GPO, LOC Restrict Access to Digital Materials

“A recent note on the govdoc-l mailing list provides a glimpse of the government restricting access to government information in the digital environment.

“The message is an invitation to review Library of Congress Subject Headings, 28th edition (‘e-LCSH‘).

“‘The Government Printing Office (GPO) and Library of Congress Cataloging Distribution Service (CDS) are investigating options for electronic dissemination of CDS cataloging publications to federal depository libraries’ but notes that ‘the Library of Congress Subject

Headings is a CDS sale product for which costs must be recovered.'”

Free Government Information. GPO Details Onerous Restrictions on Digital Materials. Oct. 6, 2005.

See also:

Nathaniel Kraft. Review of E-LCSH. Oct. 5, 2005.

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10/13/2005 at 08:29

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