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The Federal Depository Library Program: A History

The Federal Depository Library Program: A History

The Washington State Library has been a member of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) since 1858, when it was the Washington Territorial Library. As an FDLP member, the Washington State Library receives federal government publications in numerous formats, and offers access to these resources and reference assistance. The FDLP provides free access to U.S. government information. Beginning in 1813, the program was initially headed by the U.S. Secretary of State and disseminated Congressional journals to the public through select libraries and historical societies….

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Celebrating Black History Month with Federal Publications

Celebrating Black History Month with Federal Publications

February is dedicated to honoring African-Americans and their contributions to our country’s history. As a participant in the Federal Depository Library Program, the Washington State Library receives publications produced by the federal government. This collection contains a wealth of resources for exploring the rich history of African-Americans in the United States. This blog post will highlight some of the available material. Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007 provides a biography of the 121 black members of Congress over the 137 years…

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Federal publications at the Washington State Library

Federal publications at the Washington State Library

The Washington State Library, a division of the Office of Secretary of State, is the Regional Federal Depository Library for Washington and Alaska in the FDLP program administered by the Government Publishing Office. This means that the Library receives almost all of the federal publications produced and distributed by the Government Publishing Office. In addition to providing historical and current information about federal programs and affairs, federal publications offer a surprising amount of state and local information for researchers. Perhaps…

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Newly Received Federal Publications April – June 2017

Newly Received Federal Publications April – June 2017

The following publications were received during April – June 2017. The titles included in this document represent the many valuable publications produced by the Government Publishing Office (GPO) and distributed to federal depository libraries through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). The Washington State Library is the Regional Federal Depository Library for the states of Washington and Alaska. History Office of the Historian, U.S. House of Representatives. “Women in Congress.” US House of Representatives: History, Art & Archives. Government Publishing Office,…

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It Keeps Getting Better: Access to Historic Congressional Information

It Keeps Getting Better: Access to Historic Congressional Information

The Government Printing Office (GPO) in partnership with the Library of Congress just announce the release of the digital (online) availability of the Bound Congressional Record, 1961 – 1970 on govinfo.gov.  This means you can now search the Bound Congressional Record from 1961 to the present! If you remember that era there is probably some iconic event that stays fresh in your mind such as the invasion of the Beatles and other British rock groups, the Assassinations of President John F….

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WSL Updates for March 9, 2017

WSL Updates for March 9, 2017

Volume 13, March 9, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) SERVICE EXCELLENCE IN YOUR LIBRARY 2) JOIN NASA IN CELEBRATING EARTH DAY 3) SUMMER MEALS PROGRAM 4) TRENDS ANALYSIS 5) CONFRONTING MISINFORMATION 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK Please follow and like us:

WSL Updates for February 23, 2017

WSL Updates for February 23, 2017

Volume 13, February 23, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE 2) FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE HISTORY 101 3) BEYOND THE WALLS – TV WHITESPACE FUNDING 4) THE CHANGING ROLE OF LIBRARIES 5) ALA LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK ————————————————————————————————————— Please follow and like us:

WSL Updates for January 19, 2017

WSL Updates for January 19, 2017

Volume 13, January 19, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) WSL SERVICE CHANGES 2) FREE COMPUTERS – MIA LAB GRANTS 3) PRESERVATION GRANTS FOR SMALLER INSTITUTIONS 4) RECORDINGS AT RISK GRANTS 5) BEYOND GOOGLE – FINDING GOVERNMENT INFORMATION 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK Please follow and like us:

Hidden gems in State Library’s federal collection

Hidden gems in State Library’s federal collection

State Library staffers who oversee the federal collection look at one of the collection’s maps. It’s no surprise that the Washington State Library houses many books, maps and other documents related to our state government and Washington in general. After all, it is the STATE Library. What many don’t know is that it also keeps a vast collection of more than a million federal documents. In fact, our State Library has been collecting federal publications since its beginning as a…

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