FDLP

Fall 2017 Depository Library Council Meeting and Federal Depository Library Conference

Fall 2017 Depository Library Council Meeting and Federal Depository Library Conference

MONDAY, October 16, 2017

Disaster Preparedness and Response in the FDLP – Hurricanes Harvey & Irma

Speakers:

  • Melissa Fairfield, Planning Specialist, LSCM, GPO
  • Angela Kent, Head of Reference, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Tom Fischlschweiger, Senior Librarian, Broward County Main Library
  • Jane Canfield, Coordinadora Documentos Federales, Biblioteca Encarnación Valdés, Pontificia Universidad Católica

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria recently took their toll on many of the Nation’s libraries. Hear staff from GPO, regional libraries, and libraries that were directly affected by these disasters talk about efforts to protect libraries and preserve public access in the wake of the unimaginable.

Date Recorded: 10/16/2017

Duration: 31 minutes

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2017 Depository Library Council Meeting & Federal Depository Library Conference Kickoff

Speakers:

  • Davita Vance-Cooks, Director, GPO
  • Laurie Beyer Hall, Acting Superintendent of Documents, GPO
  • Jim Shaw, Acting DLC Chair, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Dr. C.C. & Mabel L. Criss Library

During this opening session, the event will be officially called to order, and opening remarks and updates will be delivered.

Date Recorded: 10/16/2017

Duration: 47 minutes

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Keynote – Dr. Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress

Speaker:

  • Dr. Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress

Join us for a special keynote presentation from the Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden, followed by the presentation of the 2017 Library of the Year award, with GPO Director Davita Vance-Cooks.

Date Recorded: 10/16/2017

Duration: 49 minutes

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Council Session – Title 44 Reform

Speakers:

  • The members of the Depository Library Council

This summer, GPO Director Davita Vance-Cooks charged the DLC with making recommendations for changes to Chapter 19, Title 44 of the U.S. Code. Join the DLC for an afternoon of discussion about Title 44 reform, the specific areas of Chapter 19 that have been targeted, and the input the DLC received from the FDLP community over the last several months.

This session will focus on 44 U.S.C. §§1901, 1902, 1904, 1909.

Date Recorded: 10/16/2017

Duration: 82 minutes

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Council Session – Title 44 Reform - Session Two

Speakers:

  • The members of the Depository Library Council

Continuing the discussion of Chapter 19, Title 44, join the DLC for this session that focuses on 44 U.S.C. §§1911-1912 and the input they received from the FDLP community regarding these sections of Chapter 19.

Join the DLC for this session that focuses on their recommendation to add a new section to Chapter 19, grants for Federal depository libraries, followed by suggestions for Title 44 modernization from the Superintendent of Documents organization.

Date Recorded: 10/16/2017

Duration: 116 minutes

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Starting with the A's: Inventorying a Large Regional Collection

Speakers:

  • Renee Bosman, Government Information Librarian, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Davis Library
  • Wendy Isicson, Special Projects Coordinator, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Davis Library

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been a depository since 1884 and, like many libraries, much of its pre-1976 holdings are not represented in the online catalog. This presentation will describe the Government Documents Inventory Project -- a long-term, comprehensive inventory and retrospective cataloging project that began in 2016. The project team includes staff from both public and technical services units, as well as library science students, so we'll discuss project management strategies used to organize staff from different departments. We'll also share training strategies, workflows, and ways in which we are assessing and measuring the project's impact.

Date Recorded: 10/16/2017

Duration: 35 minutes

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Tending the Commons at the American Folklife Center

Speakers:

  • Todd Harvey, Reference Librarian/Curator, Library of Congress, American Folklife Center
  • John Fenn, Head of Research and Programs, Library of Congress, American Folklife Center

Created by Congress in 1976, the American Folklife Center exists at the Library of Congress to “preserve and present American folklife” through programs of research, documentation, archival preservation, reference service, live performance, exhibitions, public programs, and training. The Center includes the American Folklife Center Archive of Folk Culture, which was established in 1928 and is now one of the largest collections of ethnographic material from the United States and around the world. This presentation will provide an introduction to the rich, multi-format collections in the Archive, as well as an overview of the range of resources the American Folklife Center offers patrons.

Date Recorded: 10/16/2017

Duration: 38 minutes

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Maintaining Collection Access in the Midst of Chaos: Two Federal Depository Libraries' Modernization/Renovation Odysseys

Speakers:

  • Carolyn Frenger, Library Technician, U.S. Department of the Interior Library
  • George Franchois, Library Director, U.S. Department of the Interior Library
  • Judy Din, Head of Technical Services, U.S. Department of the Interior Library
  • Megan Wagner, Government Documents Librarian, California State University, Fullerton, Pollak Library

Library modernizations and renovations present many challenges and opportunities for the library staffs involved in them. Federal depository libraries can face unique expectations during these physical/structural changes including what to do about keeping their depository and other collections accessible to their patrons during the construction process. More often than not, library collections are relocated to another local library or sent to off-site storage facilities to ensure access. This panel discussion features librarians and staff from the California State University Fullerton's Pollak Library and the U.S. Department of the Interior's Library sharing their experiences and lessons learned during their recently completed or ongoing library construction and maintaining collection accessibility.

Date Recorded: 10/16/2017

Duration: 88 minutes

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TUESDAY, October 17, 2017

Keynote – How Librarians Saved Civilization

Speakers:

  • James LaRue, Director, ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom

A founding principle of our Nation is the First Amendment. A founding principle of librarianship is unfettered access to information, and the preservation of our cultural memory. Sometimes, librarians defend knowledge through rousing advocacy. Sometimes, we have to take a quieter, less visible role - like Dark Ages Irish monks who maintained historic texts until the world was ready for them again. What are our obligations in a time when science and fact are themselves under attack?

Council Session – The Continuing Transformation of Access to Government Information: Grants, Models, and Processes in the FDLP (begins at the 51 minute mark)

Speakers:

  • Anthony D. Smith, Chief, Projects and Systems, LSCM, GPO
  • Robin Haun-Mohamed, Chief, Outreach & Support, LSCM, GPO

One of the DLC’s Title 44 reform recommendations is to add a new section to Chapter 19, authorizing grants for Federal depository libraries. This session will provide a general overview of the Federal grant-making process and present a general concept for a grant program to support the mission of the FDLP. The presenters will be seeking feedback, suggestions, and ideas from those in attendance.

Date Recorded: 10/17/2017

Duration: 93 minutes

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When Women Didn't Count: Gaps in Federal Statistics

Speakers:

  • Robert Lopresti, Government Information Librarian, Western Washington University, Western Libraries

Robert Lopresti discusses his new book, When Women Didn't Count, which shows how women have been hidden and misrepresented in Federal statistics. Subjects include marriage and motherhood, homemakers and gainful employment, factory work and farmers, and much more.

Date Recorded: 10/17/2017

Duration: 43 minutes

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Tangible and Digital Preservation: Bridging the Divide by Preserving Government Information in All Formats

Speakers:

  • David Walls, Preservation Librarian, LSCM, GPO
  • Thomas Mills, Director, Kresge Law Library, Notre Dame Law School
  • Jana Ronan, Interim Regional Government Documents Librarian, Chair, Humanities & Social Sciences Library, University of Florida, Library West
  • Gwen Sinclair, Head of Government Documents & Maps, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Library
  • Chelsea Dinsmore, Director of Digital Production Services, University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries
  • Dory Bower, Senior Archival Specialist, LSCM, GPO
  • Abbie Grotke, Lead Information Technology Specialist, Web Archiving Team, Library of Congress

Join GPO and members of the depository community to discuss efforts to preserve tangible and digital Government information. Recent GPO Preservation Stewards will share their experiences becoming a Steward and managing a Preservation Steward collection. GPO staff will present information on how libraries can deposit digitized content in FDsys/govinfo and will share the perspective of a library that has deposited digitized content. Finally, GPO staff and another participant in the Federal Web Archiving Working Group will discuss efforts to preserve born-digital information.

Date Recorded: 10/17/2017

Duration: 57 minutes

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Scanning and Geo-Rectification of South Carolina's Historic Aerial Photography 1930s-1980s

Speakers:

  • Bill Sudduth, Head, Government Information & Maps, University of South Carolina, Thomas Cooper Library

This session will provide an overview of the process from identifying funding, digitization, geo-rectification to web product of South Carolina's Historic Aerial Photography held by the University of South Carolina's Thomas Cooper Library covering the 1930s through the early 1980s.

Effective Relationships Among Depository Libraries

Speakers:

  • Hallie Pritchett, Head, Map & Government Information Library, University of Georgia, Map & Government Information Library
  • Laurie Aycock, Government Documents & Monographs Collection Development Librarian, Kennesaw State University, Horace W. Sturgis Library
  • Thomas Waters, Government Documents Associate, University of West Georgia, Irvine Sullivan Ingram Library

The Georgia State Plan for Federal Depository Libraries, revised in Spring 2017, describes how depositories "work individually and collectively to ensure that all residents...have physical and intellectual access to Federal Government information in all formats." Based on the experiences of Georgia's regional and two of its selective depository libraries, this presentation will examine the ways that depositories can establish relationships and maintain communication in order to solve problems and provide the best possible access to Government information.

NOTE - These two programs experienced technical difficulties. Audio cuts out in a few places in the first program. The second program was not captured in the recording.

Date Recorded: 10/17/2017

Duration: 58 minutes

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LSCM Update / Open Forum

Speakers:

  • Laurie Hall, Acting Superintendent of Documents, GPO
  • Fang Gao, Chief, Library Technical Services, LSCM, GPO
  • Robin Haun-Mohamed, Chief, Outreach & Support, LSCM, GPO
  • Anthony D. Smith, Chief, Projects and Systems, LSCM, GPO
  • Kelly Seifert, Strategic Communications Coordinator, LSCM, GPO

In this two-part session:

  • Join GPO for an update of major projects and initiatives underway to support the FDLP and Cataloging & Indexing Program in GPO’s LSCM unit.
  • Participate in a Q&A session.

Date Recorded: 10/17/2017

Duration: 80 minutes

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Small-Scale Web Archiving in an Age of Uncertainty

Speaker:

  • Kelly Smith, Government Information/Urban Studies & Planning Librarian, University of California San Diego, The Library

For many of us, the 2016 Presidential election created a heightened sense of urgency for archiving Federal websites. This presentation will offer a look at what one librarian is doing to help preserve Federal web pages using the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine; offer tips for effectively using Wayback features to archive without using additional human/technical resources; and engage the audience to share their own “guerrilla” archiving strategies and suggestions.

Government Information Online: Government Research Assistance to the World (begins at the 51 minute mark)

Speakers:

  • Robbie Sittel, Government Information Librarian, University of North Texas, Eagle Commons Library
  • Gwen Sinclair, Head of Government Documents & Maps, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Library

This session will provide a historical overview of the Government Information Online service and will present an update on the program’s current status. Volunteers are being sought to serve as Government research specialists.

Date Recorded: 10/17/2017

Duration: 93 minutes

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Council Session – Sunshine on Our Shoulders: Open Government, Open Scholarship

Speakers:

  • Robbie Sittel (Panel Moderator), Head, Eagle Commons Library, University of North Texas Libraries
  • Laura Sare, Government Information Librarian, Texas A&M University, Sterling C. Evans Library
  • Allyson Rodriguez, Electronic Resources Librarian, University of North Texas Libraries
  • Anita Walz, Open Education, Copyright, and Scholarly Communication Librarian, Virginia Tech

This program is intended to be an introduction to academic activities related to Open Educational Resources (OER) and a conversation among experts about overlapping issues in OER, scholarly communications, and the Government documents community. The goal is to explore ways in which our shared commitment to removing barriers to information access can collectively improve our work in these seemingly disparate fields.

Date Recorded: 10/17/2017

Duration: 75 minutes

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Topical (& Language-Specific) Web Guides Featuring U.S. Government Web Sites

Speakers:

  • Naomi Lederer, College Liaison Librarian, Colorado State University, Morgan Library

Specific existing web guides will be shown and the rationale and thought behind the formatting thereof described. There are many U.S. (& state) Government materials in Spanish, and pulling a useful collection together helps make it easier to show them to Spanish readers. Another guide on food demonstrates how certain topics lend themselves to guides that consist almost exclusively of Government resources. The presenter’s “food” guide created for her university’s first year composition program was liked so much (and was the site’s most used page) that her proposed future ones on energy and water have been enthusiastically requested! (These will be completed for fall 2018—food will be used again in the 2017-18 academic year.) Also covered will be Government sites useful for history research. This highlights the opportunities that may exist to promote Government resources via curricular means. In addition, Government resources are useful for non-academic communities. There will be brainstorming with the attendees for other possible topical venues. While much of the time will be spent on showing the page and links of interest, discussion of future topical areas to consider will be part of the session. Attendees are invited to provide URLs for other topical Government websites they use on a regular basis so that they may be added to the presenter’s “other Government access points” part of her guide and thereby shared with all attendees and anyone who discovers them on the web. It should be a great opportunity to share favorites and learn about other gems.

Date Recorded: 10/17/2017

Duration: 63 minutes

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Regional Meeting

Join regional depository staff as they discuss the following topics from a regional library perspective:

  • Puerto Rico
  • Changes to Title 44
  • GODORT –Title 44 and other updates
  • FDLP eXchange
  • Preservation Stewards

Date Recorded: 10/17/2017

Duration: 91 minutes

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WEDNESDAY, October 18, 2017

Keynote – The Law Library of Congress: Permanent Public Access to All Congressional Materials

Speaker:

  • Jane Sánchez, Law Librarian of Congress

The Law Library of Congress plays a special role in safeguarding laws – not just for the United States but for all nations – while simultaneously allowing access to global legal materials. Former Managing Director of the GPO’s Library Services and Content Management unit, Jane Sánchez, offers a perspective on the responsibility of permanent public access in her current role as Law Librarian of Congress.

Answering the Call: WWI Posters for Campus and Community Outreach (begins at 43 minute mark)

Speaker:

  • Angela Bonnell, Head of Government Documents, Illinois State University, Milner Library

Following the 2014 launch of Answering the Call, an official GPO Partnership of digitized World War I posters, Illinois State University’s Milner Library has successfully promoted the digitized and print posters for on-campus and community collaborations. The posters have been incorporated into the curricula of wide-ranging graduate, undergraduate, and high school courses, as well as serving as the central focus in statewide symposia and local public library programming. Once hidden, the historic collection is now highlighted and in turn serves to publicize the depository collection and other primary source materials.

Date Recorded: 10/18/2017

Duration: 89 minutes

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Saving Face: A Critical Examination of Participatory Government

Speakers:

  • Kathryn Tallman, Interim Head, Government Information Library, University of Colorado-Boulder, Norlin Library
  • Allan Van Hoye, Government Information Librarian, University of Colorado-Boulder, Norlin Library

We cannot safeguard Government Information if we do not acknowledge the voices excluded from the conversation. Who doesn't vote and why? What is the role of FDLP Libraries in helping people engage with Government? How do we as librarians reinforce systems that marginalize people? Let’s look beyond our collections and ask ourselves: what do we really mean when we say ‘access for all’?

Join us in a discussion about these issues, and let's work together to develop tools, resources, and strategies that we can all use to acknowledge these voices and make our depositories more inclusive for all!

Date Recorded: 10/18/2017

Duration: 45 minutes

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Council Session – DLC Meeting and FDL Conference Wrap-up

Speakers:

  • Jim Shaw, Acting DLC Chair, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Dr. C.C. & Mabel L. Criss Library
  • The members of the Depository Library Council

A review and discussion of conference takeaways and DLC action items.

Date Recorded: 10/18/2017

Duration: 30 minutes

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