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ERIC Number: ED398915
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 15
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Access is Ownership: The People Become the Public Printer.
Barkley, Daniel; Shane, Jackie
This paper discusses the development of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) and the increasing trend among federal agencies to reduce printed output and distribute information in electronic form--on floppy disks, CD ROMs, and, since the development of the National Information Infrastructure (NII), the Internet. Many libraries do not have the necessary combination of hardware, software, and requisite experience to enable users to access the electronic documents. In addition, many users do not possess the technical skills to utilize the information fully. If access is ownership, then information access must be ubiquitous. Depository libraries must continue to provide reliable, free, unrestricted access to all public documents regardless of the medium or location. They need to address the questions of who bears the responsibility of storage and archiving and whether the privatization of information access is feasible. Relevant developments in the state of New Mexico include four Internet access projects: New Mexico Technet, the Crown Point Project, La Plaza Telecommunity, and ZiaNet. (Contains 24 references.) (SWC/BEW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Mexico
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Equal Access