December 7, 2019

Journal Article: “Finding Government Resources Online: A Webometric Study of Selective Federal Depository Library Websites”

The following article appears in a recent issue of SLIS Connecting published by the University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Library and Information Science (SLIS).

Title

Finding Government Resources Online: A Webometric Study of Selective Federal Depository Library Websites

Author

Charity C. Park

Source

SLIS Connecting
Vol. 8 No. 1 (2019)
DOI: 10.18785/slis.0801.06
Note: Masters Research Project

Abstract

Over eleven hundred libraries across the United States and its territories participate in the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) by providing public access to free government resources. In the last decade, there has been a significant shift as many government publications are being published only electronically. At the same time, several older physical collections are being digitized and made available online. This shift has caused many FDLP libraries to weed their older physical government document collections and increase their electronic holdings.

This study examines how Federal depository libraries in the United States provide information about their government do

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12 pages; PDF.

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