June 1, 2006
GPO request for legacy publications for digitization demonstration project
From the GPO announcement: The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) is pleased to announce a six-month digitization demonstration project, which will start on June 1, 2006. One of the goals of GPO's "Strategic Vision for the 21st Century" is to digitize a complete legacy collection of tangible U.S. Government publications to make sure that these materials are available, in the public domain, for permanent public access. During the demonstration project, GPO is focusing on digitizing legislative and regulatory material that expands the coverage of the most popular GPO Access databases.
GPO has acquired several publications in preparation for the project but are still seeking a complete set of the following publications in paper format:
- Code of Federal Regulations: 1990-1996 AE 2.106/3: AE 2.106/3-2:
- List of CFR Sections Affected: 1990-1996 AE 2.106/2-2:
- Congressional Record: daily edition 101st Congress, v. 135 (1989) - 103rd Congress, v. 140 (1994) X 1.1/A:
- Congressional Record Index: All years (101st Congress, v. 135 (1989) - present) X 1.1/A:
- Public and private laws, 101st Congress - 103rd Congress AE 2.110:
GPO prefers these publications come from regional-approved deaccessions or collections of duplicates no longer needed. While donations are preferable, loans of material will be considered as well when publications are not available for donation.
If you have questions or comments or wish to make a publication donation to GPO, please use the GPO online help service at: <http://gpo.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/gpo.cfg/php/enduser/ask.php>
To ensure that your submission is routed to the correct area, please choose the category "Federal Depository Libraries" and the appropriate subcategory "Digitization- "Publication Offers to GPO".
Publication donations may also be made through Library Services and Content Management, Collections Management and Preservation, Office of Archival Management (Archives). Please contact Kathy Brazee by phone at 202-512-1187 or by email at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
The legacy publications to be prioritized for digitization were previously announced in "Priorities for Digitization of Legacy Collection", online at <http://www.gpoaccess.gov/about/reports/prioritydigitization_plan.pdf>. For this demonstration, we are starting with the titles in priority group one, with the exception of the U.S. Statutes at Large and possibly Congressional Bills. These titles will be digitized, following GPO's digitization specification, through collaborations with other Federal agencies. We are working with the Library of Congress to digitize the remaining U.S. Statutes at Large not yet converted. We are also working with the Senate Library in an effort to digitize their print copies of Congressional bills from the 101st and 102nd Congress.
GPO is also planning to digitize publications in the regular publication distribution workflow that are not online. These are publications that used to be distributed in microfiche in the past.
Additional information about GPO's digitization efforts, including the digitization specification to be employed, are located at GPO's Digitization and Preservation Initiatives Web page at <http://www.gpoaccess.gov/legacy/>.
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