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A Fine Balance: Tangible or Electronic?
Brick and Click Libraries: proceedings of an academic library symposium
  • Gretchen Brooke Gould, University of Northern Iowa
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Article
Abstract
As the government documents librarian, I was appointed to an ad hoc library task force in the spring of 2010. The task force was to determine if our library should remain in the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) as a selective depository. Ultimately, the group recommended that we remain in the FDLP, and the library administration accepted our recommendations. The recommendations included shifting from tangible government documents towards electronic documents wherever possible. However, tangible government documents of significant historical and/or research value were to be retained. In addition, a special weeding project to reduce the size of the current collection was implemented. The library task force’s assessment and analysis of Rod Library’s participation in the FDLP, the information gathered and utilized throughout the process, the potential benefits and drawbacks of our depository status, and the criteria used to determine retention or withdrawal will be addressed.
Department
Rod Library
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First published in Brick and Click Libraries: proceedings of an academic library symposium, 2011 pp. 85-90, published by Northwest Missouri State University.

Original Publication Date
1-1-2011
Repository
UNI ScholarWorks, University of Northern Iowa, Rod Library
Date Digital
2011
Copyright
©2011 Gretchen Gould. The copyright holder has granted permission for posting.
Language
EN
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Gretchen Brooke Gould. "A Fine Balance: Tangible or Electronic?" Brick and Click Libraries: proceedings of an academic library symposium Vol. 2011 (2011) p. 85 - 90
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gretchen-gould/5/