June 12, 2008
Homeland Security Digital Library Now Available to Federal Depository Libraries
From the announcement:
GPO and the Naval Postgraduate School are pleased to announce their recent partnership to provide access to the Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL). HSDL is a database of over 50,000 non-classified Presidential directives, policy and national strategy documents as well as specialized resources related to Homeland Security. Additional information about HSDL is contained in a presentation by Greta Marlatt at the Fall 2007 Federal Depository Library Conference.
Prior to this partnership, HSDL was only available to federal, state and local government officials, research institutions and the U.S. Military. All Federal depository libraries are now eligible to add HSDL to their item selection profiles. Academic and federal agency libraries will have the option of gaining access through IP authentication. All other depositories will be eligible for access via a password. Individual user names and password will be provided to all reference librarians.
A validation form must be signed by your library director and faxed to GPO at 202-512-2300 before you receive access to HSDL. Once verified, your library will receive instructions on how to set-up an account from GPO. The validation form is available from the FDLP Desktop. By faxing the signed form, your library has agreed to the terms on the form, which include:
- Login information is for library staff only and should not be given to patrons;
- You may not allow organizations outside your library to connect to HSDL using your account and password via your library's computer network.
GPO has classified, cataloged, and created a PURL for HSDL.
SuDoc number: HS 1.18:
Item number: 0520-B-24
Aleph system ID: 613113
OCLC Number: 62246163
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