ERIC Number: ED072790
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
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Report of the Interim Public Documents Study Commission to the 48th Session of the South Dakota Legislative Assembly.
The definition of public documents includes non-print as well as print materials. More and more, non-print methods of communication (for example: films; filmstrips, slides) are being used as effective disseminators of information in and about state government. Such information, as with traditional print material, is of importance to the citizens of the state and thus must be accessible to the public. The Commission, however, recognizes that these public documents cannot be distributed in the same manner as conventional printed materials. Costs of duplication, reproduction, and storage present problems which require special consideration. Suggestions for deposit and disposition of these non-print documents have been included in the Proposals for Action (Chapter 4) recommendation No. 5 which outlines the clearinghouse/depository system. The problem of publication and distribution of the documents of local governments is not dealt with in this report. The Commission recognizes the importance of these documents and urges that further study be given to the problem. The Commission is also concerned about the extent of information duplication in the publications of state agencies. However, time and the complexities involved in determining whether or not such duplication actually exists precluded pursuing this problem. (See also LI 004 144 and LI 004 150) (Author/NH)
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Authoring Institution: Public Documents Study Commission, Pierre, S.D.
Identifiers - Location: South Dakota