Title

Rare and Endangered Government Publications: Capturing the Moment

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 2016

Abstract

What are rare and endangered government publications? In short, they are the materials representing that which is valued most in our collections. Each depository library collects documents that are important to its community: some arrive through a depository program, some come through direct solicitation from agencies, some come through traditional means of acquisition, and some come through emerging models of building digital collections. Managing these resources to ensure their availability for long-term access is a critical part of government documents librarianship. Put another way, rare and endangered government publications are the pieces of the public output of government that are most likely to go missing.

Comments

This article was originally published in DttP: Documents to the People. The full-text article from the publisher can be found here.

Journal

DttP: Documents to the People

Rights

Copyright © 2016 American Library Association

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