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==== Introduction  ====
 
==== Introduction  ====
  
The U. S. government is the largest publisher in the world. It's selections are very strong in in social sciences and sciences, especially economics, environment and statistics. The GPO (government printing office) prints information for all the various departments- agriculture, education, the census, etc., and prints congressional hearings and reports, presidential papers, the annual budget, the Federal Register and Congressional Record, and so on. There is a GPO building in Washington, DC that does much of the designing, printing, and distributing of materials. The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) disseminates U.S. Government information to the American public through libraries across the nation. This information is available to anyone who wants to see it.<br>
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The U. S. government is the largest publisher in the world. The GPO (Government Publishing Office) publishes information for all three branches of the federal government. The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) disseminates U.S. Government information to the American public through libraries across the nation, including Middlebury College. The information resources we receive from the federal government are very strong in the social sciences and sciences, especially economics, the environment and statistics. This information is available to anyone who wants to see it, including library patrons not affiliated with the College. All of the tangible information resources we receive as a federal depository library  collection are owned by the government, not the college.<br>
  
==== Item Selection  ====
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General information about the FDLP and detailed Collection Management procedures can be found here: http://www.fdlp.gov/
  
==== Shipments  ====
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Click on the headings below for more information.
  
==== Monthly Tape Load ====
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==== [[Item Selection|Item Selection]] ====
  
==== Keeping Statistics ====
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==== [[Collection Development Policy Statement|Collection Development Policy Statement]] ====
  
==== Weeding ====
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==== [[Shipments|Processing Shipments]] ====
  
==== Useful Links ====
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==== [[Monthly Tape Load|Monthly Tape Load]] ====
  
*[http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/ US GPO website]
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==== [[Monthly Classification Update|Monthly Classification Update]] ====
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==== [[Keeping Statistics|Keeping Statistics]]  ====
  
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==== [[Student Workers|Student Workers]]  ====
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Latest revision as of 15:47, 2 January 2015

Introduction

The U. S. government is the largest publisher in the world. The GPO (Government Publishing Office) publishes information for all three branches of the federal government. The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) disseminates U.S. Government information to the American public through libraries across the nation, including Middlebury College. The information resources we receive from the federal government are very strong in the social sciences and sciences, especially economics, the environment and statistics. This information is available to anyone who wants to see it, including library patrons not affiliated with the College. All of the tangible information resources we receive as a federal depository library collection are owned by the government, not the college.

General information about the FDLP and detailed Collection Management procedures can be found here: http://www.fdlp.gov/

Click on the headings below for more information.

Item Selection

Collection Development Policy Statement

Processing Shipments

Monthly Tape Load

Monthly Classification Update

Keeping Statistics

Student Workers

Weeding

Gov Docs Locked Shelving

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