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Administrative Notes Technical Supplement (ANTS)

Administrative Notes Technical Supplement (ANTS) served for nearly 30 years, from 1980 to 2008, to inform the depository library community of technical changes. GPO distributed the bi-monthly paper issues to all libraries in regular depository shipments.

Depository libraries used ANTS to get information about libraries entering and leaving the FDLP; classification, item number and cataloging changes; and updates to the List of Classes. Library staff members frequently checked publications to identify issues that might affect their collection and materials, and made changes to the publications and associated catalog records as appropriate using the information from ANTS.

Currently, librarians make updates directly in the Web-based system called WEBTech Notes as needed. ANTS was not as current as the real-time updates that the Web makes possible. For that reason, the U.S. Government Printing Office ceased publication of ANTS with the final print version issued, which was Volume 15, No. 11-12, November

 

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November 21, 2014
New Electronic Titles (NET) reports are now available for October 2014. These files are accessible from the New Titles section of the... Read More...
November 18, 2014
A live training webinar, "Advanced Name Authority Records: Corporate Bodies," will be presented on Thursday, January 15, 2015.... Read More...
November 17, 2014
The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) continues its commitment to providing employees a discrimination-free work environment.... Read More...
November 17, 2014
The Depository Library Council (DLC) Virtual Meeting is coming up soon. If you haven’t already done so, don’t forget to register!... Read More...
November 12, 2014
A live training webinar, "U.S. Census Bureau Geographic Entities and Concepts," will be presented on Thursday, December 18, 2014.... Read More...
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