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ERIC Number: ED104361
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Pages: 85
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Survey of Regional Depository Libraries for U.S. Government Publications.
Schwarzkopf, LeRoy C.
Based on 33 responses to mailed questionnaires, visits to selected regional depositories, and the author's personal experience as a regional depository librarian, this report analyzes the interpretation and implementation by the Superintendent of Documents, state library agencies, and depository libraries of key provisions of the Depository Library Act of 1962. The Act assigned additional responsibilities to regional depositories in the areas of permanent retention of depository publications, assistance to other depositories in discarding documents, interlibrary loan, and reference service. The following related subjects are also discussed: historical background, including experimental regional depositories in Wisconsin and New York in the 1950's; impact of other major changes introduced by the Depository Library Act of 1962 including expansion of the depository system, and distribution of non-Government Printing Office publications; organization of regional depositories as large research libraries for overall government documents service; and federal financial support to the depository library system. (Author)
Publication Type: Books
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Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. School of Library and Information Services.