Online Documents Distribution Procedures
Beginning in 2005, the Nebraska State Documents Program changed from a microfiche
distribution program into a digital preservation and alerting program. The Depository
program is now being redirected toward preserving electronic versions of
the same high-priority documents that were formerly sent to depositories on
microfiche. They are being downloaded or scanned, archived on a Library
Commission server, and linked from
Publications Online, which
will continue to
be a comprehensive web listing of state agency publications.
regular alerts about new state government publications via the What's Up Doc
newsletter, which now includes stable urls of the ones that have been
will also continue to rely on state agencies to send publications to the
Publications Clearinghouse, and on our Depository and other library partners to
assist us in making Nebraska government information available. General
procedures will be as follows:
arriving in print that would have been distributed in microfiche in the past
If an online
equivalent exists on the web it will be downloaded to our site and given a
If there is no
online equivalent it will be scanned and given a stable url.
The url of the
online version will be included in the OCLC catalog record.
items not received in print.
The item will be
claimed and print copies requested.
If print copies
are not forwarded by the agency we will evaluate the publication and either
print it ourselves and catalog it or catalog the electronic version.
Items that would
have been distributed on microfiche will be downloaded and given a stable url,
which will be included in the OCLC catalog record
If the item is a
serial (e.g. annual report, newsletter) an index web page will be created that
lists individual reports/issues.
The url of the
index page will be included in OCLC catalog records.
will receive email alerts with titles, OCLC numbers, and urls.
be produced for key items