Report: Group Protesting San Diego Public Library’s Decision to Give Up Library’s Federal Document Depository Status
From the San Diego Union-Tribune:
A group of local library supporters and historians has launched a social media campaign to fight San Diego’s recent decision to end its 137-year tenure as an official depository for federal public documents.
On the Facebook page “Save Government Documents at San Diego Public Library,” the group is requesting a public hearing to let residents and community leaders express opinions on the city’s decision.
Head librarian Misty Jones said in February that the primary reason the city decided to end its tenure as an official depository was that most federal documents are now available online.
She also said the government documents floor of the city’s downtown library gets relatively little use.
Critics, including some librarians, say the move will cost the library some prestige and deprive users of access to some federal documents that haven’t been digitized.
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