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2013 Interagency Depository Seminar

2013 Interagency Depository Seminar

Event held: July 29 - August 1, 2013

Annual educational event for depository library staff. it offers a unique opportunity to learn about multiple Federal resources while exchanging ideas with colleagues, agency representatives, and GPO staff.

Monday, July 29, 2013

USA.gov: Government Made Easy

  • Michelle Chronister , Senior Web Content Manager, USA.gov

Learn more about USA.gov, the services we offer to the public, and how you can help make it better.

Duration: 47 minutes

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Introduction to National Library of Medicine Resources

  • Wanda Whitney, Librarian, National Library of Medicine

Duration: 54 minutes

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Government Statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau and the 2012 Census of Governments

  • Paul Reyes, Survey Statistician, Outreach and Education Branch, U.S. Census Bureau

This presentation will provide an overview of the 2012 Census of Governments, and it's related programs that provide information on state and local government activity. The Census Bureau provides information on the organization, employment, and finances of the more than 89,000 state and local governments in the United States.

Duration: 65 minutes

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Census Web Page Redesign and Apps

  • Lisa Wolfisch and Alexandra Figueroa, U.S. Census Bureau

Duration: 43 minutes

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Introduction to U.S. Federal Documents at the Library of Congress - Plus Chronicling America

  • Sara Striner, Head, Government Publications and Periodicals Section, Serial and Government Publications Division, Library of Congress
  • Robin Butterhof, Digital Conversion Specialist, Serial and Government Publications Division, Library of Congress

Ms. Striner will provide information about government publications at the Library, including collections policies, means of acquisition, and services available. She will describe some of her division's special government collections. Ms. Butterhof will discuss and demonstrate Chronicling America, a free national database of historic newspapers, sponsored jointly by the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Duration: 32 minutes

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Current Issues in Digital Stewardship

  • Butch Lazorchak, Digital Archivist, National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program, Library of Congress

Butch Lazorchak from the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program at the Library of Congress will talk about current digital stewardship issues and highlight tools, services and initiatives of real benefit to GPO Interagency Seminar participants, whether librarians, archivists, records managers or museum professionals.

Duration: 59 minutes

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Congress.Gov – The New Library of Congress Legislative Information System

  • Jennifer Manning, Information Research Specialist, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress
  • Amy Swantner, Specialist in Legislative Information Systems Management, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress

Watch a demonstration of Congress.gov, the new congressional information system from the Library of Congress that will soon replace THOMAS.gov. Learn about the latest enhancements to the website and plans for future enhancements.

Duration: 43 minutes

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Basic Copyright: What is Copyright and What’s Not

  • John Saint Amour, Copyright Specialist (Public Information), U. S. Copyright Office

This session will be an interactive overview of the various types of works that can be registered with the copyright office. The audience will also see example of works not subject to copyright protection.

Copyright Law Exceptions for Librarians

  • Chris Weston, Attorney Advisor, Office of the General Counsel, U. S. Copyright Office

This presentation will explain the two primary copyright law exceptions relied upon by libraries: the section 108 exception and fair use. Section 108 is an exception tailored specifically to libraries and archives, and the presentation will outline its various provisions as well as discuss current efforts to amend the exception for the digital era. Fair use is an exception of general applicability that is also available to libraries. The presentation will provide a basic overview of how fair use is applied by the courts, and discuss two recent cases where libraries have used fair use as a defense against infringement claims.

Duration: 103 minutes

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