DttP: Documents to the People

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EISSN : 00912085
Current Publisher: American Library Association (10.5860)
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Hallie Pritchett
DttP: Documents to the People, Volume 47, pp 3-3; doi:10.5860/dttp.v47i3.7118

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Government Documents Round Table
DttP: Documents to the People, Volume 47, pp 20-22; doi:10.5860/dttp.v47i3.7123

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Laura Sare
DttP: Documents to the People, Volume 47, pp 2-2; doi:10.5860/dttp.v47i3.7117

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Emma Cross, Sylvie LaFortune
DttP: Documents to the People, Volume 47, pp 6-14; doi:10.5860/dttp.v47i3.7121

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Kristine Stilwell
DttP: Documents to the People, Volume 47, pp 4-4; doi:10.5860/dttp.v47i3.7119

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Traci Emerson, Sara Bensley
DttP: Documents to the People, Volume 47, pp 15-19; doi:10.5860/dttp.v47i3.7122

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Isabel Altamirano
DttP: Documents to the People, Volume 47, pp 5-5; doi:10.5860/dttp.v47i3.7120

Abstract:The first thing that you feel when an airplane lands is the effect of the brakes to slow it down. But, as the report “The Use of Wheel Brakes on Airplanes” points out, the use of brakes had to be proven to be safe before becoming part of standard operating procedures.
Jane Canfield
DttP: Documents to the People, Volume 47, pp 6-7; doi:10.5860/dttp.v47i2.7031

Abstract:In a 1995 response letter to a request from Senator Richard Shelby to identify how many government documents are published in languages other than English, the General Accounting Office (GAO) identified 265 documents published from 1990 to 1994. Of those documents, 50 had been published by the Social Security Administration, and 83 percent were written in Spanish. Today, a quick search in the Catalog of Government Publications (CGP) identifies 7,047 documents in Spanish.
Amy Brunvand
DttP: Documents to the People, Volume 47, pp 16-18; doi:10.5860/dttp.v47i2.7033

Abstract:Anne Carson’s Autobiograpy of Red is one of those beloved poetry books that everyone kept telling me to read, but somehow I never got around to it until recently. Imagine my surprise to find government documents librarianship at the crux of the story! In Carson’s poetic novel, our hero Geryon is so full of artistic and erotic passion that he appears as a winged red monster. After he is dumped by a lover, “Geryon’s life entered a numb time, caught between the tongue and the taste,” a poetic dark-night-of-the-soul rendered metaphorically as a job shelving government documents in a joyless library basement. The forlorn, distinctly unpoetic texts are stored on shelves labeled in all caps, “EXTINGUISH LIGHT WHEN NOT IN USE.” This accuracy of detail suggests that back in 1998 when the poem was written Carson had most likely encountered an actual Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) collection. Nonetheless, she is kind to the librarians who occupy their dusty world willingly and consider Geryon “a talented boy with a shadow side.” Now that so much government information is online, this gloomy subterranean library may someday come to seem like pure imagination, a poet’s fanciful invention of an impossibly drab occupation.
Susanne Caro
DttP: Documents to the People, Volume 47, pp 19-19; doi:10.5860/dttp.v47i2.7034

Abstract:Favorite spot in Fargo / North DakotaMy favorite spot is Island Park. It is near the river, has music and dancing during the summer, and wonderful, big trees. It is like a little forest in the middle of Fargo.Favorite pastime/hobbyI am a cos-player. It mixes some of my passions: science fiction, sewing, and art. I enjoy the challenge of taking something that was a 2-D image and making something that works on a real human. I’ve also started doing standup comedy.