|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.
|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