ERIC Number: ED352986
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Establishing a National Policy on Permanent Papers. Report To Accompany House Joint Resolution 226. House of Representatives, 101st Congress, 2d Session.
Congress of the U. S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Government Operations.
This report contains amendments to House Joint Resolution 226 to establish a national policy on permanent papers proposed by the House Committee on Government Operations. The main purpose of the legislation is to establish a formal policy that federal records, books, and publications of enduring value be produced on acid free permanent papers. The report presents a discussion of the problem and alternative solutions, including the use of acid free papers, microfilming deteriorating documents, and bulk deacidification of books. The report also provides a section-by-section analysis of the amended legislation, including five urgent congressional recommendations: (1) federal agencies should require the use of acid free permanent papers for publications of enduring value produced by the Government Printing Office or by federal grant or contract; (2) federal agencies should require the use of archival quality acid free papers for permanently valuable records; (3) American publishers and state and local governments should use acid free papers for publications of enduring value; (4) both private and governmental publishers should prominently note the use of acid free paper, and federal officials should make known the national policy on acid free papers to foreign governments and international agencies. (KRN)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U. S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Government Operations.