ERIC Number: ED168505
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Government Publications: Their Role in the National Program for Library and Information Services.
Fry, Bernard M.
This paper briefly reviews the current status of government publications, including the local, state, and Federal levels, with particular attention to crucial problems of availability and accessibility to the public. It examines issues and proposed changes in government policy with respect to government documents, e.g., (1) Is there a need for a national center for government documents? (2) What should be the relationship of the Government Printing Office to the national program? (3) How should state and local documents be made available nationally? (4) What role should private enterprise play in publishing government information and in assuring its accessibility? (5) How can government publications make a full contribution to the mainstream of useful and used information? Implications for change are highlighted and a proposed alternative structure for the Federal Depository Library Program is appended. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: National Program Library Information Services
Note: Prepared for the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science