Implications of harmonizing the future of the federal depository library program within e-government principles and policies

Shuler, John A.; Jaeger, Paul T.; Bertot, John Carlo
January 2010
Government Information Quarterly;Jan2010, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p9
Academic Journal
Abstract: For more than 150 years, the United States Government Printing Office (GPO), along with its Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), has supported an informed citizenry and democracy by ensuring access and preservation to a broad swath of federal government information. This collaborative national public information program between local libraries and the national government, if it is to survive beyond its second century of service, must overcome profound challenges within a rapidly evolving complex of e-government policies and principles. The FDLP can (and must) find a way to serve its traditional values – permanent and public access to government information – that allows for growth and change within the demands of a dynamic electronic environment between the governors and the governed.


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