A virtual depository: The arizona project

Atifa Rawan, Cheryl Knott Malone

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The University of Arizona Library, in conjunction with the United States Government Printing Office's Library Programs Service, worked to create a model for a virtual depository by replacing tangible documents with their online counterparts whenever possible. The partnership was achieved by dedicated teamwork: the UAteam provided the searching and assessment; the GPO team provided the legal and organizational framework as well as the indexing. At the end of the pilot project's year the program was deemed to be a success and GPO and UA worked to make this process a more permanent one with positive long-term effects in terms of costs and human and physical resources. [Article copies available for a fee from The Haworth Document Delivery Service: 1-800-HAWORTH. E-mail address: <docdelivery@haworthpress. com> Website: <http://www.HaworthPress.com>

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Changing Face of Government Information
Subtitle of host publicationProviding Access in the Twenty-First Century
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781136443961
ISBN (Print)97802030515354
StatePublished - Oct 28 2013


  • Electronic depository collections
  • Electronic resources cataloging
  • Federal depository library program
  • Government documents
  • Mining
  • University libraries
  • Virtual depository

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Rawan, A., & Malone, C. K. (2013). A virtual depository: The arizona project. In The Changing Face of Government Information: Providing Access in the Twenty-First Century (pp. 5-18). Taylor and Francis.