DttP: Documents to the People

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Current Publisher: American Library Association (10.5860)
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Government Documents Round Table
DttP: Documents to the People, Volume 48, pp 25-29; doi:10.5860/dttp.v48i1.7339

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A draft of the 2020 revisions to GODORT's bylaws.
Linda Zellmer
DttP: Documents to the People, Volume 48, pp 10-12; doi:10.5860/dttp.v48i1.7335

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A method to evaluate a library’s government information collection using OCLC’s WorldCat is described. By searching material type codes for government publications, and limiting the search to an owning library, it is possible to find the number of cataloged government publications in a library’s collection. The system can be used to identify the age of government publications in a library, the number of items on a given subject, and find publications on a topic from a specific time period. This method of analysis is especially useful for analyzing government information collections when publications are cataloged into a library’s main collection. The search technique can be used to generate statistics on government publication collections which can be used to prepare reports on library collections and materials.
Laura Sare
DttP: Documents to the People, Volume 48, pp 2-2; doi:10.5860/dttp.v48i1.7330

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Howdy everyone! It is 2020 and Census Day is April 1, 2020. There are many changes with the Census this year. Census 2020 will be the first census that people can respond to online. Sometimes people are not sure where to be counted (for example people in shelters and college students) and the Census Bureau has been working on this issue since 2015 (https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census/2020-census/about/residence-rule.html). For more information check out the 2020 Census Operational Plan—https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census/2020-census/planning-management/planning-docs/operational-plan.html.
Kenya Flash, Dominique Hallett
DttP: Documents to the People, Volume 48, pp 8-9; doi:10.5860/dttp.v48i1.7334

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Many and wondrous are the tales told by government information professionals of their interactions with these boundless sources of information. This discovery was made as Kenya and Dominique were compiling information from the recent for “Who are we the people” survey. In the survey conducted in late 2018-early 2019 we included the following question:Tell us your favorite government documents/government information story. If you would like your name to be included with your story, please include it here, otherwise your story might be published as an anonymous story from the survey.
Sandy Staebell, Sue Lynn McDaniel
DttP: Documents to the People, Volume 48, pp 13-20; doi:10.5860/dttp.v48i1.7336

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Government Documents Round Table
DttP: Documents to the People, Volume 48, pp 24-24; doi:10.5860/dttp.v48i1.7338

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In the accompanying document, text to be removed is indicated by strike though. Proposed new text is bolded and underlined.Purpose:To provide a clearer, more accurate definition of Task Forces, Interest Groups, and Discussion groups.To clarify the roles and differences between Task Forces, Interest Groups, and Discussion groups.To allow Interest Groups to have a voting member on steering.
Susanne Caro
DttP: Documents to the People, Volume 48, pp 3-3; doi:10.5860/dttp.v48i1.7331

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Greetings Members! The New Year is typically a time of reflection, looking at the past year and evaluating the good and the bad. This has been one heck of a year for government information; the National Science Foundation brought us the first image of a black hole, the Mueller Report was one of the most eagerly awaited publications of the year, and United Nations Climate Change Conference reports have called the world to action. At the state level California banned plastic straws, Washington State tightened gun safety regulations, New York strengthened renter’s rights, and more states either legalized or decriminalized marijuana. It has been difficult to keep track of it all.
Jane Canfield
DttP: Documents to the People, Volume 48, pp 4-5; doi:10.5860/dttp.v48i1.7332

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Think about a disaster that you have never experienced personally or that occurs in other areas but not where you live. For me, that is a wildfire. Now, imagine that the only available information is in a language you cannot read or understand. For my first few years living in Puerto Rico that was me.
Kristina Hall
DttP: Documents to the People, Volume 48, pp 21-23; doi:10.5860/dttp.v48i1.7337

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This article describes a copyright review program at HathiTrust which sought to determine the copyright status of individual US state government documents. The copyright project was carried out from 2014 to November 2019, and more than thirty-five people from different institutions took part.
Heather Christenson
DttP: Documents to the People, Volume 48, pp 6-7; doi:10.5860/dttp.v48i1.7333

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