Spring 2019 Depository Library Council Virtual Meeting

  • Duration: Varies
  • Date Recorded: April 15, 2019


Event held: April 15-17, 2019

Final Agenda

Spring 2019 Depository Library Council Virtual Meeting Event page

Monday, April 15, 2019

Monday, April 15, 2019 - Chat Log

Welcome and Opening Remarks / DLC Issues Update


  • Lori Smith Thornton, Depository Library Council Chair, Chief, Public Services Bureau, New Mexico State Library
  • Laurie B. Hall, Superintendent of Documents, Managing Director of Library Services & Content Management (LSCM), GPO

During this opening session, the meeting will be officially called to order, and opening remarks will be delivered. The Depository Library Council Chair will then deliver updates on the issues that Council has addressed during the year and will lead a discussion about the issues the FDLP community would like Council to focus on in the coming year.

Duration: 40 minutes

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H.R. 1654 – Federal Register Modernization Act


  • Erik Beck; Head, Library Systems & Information Technology Services; California State University Library, Sacramento
  • Amy Bunk, Director of Legal Affairs & Policy, Office of the Federal Register

Federal Register Modernization Act, H.R. 1654, recently passed the House of Representatives and now resides in the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. The Depository Library Council is charged with reviewing H.R. 1654 and identifying concerns and impacts its passage into law may have on Federal depository libraries and the Federal Depository Library Program. Join this discussion session to share your users’ experiences with the Federal Register and share your thoughts about H.R. 1654.

Duration: 47 minutes

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Stewarding Small: Comprehensive Collecting


  • Alicia Kubas, Government Publications and Regional Depository Librarian, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
  • Cindy Etkin, Senior Program Planning Specialist (Librarian), Office of the Superintendent of Documents, GPO
  • Gregory Curtis; Regional Federal Documents Librarian for ME, NH, & VT; Fogler Library; University of Maine
  • Professor Christine Iaconeta, J.D., M.L.I.S.; Director of Garbrecht Law Library; Donald L. Garbrecht Law Scholar; University of Maine School of Law
  • Maureen P. Quinlan, J.D., M.L.S.; Reference & Government Documents Law Librarian; Garbrecht Law Library; University of Maine School of Law
  • Louise A. Buckley, Government Information/Reference Librarian, Dimond Library, University of New Hampshire
  • David Walls, Preservation Librarian, LSCM, GPO

Federal depository libraries are collaborating in new ways within and across regions. Collection development and preservation projects abound; pilot strategies and FDLP eXchange make our work new yet again. So how are these efforts helping to build a distributed national collection? This program builds on past DLC sessions about comprehensive collections as we learn about practices at several depositories. Through lively discussion, this session will inspire attendees to contribute content, services, and expertise.

Duration: 61 minutes

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Tuesday, April 16

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - Chat Log

Digital Deposit: A Value Proposition


  • Heather Christenson, Program Officer for Federal Documents and Collections, HathiTrust Digital Library
  • James Jacobs, U.S. Government Information Librarian, Stanford University Libraries
  • Jessica Tieman, Digital Preservation Librarian, LSCM, GPO
  • Cass Hartnett, U.S. Documents Librarian, Suzzallo Library, University of Washington Libraries
  • Tom Fischlschweiger, Senior Librarian, Broward County Main Library
  • Robbie Sittel, Head of the Eagle Commons Library, University of North Texas

This session aims to define and demonstrate value of digital deposit for the FDLP community. Though discussion of digital deposit has been circulating in the FDLP community since the early 2000s, a recent Council recommendation and GPO-proposed pilot project are adding momentum to this model. This session also seeks feedback from the community regarding the value of digital deposit and problems it could solve regarding digital content for FDLs and the public we keep informed.

Duration: 59 minutes

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Preserving the National Collection: Services for Depository Libraries


  • Cindy Etkin, Senior Programming Planning Specialist (Librarian), Office of the Superintendent of Documents, GPO
  • Elizabeth McDaniel, Depository Coordinator, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary
  • David Walls, Preservation Librarian, LSCM, GPO

The Superintendent of Documents (SOD) can only ensure permanent public access to both the tangible and digital collections that make up the National Collection of U.S. Government Information by preserving it. Because GPO does not have a library collection, the National Collection is necessarily a distributed collection with holdings in depository libraries. This situation presents challenges to overcoming some unknowns about the collection. Join this session to hear how pilot projects will help provide answers, while at the same time laying the foundation for the SOD to provide continuing preservation services for Federal depository libraries.

Duration: 57 minutes

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LSCM Project Updates


  • Laurie B. Hall, Superintendent of Documents, Managing Director of LSCM, GPO
  • Lisa Russell, Senior Program Analyst, LSCM, GPO
  • Melissa Fairfield, Planning Specialist, LSCM, GPO
  • Jessica Tieman, Digital Preservation Librarian, LSCM, GPO
  • Susan Miller, Organizational Architect, LSCM, GPO
  • David Walls, Preservation Librarian, LSCM, GPO
  • Suzanne Ebanues, Supervisory Management Analyst, LSCM, GPO
  • Megan Minta, Collection Development Librarian, LSCM, GPO

Join staff members from GPO’s LSCM for updates on some of the major initiatives and projects being undertaken in support of the Federal Depository Library Program and Cataloging & Indexing Program.

Duration: 44 minutes

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Wednesday, April 17, 2019- Chat Log

Securing Information, Protecting Privacy, Providing Access: Legal Constructs and Library Impacts


  • Jane Canfield, Coordinator of Federal Documents, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico
  • Anthony D. Smith, Chief of Projects & Systems, LSCM, GPO

How can FDLP libraries, or any other libraries, manage to offer secure and authoritative information, ensure user privacy of data, and help protect how users access and use information? This session will take a look at current laws and regulations that focus on security and the impact on user privacy. It will also seek to provide insight on how libraries are managing in the new era of privacy.

Duration: 62 minutes

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Digital-Only Depository Libraries: The Triumphs and the Challenges


  • Stephen Parks, State Librarian, State Law Library of Mississippi
  • Leah Bromser-Kloeden, Division Manager of Collection Management Services, Loudoun County Public Library
  • Katherine Paterson, Civic Engagement Librarian, Loyola University Chicago
  • Lara Flint, Outreach Librarian, LSCM, GPO
  • Yvonne D. Williams, Cataloging Specialist, Serials/Government Publications, Memphis Public Libraries

As the FDLP has transitioned to a primarily electronic or digital program, new FDLP libraries like Loudoun County Public Library have joined as digital-only, choosing not to receive any tangible resources; other depositories, like Loyola University Chicago, are moving, or plan to move, in this same direction. A Council working group is examining what it means to be a digital-only depository and what effect this new model has on FDLP guidance and services as we work toward our vision “to provide Government information when and where it is needed.” Join us in this session to share your thoughts, ask your questions, and to:

  • Learn from the practices of a digital-only Depository Coordinator.
  • Understand the preparation necessary to transition to a digital-only library.
  • Discover what the working group has learned and their next steps.

Duration: 52 minutes

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DLC Closing Session

In this closing session, DLC Chair Lori Thornton and Chair Elect Mary S. Clark will moderate a discussion with the Depository Library Council, GPO staff, and the FDLP community on the following topics:

  • DLC Fall 2018 Recommendations & GPO Responses.
  • Issues the DLC will be focusing on in the next year.
  • Open Forum: Q&A with the FDLP Community.

Duration: 54 minutes

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