”
  2. 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.
  3. Post the blog link to your website or share it on Facebook, Twitter, or other social media.
  4. Subscribe to the blog feed at lostdocs.freegovinfo.info/feed/ or better yet incorporate the feed into your website or blog.

Update Report on February and March 2010 Lost Docs

In addition to our usual monthly report, we at the Lost Docs Project Blog will from time to time revisit, check, and update posted document receipts that at the time of their corresponding monthly reports were still classed as fugitives. The following report focuses on the receipts posted February-March, 2010. They were reported to GPO between January and March, 2010, the majority between February and March.

Report/Update

Of the 34 fugitive document titles from receipts posted February-March 2010, 12 (35%) of the titles have had records added to the Catalog of Government Publications (CGP), 9 of these have been added since the February and March, 2010 monthly reports. Of the 34 titles, 22 (65%) remain fugitives. Two of the cataloged titles we identified as “Preservation Needed” as they have not been assigned a PURL.

While the low percentage of those cataloged is disappointing, we are appreciative of those records that have been created and added to the CGP. Found documents can be viewed by looking at the blog posts with February and March, 2010 dates at http://lostdocs.freegovinfo.info/category/found/ and/or view a listing by visiting https://sites.google.com/site/founddocslisting/

For this report we are also providing a breakdown of cataloging times. 42% of the items cataloged from the February and March, 2010 posted receipts were cataloged between 100 and 200 days. A more detailed breakdown is provided below.

less than or equal to 15 days
2(17%)

>15 days but less than or equal to 50 days
2(17%)

>50 days but less than or equal to 100 days
2(17%)

>100 days but less than or equal to 200 days
5(42%)

>200 days but less than or equal to 300 days
1(8%)

If you report a fugitive document to GPO, please send your e-mailed receipt to [email protected] 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.”

September 2011 Lost Docs Report and Appeal

REPORT

For September, we received and posted 4 reports to GPO from librarians reporting documents that had seemingly fallen through the cracks of the cataloging process. The reports were originally sent to GPO during September 2011.

This month, of the 4 reported documents posted by us, none have been cataloged for the Catalog of Government Publications (CGP), and these 4 items remain listed as “fugitive documents.” To find out more about these fugitive titles visit the Lost Docs Project Blog at lostdocs.freegovinfo.info and view those posts with September 2011 dates.

Please remember that our listing of “fugitive documents” reports is only as complete as you make it.

APPEAL

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:

  1. If you report a fugitive document to GPO, send your e-mailed receipt to [email protected] 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.”
  2. 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.
  3. Post the blog link to your website or share it on Facebook, Twitter, or other social media.
  4. Subscribe to the blog feed at lostdocs.freegovinfo.info/feed/ or better yet incorporate the feed into your website or blog.

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