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Weeding a Depository Collection

Materials distributed through the Federal Depository Library Program remain Federal property and must be disposed of according to specific rules and state/regional instruction. Tangible Substitution Retention Exceptions Management of Withdrawals Withdrawal Options Publication Retention Libraries Without A Regional Discarding Materials Materia...
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Item Number System

Selective depository libraries in the FDLP can choose from thousands of item numbers that are assigned to U.S. Government publications by agency. The selection profile is the list of all item numbers selected by an individual library. Format Selections Required Item Numbers ...
Guidance

Amending Your Library's Selection Profile

FDLP libraries choose materials for their libraries through selection profiles, that are the list of item numbers for specific desired content. As content and format needs of the community change, so too should the selections of government publications. Developing Collections Format Selections Required Item Numbers ...
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