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UC Federal Documents Archive May 2015 Update

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UC Federal Documents Archive (UC FedDocArc) project team have just released an impressive update of activities since December 2014. Lead by Beth Dupuis (UCB), UCFedDocArc has made significant progress on a number of fronts, including:

  • Filed a final version of the Selective Housing Agreement, signed by all members of Council of University Librarians, to the Government Publishing Office and the California State Library.
  • Exploring print archive disclosure according to OCLC metadata standards
  • Approved disposition of dis-­‐bound and scanned items
  • Google sheet-fed digitization pilot continues
  • Working on enabling full-text access in HathiTrust
  • Discovered 99.996% accuracy of RLF shelf check for reliability of metadata records in the ILS of government documents shelved at RLFs
  • Conducted RLF monograph record comparisons
  • Berkeley’s complete set of ERIC microfiche documents to move to NRLF to become part of the UC Federal Documents Archive.
  • Possible ingest of other federal document digital collections, starting with US Geological Survey (USGS)

The complete update is now available and archived on the UC Libraries Advisory Structure’s Strategic Action Group 3: Collection Building & Management website: http://libraries.universityofcalifornia.edu/sag3/projects-and-groups

Many Hands

Beth Dupuis sends special thanks during this period to: Jesse Silva, Elizabeth Cowell, Dave Rez, Lynne Grigsby, Emily Stambaugh, Erik Mitchell, Colleen Carlton, Tin Tran, Andy Kohler, Charlotte Rubens, Jeff Loo, Paul Fogel, Renata Ewing, James Mabe, Glenn Gillespie, Tamara Takeshita, and the staffs at SRLF and NRLF.


In December 2013 the Council of University Librarians (CoUL), with endorsement of the UC Libraries Advisory Structure Strategic Action Group 3: Collection Building & Management, charged a UC Federal Documents Archive Project Team to design and implement a virtual archive of federal government documents which includes both print and digital copies of each document owned by the UCs.

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