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March 15, 2003

GP 3.16/3-2:24/03
( Vol. 24, no. 03 )

Floppy Disk Data Now Available Online

With the addition of the CIC/Indiana University Floppy Disk Project to GPO’s roster of Permanent Public Access Partnerships, the note shown below is being inserted into the FDLP Guidelines for Determining Superseded Materials <http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/fdlp/coll-dev/supersede.html>.

Please note that the amendments to the Substitution List are pending, and a revision of that list will appear in a forthcoming issue of Administrative Notes.

A Note About Floppy Disks

Between approximately 1987 and 1999, some agencies provided floppy disk versions of some titles. In many cases libraries are unable to utilize these disks as hardware and software have become obsolete. In 2002, the Indiana University, Bloomington Libraries and the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) joined GPO in a partnership to make data from FDLP floppy disks available for download over the Internet via FTP. A searchable list of titles in the CIC Floppy Disk Project is available at <http://www.indiana.edu/~libgpd/mforms/floppy/floppy.html>.

Floppy disk titles appearing on this list are considered superseded, and may be discarded without further permission. In some cases, the online version may be substituted for the paper version. See the Substitution List <http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/fdlp/coll-dev/substitutions.html> to verify these titles.