The Resource Government Printing Office's depository library program : report to the Chairman, Joint Committee on Printing, by the U.S. General Accounting Office

Government Printing Office's depository library program : report to the Chairman, Joint Committee on Printing, by the U.S. General Accounting Office

Label
Government Printing Office's depository library program : report to the Chairman, Joint Committee on Printing
Title
Government Printing Office's depository library program
Title remainder
report to the Chairman, Joint Committee on Printing
Statement of responsibility
by the U.S. General Accounting Office
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Government Printing Office's (GPO) Depository Library Program which makes federal agency publications accessible to the public free of charge at designated libraries throughout the country. GAO found that, with a budget of $24.7 million in 1983, GPO distributed 32 million copies of 62,000 publications to depository libraries. Some of the depositories received all publications, while others selected the types of publications that they wanted. GAO found that GPO has made a significant improvement in the operation of the program by reducing the backlog of documents to be classified and cataloged. GPO has also expended substantial effort to distribute documents as microfiche instead of in hardcopy form. GAO also found that program personnel were generally dedicated to providing a high level of service, and the services provided generally met user needs. However, GAO also found a number of activities where program efficiency and effectiveness could be further improved. GAO believes that: (1) more attention should be given to identifying agency publications for inclusion in the program; (2) GPO needs to further reduce its backlog of publications awaiting classification and cataloging; and (3) steps should be taken to improve the timeliness and accuracy of the GPO processes for distributing publications to libraries
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
no index present
LC call number
Z675.D4
LC item number
U54
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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United States
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
United States
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Depository libraries
  • Depository libraries
  • United States
Label
Government Printing Office's depository library program : report to the Chairman, Joint Committee on Printing, by the U.S. General Accounting Office
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Cover title
  • "December 17, 1984."
  • "GAO/AFMD-85-19."
  • "B-214852"--Page [1] (1st group)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (3, 23 pages)
Form of item
online
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Hein Online
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)784402143
  • (OCoLC)ocn784402143
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Government Printing Office's depository library program : report to the Chairman, Joint Committee on Printing, by the U.S. General Accounting Office
Publication
Note
  • Cover title
  • "December 17, 1984."
  • "GAO/AFMD-85-19."
  • "B-214852"--Page [1] (1st group)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (3, 23 pages)
Form of item
online
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Hein Online
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)784402143
  • (OCoLC)ocn784402143
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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