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Title:United States Government Publications
Author(s):Buckley, Carper W.
Subject(s):United States government publications
Abstract:There has never been a time in the history of this country when United States Government publications have been in as much demand or were being used as extensively as they are today. The fact that requests made to our Office show an increase of 300 per cent over those received twenty years ago is due in an overall sense to the greater recognition of the value which these publications have in so many of the activities involved in working and living in the modern world. Primary credit for this development must go, of course, to the government agencies which are the authors of these publications of such importance to our citizens and which cooperate with the Government Printing Office to produce a design and format both modern and attractive. We must not, however, overlook the increasingly fine job being done by librarians everywhere to foster a greater awareness of the almost limitless ways in which government publications can be utilized. Traditionally, these publications have been regarded as a sort of "ugly duckling" in relation to the library collection generally. They are, however, here to stay, and while it is well that some of the awe with which they have long been regarded is now being dispelled, it is also necessary that certain of their specialized features should be recognized in order that they can be utilized most effectively.
Issue Date:1963
Publisher:Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:Buckley, C.W. (1962) United States Government publications. In Goldhor, Herbert (ed) Selection and Acquisition Procedures in Medium-Sized and Large Libraries (Papers presented at the Allerton Park Institute held November 11-14, 1962): 118-124.
Series/Report:Allerton Park Institute (9th : 1962)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-04-03

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