US: Permanent Public Access to Government Documents

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 /U.S. Newswire/ — Archivist of the United States John W. Carlin and United States Public Printer Bruce R. James announced today an agreement whereby the Government Printing Office (GPO) and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) will ensure the documents you see today on GPO Access ( http://www.gpoaccess.gov ), the GPO web site that provides free online public access to more than 250,000 Federal Government titles, will remain available permanently.
„GPO is committed to providing permanent public access to the online versions of the most important Government publications. That is why we are honored that NARA has recognized our commitment to making thisinformation available today and to preserving it for future generations by making us an archival affiliate,“ said Public Printer James. Archivist Carlin said „Preserving the essential evidence of our Government’s
work is a serious responsibility and we feel confident that working together with GPO will enable us to ensure that these records will continue to be available for all to use.“

[Yahoo News via Open Access News/SPARC Open Access Newsletter]


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