Monday, January 5, 2015

Jan'15: Fugitive hunters: Community-based digital collection development of born-digital government information (North Carolina Library Association)

Monday, Jan. 12 (10-11 am Mountain)
Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents ... Fugitive hunters: community-based digital collection development of born-digital government information

“Fugitive” documents – documents not sent automatically to FDLP libraries – have always been a problem for the FDLP community. Libraries have historically dealt with fugitives aggressively and creatively, collectively and individually, in response to the needs of their Designated Communities. However, the scope of the problem in the born-digital era is geometrically greater. This presentation will give context to the "fugitive" issue and the digital present, demonstrating that born-digital community-wide collection development is a logical, rational, responsible, and important part of a document librarian's job. It will help govt information librarians convince their administrations that building collections of born digital government information is the most effective and efficient way that each library can address the information needs of their own communities.

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