Providing access to online government documents in an academic research library collection: A case study in the geosciences

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Abstract

This article provides an overview o f the mov e to online federal government documents and the problems associated with maintaining access to government documents in the online environment. In addition, the impact of the shift to online government documents on an academic research library collection in the geosciences is examined by assessing whether or not items from one publication series of the U. S. Geological Survey are included in several traditional library research tools. The results of this analysis and some recommendations for dealing with hidden online government documents are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationElectronic Resources and Services in Sci-Tech Libraries
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages15-25
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781317718857
ISBN (Print)0789019353, 9780789019356
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Earth science libraries
  • Federal depository library program
  • Geoscience libraries
  • Government publications-distribution and acquisition
  • Online government documents
  • U.S. geological survey

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