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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. Everything in our Gov Docs collection is owned by the government, not the college.<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>
  
General information about the FDLP and detailed Collection Management procedures can be found here: http://www.fdlp.gov/<br><br>
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General information about the FDLP and detailed Collection Management procedures can be found here: http://www.fdlp.gov/
  
==== Item Selection  ====
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Click on the headings below for more information.
  
We select publications that are best suited to our needs by choosing item numbers. Once a year we review our selections and add or drop item numbers. Each format- paper, microfiche, or electronic- has a different item number. We can choose which format we want and are increasingly choosing electronic items. Our current item selection can be found here: http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/fdlp/tools/itemlist.html. Instructions for how to add or drop items is here: http://www.fdlp.gov/collections/selection/412-amending-your-librarys-item-selection-profile. <br>
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==== [[Item Selection|Item Selection]]  ====
  
Once we have decided which items are being added or dropped, we then need to go to the OCLC website and go through a similar process. http://www.oclc.org/us/en/govdoc/default.htm<br>
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==== [[Collection Development Policy Statement|Collection Development Policy Statement]]  ====
  
Go to the section from the left- hand side of the page called "Ordering" and go the the gov docs Status Change form. Our OCLC&nbsp;symbol is MDY and our current billing partner is Lyrasis.
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==== [[Shipments|Processing Shipments]]  ====
  
==== Shipments ====
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==== [[Monthly Tape Load|Monthly Tape Load]] ====
  
==== Monthly Tape Load ====
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==== [[Monthly Classification Update|Monthly Classification Update]] ====
  
==== Keeping Statistics  ====
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==== [[Keeping Statistics|Keeping Statistics]] ====
  
==== Weeding ====
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==== [[Student Workers|Student Workers]] ====
  
==== Useful Links ====
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==== [[Weeding|Weeding ]] ====
  
*[http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/ US GPO website]
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==== [[Gov Docs Locked Shelving ]] ====
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Latest revision as of 14:47, 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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