Challenges Emerge As Government Documents Increasingly Go Digital

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on July 15, 2003

From the 7/15/2003 Library Journal: “As government documents librarians incorporate more digital materials, they are finding that the very shape of their libraries is transformed,” by Marylaine Block.

  • “Like other documents librarians, Carolyn Kohler (government publications librarian at the University of Iowa) has found herself unexpectedly at the forefront of technological change and momentous political issues: the public’s right to know vs. legitimate security concerns; public accountability for government actions vs. government secrecy; permanent public access vs. instantaneous (but maybe temporary) electronic access.”
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