Statistical Abstract of the United States - Re: update on Census Bureau program cuts
After Lori Smith's GOVDOC-L posting "Re: update on Census Bureau program cuts" was shared with the ALA Council list, I responded with the following. I invite GODORT members who are interested in preserving this publication and the Census units which compile it to share information and talking points here.
As Larry Romans noted, there's been a trickle of news about this but the email you forwarded contains important information. For some years now, the Statistical Abstract of the United States has been issued in three formats. While much is available online and on CD-ROM, librarians have noticed that the electronic rights to some of the privately gathered data prevents it from being made included in electronic editions.
As Counselor for the Government Documents Round Table, I will work with my round table and other concerned groups to gather information about the publications and the data-compiling units affected. My sense is that this publication, now in its 130th edition, is a wonderful tool that shouldn't be sacrificed without discussion to save a small amount of money.