ERIC Number: ED352992
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Feb-21
Reference Count: N/A
To Establish a National Policy on Permanent Papers. Hearing on H.J. Res 226 To Establish a National Policy on Permanent Papers, before the Government Information, Justice, and Agriculture Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations. House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Subcommittee on Government Information, Justice, and Agriculture.
This publication contains the text of House Joint Resolution 226, which establishes a policy that Federal records, books, and publications of enduring value be produced on acid free permanent papers; recommends that federal agencies and American publishers require the use of acid free permanent papers for publications of enduring value; recommends that statistics be kept on the present production of acid free papers and the volume of production; recommends that the Secretary of State make known the national policy; and directs the Librarian of Congress, the Archivist of the United States, and others to monitor progress in implementing the national policy. The publication includes statements in support of the legislation from James H. Billington, the Librarian of Congress; Representative Pat Williams; Lawrence Hughes, the Association of American Publishers; and Don W. Wilson, the Archivist of the United States. Extensive appendices include the following: (1) responses from the Archivist to questions raised by the subcommittee about computer applications needed or in place at the National Archives; (2) the text of an instructional guide on managing electronic records; (3) information about the Library of Congress's Machine-Readable Collections Reading Room (MRCRR) and a copy of the first year, pilot program report of the accomplishments of the MRCRR; (4) information from the Association of Research Libraries on the use of alkaline paper and paper preservation; (5) comments from the Government Printing Office (GPO) on the legislation and a copy of the GPO's plan for use of alkaline paper, which includes statistics about paper production and comparative costs of acid and alkaline papers; and (6) statements about the proposed legislation from the New York Public Library, the American Library Association, and other interested parties. (KRN)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Subcommittee on Government Information, Justice, and Agriculture.