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Government Publications - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080252162, 9781483156019

Government Publications

1st Edition

Key Papers

Editors: Bernard M. Fry Peter Hernon
eBook ISBN: 9781483156019
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1981
Page Count: 826
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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


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


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Bernard M. Fry

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