The Federal Depository Library Program Regional Collection in Oregon: Shifting Roles in Access and Preservation of U.S. Government Publications

  • Arlene Weible State Library of Oregon
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Abstract

This article explores the history of the FDLP Regional Collection in Oregon libraries. It covers the origin and evolution of the collection which is currently managed by the State Library of Oregon by way of shared housing agreements. The transition away from print-based to digital access points to a shift in role for the collection, with more emphasis on long-term preservation. This shift prompts an examination of options for improving the management of the collection.

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Author Biography

Arlene Weible, State Library of Oregon

Arlene is the Electronic Services Consultant at the State Library and has been Oregon’s Federal Regional Depository Coordinator since 2007. She has been a government information librarian for 28 years and has held positions at libraries in CT, WA, TX, and Oregon.

Published
2020-10-16
How to Cite
Weible, A. (2020). The Federal Depository Library Program Regional Collection in Oregon: Shifting Roles in Access and Preservation of U.S. Government Publications. OLA Quarterly, 26(2), 26-29. https://doi.org/10.5399/osu/1093-7374.26.02.06