Information for Federal Depository Libraries in Georgia
The University of Georgia Libraries is the state's regional depository for U.S. government documents, receiving and retaining all publications made available through the Federal Depository Library Program. The UGA Libraries also serves as liaison between the selective depository libraries in Georgia and the U.S. Government Publishing Office.
This section contains information for federal depository libraries in Georgia, including the Georgia State Plan for Federal Depository Libraries, the current disposal guidelines and discard list procedures and substitution guidelines to replace tangible materials with online equivalents as well as a listing of all Georgia depository libraries. For further information about the Federal Depository Library Program in Georgia please contact Valerie Glenn.
Please see the Georgia documents section for information about documents published by the State of Georgia.
Government documents-related listservs
DOCSGA-L is the official listserv for the depository libraries in Georgia and is used to distribute instructions, announcements, description of processing techniques and practices, interpretation of regulations, and discussion of specific procedures, activities and ideas concerning the FDLP in Georgia. All Georgia depository library coordinators should be subscribed to the DOCSGA-L; the list is also open to other depository library staff members as well as those who have an interest in government documents in Georgia. Contact Valerie Glenn to subscribe.
GOVDOC-L is a moderated listserv-based discussion forum about government information and the Federal Depository Library program. Many subscribers are librarians in and out of government, although private and public information producers are represented as well.
DOCTECH-L is devoted to questions regarding the technical processing of government documents; it is not a place for reference questions, position announcements, or conference announcements. The list is specifically for people who are directly affiliated with processing government documents.
MAPS-L - the Maps and Air Photo Systems Forum is an international discussion forum for Librarians dealing with cartographic information, cartographers, remote sensors, geographers, and cartomaniacs of all types. The subject that ties everything together is cartographic information in all its forms, formats and uses. MAPS-L is not affiliated with any professional organization or particular library.
Government documents-related organizations
Government Information Interest Group (GIIG) - Georgia Library Association
The Government Information Interest Group (GIIG) promotes the use and accessibility of federal, state, and local documents as well as foreign and international documents and provides support, information-sharing, and instruction for government documents at all levels.
Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) - American Library Association
The Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) provides a national forum for the discussion of problems and concerns and for the exchange of ideas among librarians working with government documents. It is also a force for initiating and supporting programs to increase the availability, use and bibliographic control of documents. GODORT strives to increase communication between documents librarians and other librarians and contributes to the extension and improvement of education and training of documents librarians.