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Resource packet on preservation of Government Documents

From: Walter Henry <whenry>
Date: Saturday, November 13, 1993
The following appeared in Archives and is reposted here without the
knowledge or consent of the authors. I don't know what GODORT and MAGERT
are (ALA Government Document Round Table? Maps and Geology Round
Table?).  Does anyone have a glossary of ALA acronyms?

  Sender:       Archives & Archivists <ARCHIVES [at] ARIZVM1__BITNET>
  Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1993 13:19:00 EDT
  From: Jim Walsh <walshop [at] bcvms__bitnet>
  Subject: RBMS/GODORT/MAGERT Joint Committee Preservation Packet

  NOTE:  This message is being cross-posted on multiple lists.  Please
  excuse the duplication.  The lists are: govdoc-l; maps-l; libref;
  archives; and godig-l. Please feel free to forward this message to any
  other listserve that you think would find this information useful.

  The RBMS/GODORT/MAGERT Joint Committee on Government Documents as Rare
  Books compiled, published, and distributed the preservation packet,

  One copy of the preservation packet was distributed to each of the
  1,400+ U.S. Government Printing Office Federal Depository Libraries in
  May 1993.  Since the distribution of the packet, two additional
  processes have taken place that improve access and increase
  dissemination of the packet.

  The first item concerns the cataloging and classification of RARE AND
  VALUABLE GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS in the OCLC database.  This was done on
  June 5, 1993, by the staff of the North Dakota State Library.  The
  OCLC # is:  28224706.  A special thanks the Catalog Department at the
  North Dakota State Library.  The Joint Committee appreciates you work.

  The second item concerns the availability of RARE AND VALUABLE
  GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS through the ERIC Document Reproduction Service
  (EDRS).  The preservation packet was submitted to EDRS and was
  accepted for inclusion in the ERIC database.  That took place last
  spring.  It has now been indexed and abstracted.  It appears in the
  October 1993 issue of RESOURCES IN EDUCATION and can be found under
  the following ERIC abstract number": ED 357 746

  Unlike the copy that was distributed to depository libraries (which
  was in a reduced format--2 8 1/2 x 11 inch pages reduced to one 8 1/2
  x 11 inch page), the ERIC version is full size edition.  People
  wishing to purchase copies, can contact ERIC directly (ERDS, 7420
  Fullerton Rd., Suite 110, Springfield, VA 22153-2852; 1-800-443-3742).

  Any comments, questions, etc. regarding the preservation packet can be
  directed to:

  Jim Walsh, O'Neill Library, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA  02167
  617-552-3354 (voice)            617-552-8828 (fax)
  walshop@bcvms (bitnet)          walshop [at] bcvms__bc__edu (internet)

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