e-gov pubs

Up for Discussion

Please share your thoughts on the following topic. Many of us are in the same position and we can learn from one another.

  I am wondering how to balance providing electronic access to documents along with print copies within our collection. Do you print out all electronic documents for example, so that there is a hard copy in the Library, or only provide electronic copies of certain publications?

Ransom Wanted!

An interesting story involving government documents in the US. Jared Benedict bought 56 000 public domain maps on CD-Rom for $1600 form the USDG and held them ransom. He said he would release them once he had recouped the cost of the maps and when it was raised he would place all of the maps on the Internet Archive for all to use. The money was raised in a day and plans are underway to put them online.