The more things change, the more they remain the same—or do they? While history was brought to bear in numerous respects during the past year, some significant changes occurred on the government information landscape. That said, this year’s list of notable titles reflects an enduring interest in aspects of the past mirrored in current reality.
The Government Printing Office today named Davita Vance-Cooks as the acting public printer. Vance-Cooks will be the first woman to hold the post, and she is taking office as the GPO prepares to deal with a reduced budget as well as complex issues affecting the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). “I have great confidence and [...]
(This story has updated from an earlier version) President Obama is expected to sign the $915 billion budget bill for FY12 that Congress passed over the weekend, and the bill contains reduced appropriations for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and the Government Printing Office (GPO), whose top administrator, the public printer, will soon [...]
By Jim Jacobs and Melody Kelly Recent discussions about the state of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) and the responsibilities of regional depository libraries have morphed from a conversation into a politicized confrontation. Sadly, this threatens to negatively affect not just depository libraries but all libraries and users who rely on a robust FDLP [...]
The president of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) sent a letter on November 2 to Public Printer William Boarman and Superintendent of Documents Mary Alice Baish to express concern about recent decisions by the Government Printing Office (GPO) that have rejected new multi-state partnerships within the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). Joyce L. [...]