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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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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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WSL Updates for June 8, 2017

WSL Updates for June 8, 2017

Volume 13, June 8, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) WSL PRESENTS: NEWS FROM WASHINGTON LIBRARIES! 2) UPDATE – EVERY CHILD READY TO READ 3) MEASURES THAT MATTER PART TWO 4) PROQUEST GOES HTTPS 5) THE PRESIDENT’S BUDGET 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK Please follow and like us:

Access to Historic Congressional Information

Access to Historic Congressional Information

From the desk of Rand Simmons Remember these? The Administrations of Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Jimmy Carter Passage/ratification of the 26th Amendment (allowing 18-year-olds to vote) Watergate The end of the Vietnam War The US Bicentennial Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 The Iran Hostage Crisis OPEC and the Oil Crises of the 1970s Title IX Amendment of the Higher Education Act The 1970’s. Ugh! High gas prices, low mpg, and 55 mph speed limits! So what was going…

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