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Registry of U.S. Government Publication Digitization Projects

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Registry of U.S. Government Publication Digitization Projects

The Registry contains records for projects that include digitized copies of publications originating from the U.S. Government. The projects may or may not be Federally funded. They are from libraries, government agencies, or other non-profit institutions. The projects in the Registry are either entirely composed of digitized, U.S. Government publications or include a substantial number of them. Access to the digitized material must be free. In the rare case where a publication includes an element that is copyrighted, e.g. an image, the metadata in the Other Information section of the Registry entries will indicate that distinction. A Registry project entry typically includes a multi-volume publication title, a publication series title, or a specific range of a Federal agency’s publications, i.e. a set of publications identified by a classification range or by years of publication. Digitization projects are initiatives to create digitized collections of these sets of resources. Project entries derive from voluntary and solicited contributions from Federal depository and other libraries, Federal and other government agencies, and other non-profit institutions. GPO will input entries for the collections it digitizes. Project entries may include information about planned, in-process, ongoing, and complete projects. Contributors may update their entries at any time to update the status of their project or to change other information as needed. The goal is to provide comprehensive coverage of all appropriate digitization projects that include Federal publications. This has been added to Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Academic Resources 2006 Internet MiniGuide. This will be added to Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources White Paper.

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