what is going on with federal depository libraries

Government Information in the Digital Age: The Once and Future Federal Depository Library Program. The Federal Depository Library Program run by the GPO is changing, dramatically. How will this affect you, and your patrons’ access to goverment information? James Jacobs and Shinjoung Yeo have made a preprint of an article they’ve written available.

We believe the GPO’s proposed model will do more to endanger long-term access to government information than ensure it. Libraries have been slow to offer alternatives. Many librarians have even supported GPO’s proposals — perhaps because the long-term implications are not clear.