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GODORT Programs at ALA Annual

We're pleased to announce our slate of programs and discussions at ALA Annual, including a reprise of Midwinter's popular Research Round Robin! See below for details.

SATURDAY June 24th, 10:00-11:30 [MCP W176a]

“Government information preservation: collections and collaboration”

Collecting and preserving government information in all formats, including print and born-digital, presents the opportunity for innovation and new ways of thinking about collections. Learn how libraries around the country are working to preserve government information in all formats as part of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), the Federal Information Preservation Network (FIPNet), and other initiatives.

Moderator: Susanne Caro, Federal Documents Task Force Coordinator


Anne Harrison, Librarian/Network Program Specialist, Library of Congress, FEDLINK
Roberta Gebhardt, Library Manager, Montana Historical Society
James R. Jacobs, U.S. Government Information Librarian, Stanford University Library
Robbie Sittel, Government Information Librarian, University of North Texas

SUNDAY June 25th, 8:30-10:00 [Palmer, Chicago Room]

GODORT Research Round Robin at ALA Annual

Are you working on a research project that involves government information, data, collections, instruction, research support, librarianship, or anything else? Do you have a daydream or inkling of something you’d like to work on? Are you interested in hearing about ideas that others are exploring?

You’re invited to join an informal and inclusive round robin of library folks who are conducting or exploring research in a variety of areas and contexts. We'll talk about documents, data, and media; collections, services, preservation, and much more!

Moderator: Shari Laster, GODORT Chair-Elect

MONDAY June 26th, 10:00-11:30 [MCP W178b]

“Government publications preservation in action: how it works and what it costs”

One crucial way that librarians ensure access to American history is through the preservation of government publications in paper and digital formats. A panel of librarians will discuss what is needed to identify, catalog, inventory, and plan for the digitization and preservation of government publications.

Moderator: Bernadine Abbott Hoduski

Barbara Sagraves, Interim Associate Librarian for Access and Collections, Dartmouth College Library, “A case history on the Readex & Dartmouth Serial Set Digitization Project”
Benjamin Walker, Associate Dean, Discovery, Digital Services & Shared Collections, University of Florida, “Centers of Excellence at the University of Florida: Preserving & Digitizing the Panama Canal papers”
Kate Tallman, Acting Head, Government Information Library, University of Colorado - Boulder, "Preservation stewardship in the Federal Information Preservation Network (FIPNet)"

For more on what's happening with GODORT at ALA, check out our list of meetings and events. See you in Chicago!