Item Selection Update Cycle, June 1-July 31, 2011
- Runs June 1 through July 31, 2011.
- URL for instructions: http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/fdlp/tools/amendment.html
- URL for Amendment of Item Selections form: http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/fdlp/tools/amendment.html
- Your annual chance to add depository items to your library's selection.
- Additions will take effect on October 1, 2011.
- Drops will take effect immediately.
- For the most current list of your library's current selections (and non-selections), see the GPO Item Lister, http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/fdlp/tools/itemlist.html
- Once you have a list of items from Item Lister, you can use Documents Data Miner 2 (DDM2) (from Wichita State University Libraries) to retrieve more information about the items.
- URL: http://govdoc.wichita.edu/ddm2/gdocframes.asp
- Pros of DDM2 versus Item Lister:
- Lists of item numbers includes SuDocs stems, titles, issuing agencies;
- Can look up item numbers by title, SuDocs stem, agency;
- Can create lists of items GPO has added and dropped to its List of Classes since the last update cycle.
- Con of DDM2:
- Not updated as frequently as Item Lister.
- For hints on how to use DDM2, see Hints for Using Documents Data Miner in the Annual Selection Update Cycle, http://www.library.wisc.edu/guides/govdocs/federal/usingddm.htm
Discussion Lists for Government Documents Library Workers
- WISGOVINFO-L: Discussion list for government documents library workers in Wisconsin. Announcements about discard lists and events of interest to docs folk posted here.
- Subscribe to or leave the list by emailing Beth Harper, list manager, using this link.
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- GPO-FDLP-L: official list serve of the FDLP. If you're a federal depository coordinator, you should be on this list. This is what GPO uses to make official announcements.
- GOVDOC-L: the fun one, the very busy one, the national discussion list for government documents library workers working with local, state, federal, foreign, or international documents (though most discussion centers around U.S. federal documents). Post your advice, questions, or musings about all aspects of documents on this moderated list.
- DOC-TECH-L: "devoted to questions regarding the technical processing of Government Documents. This list has been specifically put in place for this reason. DocTech-L is not a place for reference questions, position announcements, or conference announcements."