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Newsletter of the Federal Depository Library Program

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May 1, 2003

GP 3.16/3-2:24/05
(Vol. 24, no. 05)

Public Printer Names Five To
Depository Library Council

Public Printer Bruce R. James has named five new members to the Depository Library Council to the Public Printer. Bringing diversified experience to the Council, the newly appointed members are:

  • Duncan Aldrich, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Charles Eckman, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • John W. Graham, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Cincinnati, OH
  • Cheryl Malone, University of Arizona School of Information Resources, Tucson, AZ
  • Barbara Selby, University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, VA

This is a reappointment for Mr. Aldrich, who was a Council member from 1997 to 2000 and served as Chair during 1999-2000. He is DataWorks Coordinator at the University of Nevada Reno Libraries. A land-grant institution, UNR was designated in 1907. It serves as the Regional Depository for Nevada, selecting 100% of the items distributed to depositories. Duncan worked as an Expert Consultant at GPO from 1996-1997 on issues related to the electronic transition. He also served as Chair of GODORT during 1993-1994. Currently he is active in ALA and ALA-GODORT and is Co-Chair of the ALA Task Force on Restrictions on Access to Government Information.

Charles D. (Chuck) Eckman is Head, Social Sciences Resource Group and Principal Government Documents Librarian, Social Sciences Resource Center, Green Library, Stanford University, Stanford, CA. Chuck has been Principal Government Documents Librarian in the Stanford University Libraries since 1995, and Director of the GATT Digital Archive project since 1999. He participates in a collaborative project of the World Trade Organization and Stanford University, and leads a group of eight institutional partners to develop a grant exploring the potential applicability of the LOCKSS software model to the FDLP (LOCKSS-DOCS project) (LOCKSS = Lots of copies keep stuff safe). Chuck is active in ALA - GODORT, and serves as chair of the International Documents Task Force.

John Graham is Head of the Public Documents and Patents Department at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio. This is one of the oldest depositories, receiving a Representative designation in 1884. The library is also a Patent Depository. John was selected to head a newly reconstituted Documents Department at the Public Library of Cincinnati, consolidating functions and improving overall access to resources. He also served as a resource for a PBS documentary, with particular reference to the U.S. Congressional Serial Set.

Cheryl Knott Malone is Associate Professor, School of Information Resources and Library Science (SIRLS), University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. The Main Library, University of Arizona, Tucson, has been a depository since 1907. Cheryl is currently working on a pilot project with the Main Library, SIRLS, and GPO to develop a virtual depository collection. She teaches graduate courses on Government information, social constructs of information, information literacy instruction, and online searching. She is also researching the construction and revision of the Information Sector in the North American Industry Classification System, and is an Affiliate with the Women's Studies program at the University of Arizona.

Barbara Selby is Documents Librarian at the Arthur J. Morris Law Library, University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia. The Law Library received a Senatorial depository designation in 1964. Barbara authors a Web page, "Federal Administrative Decisions & Other Actions" (http://www.law.virginia.edu/admindec), and is Co-editor of the Virginia Library Association's journal, Virginia Libraries. She is one of the directors of the Virginia Association of Law Libraries. Active in ALA GODORT, she received the Bernadine Abbott Hoduski Founders Award in 1999 for her work with state government information issues in Virginia.