ABSTRACT

Government Printing, Publications, and Digital Information Management: Issues and Challenges [November 8, 2017]   [open pdf - 736KB]

"In the past half-century, in government and beyond, information creation, distribution, retention, and preservation activities have transitioned from a tangible, paper-based process to digital processes managed through computerized information technologies. [...] The Government Publishing Office (GPO) is a legislative branch agency that serves all three branches of the national government as a centralized resource for gathering, cataloging, producing, providing, authenticating, and preserving published information. [...] In light of the governance and technological changes of the past four decades, a relevant question for Congress might arise: To what extent can decades-old authorities and work patterns meet the challenges of digital government information? [...] This report examines three areas related to the production, distribution, retention, and management of government information in a primarily digital environment. These areas include: [1] the Joint Committee on Printing; [2] the Federal Depository Library Program; and, [3] government information management in the future."

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CRS Report for Congress, R45014
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2017-11-08
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Public Domain
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