Government Publications

Government Publications

Key Papers

1st Edition - January 1, 1981

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  • Editors: Bernard M. Fry, Peter Hernon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483156019

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Government Publications: Key Papers is a compilation of papers that covers various topics related to government publications. The book presents materials drawn from a variety of sources, such as public domains, book chapters, and periodicals from different countries. The text contains 61 chapters organized into 15 parts; each part covers a specific area, such as sorting and labeling of publications, library systems, reference services, and municipal and state publications. The book dedicates several parts to British, Canadian, and Australian publications. This book will be of great value to individuals who have an interest in government information.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction

    I. Introduction

    Government Publications and the Library: Implications for Change

    II. Cataloging and Classification

    The Development of Classification Systems for Government Publications

    An Explanation of the Superintendent of Documents Classification System

    The Guelph Document System

    III. Bibliographic Control and Indexes

    Beginner's Guide to Indexes to the Nineteenth Century U.S. Serial Set

    The Monthly Catalog and Bibliographical Control of U.S. Government Publications

    Indexing U.S. Government Periodicals: Analysis and Comments

    IV. Depository Library Systems

    The Depository Library Program and Access by the Public to Official Publications of the United States Government

    The Federal Depository Library System

    Guidelines for the Depository Library System

    Direct Sales by other Agencies

    Federal Map and Chart Depositories

    V. Documents of the Federal Government

    a) Freedom of Information Act

    Freedom of Information Act: As Applied to Unclassified Documents

    b) Executive Branch

    The Scope, Accessibility and History of Presidential Papers

    Recent Developments in the Accessibility of Presidential Papers and Other Presidential Historical Materials

    NTIS Update: A Critical Review of Services

    c) Legislative Branch

    Legislative History and Government Documents - Another Step in Legal Research

    Congressional Debate

    Congressional Committee Hearings

    Federal Printing Policies 1789-1861

    The Evolution of Government Printing and Publishing in America

    The Quiet Crisis in Government Publishing

    The Pricing of Documents by the Government Printing Office

    Use of GPO Bookstores

    d) Judicial Branch

    Legal Research for Non-Law Librarians

    e) Statistical Publications

    After the Statistical Abstract - What

    The 1980 Census: Countdown for a Complete Count

    f) Machine-readable Data Files

    Government Publications in Machine-readable form

    VI. Reference Services

    The Reference Use of Government Publications

    Academic Library Reference Service for the Publications of Municipal, State, and Federal Government: AHistorical Perspective Spanning the Years up to 1962

    Infrequent Use and Non-Use of Government Publications by Social Scientists

    Discovering the Government Documents Collection in Libraries

    VII. Organization and Administration of Documents Collections

    An Historical Look at the Debate over How to Organize Federa1 Government Documents in Depository Libraries

    Administrative Integration of Micro-formated Government Publications: A Framework for Analysis

    VIII. State Publications

    The Characteristics of State Government Publications, 1910-1969

    Drawing Analogies between State and Federal Documents: A Method for Increasing Access to State Publications

    Treatment of State Documents in Libraries

    IX. Municipal Publications

    For the Control of Municipal Documents

    Municipal Publications: Their Collection and Use in Reference Service

    Urban Documents as Reference Tools

    X. United Nations and International Organizations

    Documents and Publications of Contemporary International Governmental Organizations

    The Sources: Information Practices and Policies Of the United Nations

    Elva Levy has three articles appearing in Government Publications Review, 6 (1979):

    a) Patterns of UN Documentation

    b) Documentation of Subsidiary Bodies of the Economic and Social Council

    c) Documentation of Affiliated Bodies, Institutes and Specialized Agencies: Reference, Statistical and Legal Materials

    XI. British Publications

    Smith Has Three Articles on "British Official Publications" in Government Publications Review

    a) I. Scope and Substance

    b) II. Publication and Distribution

    c) III. Accessibility and Use

    British Official Publications

    USGPO and HMSO: A Contrast in Origin and Functions

    British Official Publications: A Teacher's View

    XII. Canadian Publications

    Distribution of Federal Government Publications

    Canadian Provincial and Municipal Documents: The Mystery Explained

    Publishing and Information Policies of the Government of Canada: Some Recent Developments

    XIII. Australian Publications

    Australian Commonwealth Government Publishing 1964-1978

    XIV. Teaching Documents Courses

    An Approach to Teaching Documents Courses

    XV. Bibliography

    Periodical Literature for Government Documents Librarians: A Selected Classified Bibliography, 1970-MID 1976

    Major Periodical Literature for Government Documents Librarians

    Major Mono-graphic Literature for Government Documents Librarians: A Selected Classified Bibliography, 1900-MID 1978

    Major Mono-graphic Literature for Government Documents Librarians

    Municipal Publications: A Bibliographic Guide to Library Literature


    Current Sources

Product details

  • No. of pages: 826
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1981
  • Published: January 1, 1981
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483156019

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Bernard M. Fry

Peter Hernon

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