UC Federal Documents Archive Report

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To: UC Libraries Advisory Structure (via Marlo Young for information)
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From: Diane Bisom, Chair, Strategic Action Group 3: Collection Building & Management (SAG3)
Date: 17 September 2014

UC Colleagues,

A new report, UC Federal Documents Archive: Report and Recommendations, is now available and archived on the UC Libraries Advisory Structure's Strategic Action Group 3: Collection Building & Management website: http://libraries.universityofcalifornia.edu/sag3/projects-and-groups

In December 2013 the Council of University Librarians (CoUL), with endorsement of the UC Libraries Advisory Structure Strategic Action Group 3: Collection Building & Management, charged a UC Federal Documents Archive Project Team to design and implement a virtual archive of federal government documents which includes both print and digital copies of each document owned by the UCs.

The UC Federal Documents Archive: Report and Recommendations has been endorsed by CoUL, the UC Libraries Advisory Structure's Coordinating Committee and SAG3. Next steps for this project outlined in the report include the following, with additional information contained in the report in greater detail:

* Creating an archive in four phases that allows the UC Libraries to leverage the wealth of federal document materials already housed at the RLFs and to work methodically and efficiently with the collections owned by each of the UC Libraries.

* The formation of a new group that will coordinate the implementation of the archive.

* Ensuring that the UC Federal Documents Archive offers a complimentary digital copy of all items designated as part of the archive.

* Pursuing an agreement with the U.S. Government Printing Office and California State Library on a modified process for withdrawal of unneeded duplicates of depository titles from UC Libraries that suits the characteristics of a collaborative, large-scale, collection review project.

CoUL and the UC Libraries Advisory Structure thank members of the UC Federal Documents Archive Project Team for their stellar work in this important area of UC collections. Questions pertaining to the report may be directed to the Project Lead, Elizabeth Dupuis (UCB), or members of the Project Team.

Sincerely,

Diane Bisom

Chair, Strategic Action Group 3: Collection Building & Management

Last updated: September 19, 2014