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Government Documents Librarian
|Bill (William) Sabin, Jr.
Library Support Assistant
The Astate Library was designated a federal depository library in 1913, and it is believed that Representative Thaddeus H. Caraway, Congressman from Jonesboro, was responsible for securing depository library status for Astate. The Dean B. Ellis Library is one of 1,270 federal depository libraries throughout the United States and territories that provide free access to the information resources of the federal government, and one of 13 federal depository libraries in the state of Arkansas. The Library's collection contains more than 100,000 U.S. government publications, in print, microform, and electronic formats.
The deadline to apply to take part in the first LSCM Pilot Project has been extended to Friday, October 15, 2021.
The first opportunity is scoped as cataloging, item-level inventory, condition assessment, and digitization of between 200-300 monographs from the U.S. Department of War (formed 1789; dissolved 1947), Superintendent of Documents call number stem W, or other war-era temporary agencies. The scope of the documents should be either the U.S. war years of WWI (1914-1918) or WWII (1941-1945).
LSCM Pilot Projects are opportunities for FDLP libraries to collaborate with GPO in areas such as cataloging, collection inventory, condition assessments, and preservation. These jointly-conducted projects are envisioned to benefit the larger FDLP community and ultimately to enhance access to the National Collection of U.S. Government Public Information.
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"To enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans."
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