Guide to U.S. Government Publications / John L. Andriot
A New Year, A New Profile?
This could be a good month to take a look at your FDLP Item Selection Profile (ISP). As a depository library, you can choose any of the item numbers available in the List of Classes. If you select an item number where the format listed is P, MF, DVD/CD, or if a particular format is not listed, you may receive a tangible publication in the mail. If you select an item number labeled EL, you will not receive anything but you can consult the New Electronic Titles list to see what publications with that item number are cataloged each month and copy catalog them or insert PURLs from the publications that are useful to you into your websites and guides.
Many depository libraries like to evaluate their item selection profile once a year to make sure it is current and the publications received are still relevant for their users.
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