Guidance

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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Recall of Depository Material

When GPO issues a recall, libraries are legally required to withdraw, return, or destroy FDLP materials as instructed by GPO. Document Removal ...
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Physical Facilities and Collection Maintenance

  The housing and maintenance of depository materials can greatly affect free public access. Each format has specific needs Housing Materials Preservation & Protection ADA Access ...
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Leaving the FDLP

A depository library has the right to voluntarily relinquish its depository status. Selectives' Status Changes Regional Status Reconsideration Relinquishing Status ...
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Services and Staffing at Depository Libraries

In a letter sent to all Depository Coordinators, Superintendent of Documents Laurie Hall addressed questions concerning access to Government resources as libraries reopen.  Limited Access Access Privileges Disruptions In Operations Comparable Services When Disaster Strikes Staffing Levels Cooperation Among Libraries ...
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Selective Housing Agreements (SHA)

What is a Selective Housing Agreement (SHA)? A depository library may selectively house a portion of its depository publications or materials at other libraries or institutions, including other depository libraries and storage facilities. Selective Housing Agreements Selective Housing Site ...
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