Whether used as a text for library and information science students, as a resource for professional librarians needing to access the information produced by or for the federal establishment, or as a guide for researchers, this acclaimed title is an essential resource and a valuable tool guiding readers through the vast and constantly changing terrain of government information in print and electronic forms. Morehead describes administrative machinery and information systems of the Government Printing Office (GPO); introduces general checklists, indexes, and guides to government information; describes the Congress and intrinsic sources that comprise the legislative process; and details many other government publications. Morehead provides a broad overview of public access issues, giving special attention to the impact of electronic formats (notably the Internet's World Wide Web) on the dissemination of federal government information. He then describes administrative machinery and information systems
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JOE MOREHEAD, Professor, School of Information Science and Policy, State University of New York at Albany, received the first CIS/GODORT/ALA Documents to the People Award in 1977, the James Bennett Childs Award in 1989, and the Isadore Gilbert Mudge R. R. Bowker Award.
Chapter 1: The Transformation of Government Information Chapter 2: Government Printing Office Programs and Services Chapter 3: The Federal Depository Library Program Chapter 4: General Finding Aids and Selected Reference Sources Chapter 5: Legislative Branch Information Sources Chapter 6: The Presidency Chapter 7: Administrative Law: Regulations and Decisions Chapter 8: Legal Information Sources Chapter 9: Statistical Sources Chapter 10: Intellectual Property Chapter 11: Selected Departments and Agencies By Function Chapter 12: Geographic Information Sources
?Review of previous edition: Recommended that all libraries providing government information reference purchase this volume.?-Journal of Academic Librarianship
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