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Missouri State Government Information Conference: 2002

A conference for librarians, archivists and state government specialists who share an interest in state government information


Access in a Networked World

FDLP Electronic Collection
George Barnum, Electronic Collection Manager with the United States Government Printing Office.  George will talk about the background, purpose and future of the FDLP Electronic Collection, the role of the Electronic Collection Manager, and the challenge of maintaining permanent public access to government information in a networked environment.  Information about the Electronic Collection is available on the web at

Electronic FDLP for Depository Management
Nena Thomas, Head of Reference and Government Documents Coordinator at the University of Missouri-Rolla, and Frances Piesbergen, Documents Librarian at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, will discuss some of the consequences of an electronic FDLP for depository library management.  Come prepared for a lively discussion.

Community Connection
Barbara Rehkop, Manager of Information Services at St. Louis Public Library. Barbara will introduce us to the Community Connection:  a statewide database of community resources and consumer information available on the Web at  Community Connection began as a four-county pilot in May 1998. Still growing, with over 20,000 resources listed in the database, it currently receives over 20,000 visits a month. All Missouri counties have entries, as well as many counties in states adjacent to Missouri.

Marchive GPO Records Service
Tammy Stewart, Government Documents Librarian, and Amy Hankins, Government Documents/Maps Associate, both at Southwest Missouri State University, will discuss processing and cataloging maintenance procedures for use with the Marcive GPO records service. This nuts and bolts session assumes no background with Marcive or any other commercial cataloging service, and is the first of what we hope to be an annual conference tradition of programs focusing on the day to day work of depository operations.

Government Information Locator Service
Pat Antrim, Assistant Professor and Government Documents Librarian at Central Missouri State University summarizes her dissertation research on the development of GILS, the Government Information Locator Service. The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980 required that the Office of Management and Budget implement a Federal Information Locator System. This system was designed to reveal duplicate paperwork requests. In 1995, Congress revised the Paperwork Reduction Act and mandated the development of the Government Information Locator Service (GILS). This service was designed to reveal how the public could locate government information. How did we get from FILS to GILS? Pat tells the story.