ERIC Number: EJ886814
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Librarian-Initiated Publications Discovery: How Do Digital Depository Librarians Discover and Select Web-Based Government Publications for State Digital Depositories?
Lin, Chi-Shiou; Eschenfelder, Kristin R.
Government Information Quarterly, v27 n3 p292-304 Jul 2010
This paper reports on a study of librarian initiated publications discovery (LIPD) in U.S. state digital depository programs using the OCLC Digital Archive to preserve web-based government publications for permanent public access. This paper describes a model of LIPD processes based on empirical investigations of four OCLC DA-based digital depositories. The model is composed of stages including "site visit," "site scan," "selection," "re-conceptualization," and two "bibliographic verification steps"; action strategies at each stage and the observed practices at each site are reported. This paper also describes how librarian perceptions of web publications as "discrete objects" and "bibliographic objects" influence the selection and retention of government web content. Finally, the paper discusses several problems associated with the observed LIPD methodologies and technologies. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
Descriptors: Investigations, Government Publications, Internet, Librarians, Archives, Search Strategies, Online Searching, Information Management, Information Services, Access to Information, Selection Tools, Preservation, Electronic Libraries, Electronic Publishing, Library Services
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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