Archive for the 'Access to Information' Category

Good-bye to Canada’s DSP

As of December 31, 2013, the Depository Services Program for Canada, which has existed since 1927, will be ending. The DSP will only be capturing born digital  publications produced by government agencies. The DSP will no longer be a central distribution point for print publications. As a result of the […]

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Access to U.S. Government Resources during the shutdown

So many libraries and organizations such as the Congressional Research Service  have created amazing resources and LibGuides during the Government shutdown.  Here are a few in case you’re needing information that is currently unavailable: The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has produced the following reports: Government Shutdown: Operations of the Department […]

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Canadian government documents and websites at risk!

The distribution of government documents is crucial to keeping citizens informed and able to make decisions.  Governments everywhere have experienced budgetary concerns and as a result, many depository programs are faced with challenges that seem insurmountable considering the lack of funds and staff to assure the maintenance of access to […]

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