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New Book for Students Interested in Government Information

A new book available at Dewey Library entitled Managing Electronic Government Information in Libraries: Issues and Practices will interest students who need to work with or access government information electronically. Information Science students interested in working as government documents librarians as well as those interested in working as reference, map, digital, or technical services librarians may also find this book useful.

Since this book was edited by Andrea M. Morrison for the Government Documents Round Table of ALA, its focus is on discussing the issues of electronic government collections specifically for depository libraries. However, it provides useful information for all types of libraries. With the government providing information electronically more and more, the issues of providing access to it becomes a concern for all. For example, in the past you could find the printed IRS tax forms at most public libraries. Now, since the IRS has stopped printing most specialized forms, public librarians need to know how to access these forms for their patrons.

This book also provides guidance for implementing and improving services for various populations like the underserved, young adults, and children. It also touches upon collection development, bibliographic control as well as integrating electronic government documents into reference services. It discusses the managing of local, state, federal, as well as international electronic government resources as well.

Managing Electronic Government Information in Libraries: Issues and Practices currently is shelved in the New Books Display behind the monitor on the first floor but later will be shelved at Dewey Z 688 G6 M37 2008.

Blog post created by Judith Mueller