Brick and Click Libraries: proceedings of an academic library symposium
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.
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UNI ScholarWorks, University of Northern Iowa, Rod Library
©2011 Gretchen Gould. The copyright holder has granted permission for posting.
Gould, Gretchen Brooke, "A Fine Balance: Tangible or Electronic?" (2011). Rod Library Faculty Publications. 5.