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Regional depository information for selectives

The resources on this page are intended to assist depository librarians in serving the public.

About the FDLP

As part of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), the University of Minnesota Libraries serve as the Regional Depository for Minnesota, South Dakota, and Michigan. Regional Depository staff is available to help participating libraries.

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Needs and offers information

UMN Region U.S. Depository publications weeding and disposal guide

Selective federal depository libraries have guidelines about when and what to withdraw from their collections.

Regional needs and offers lists

The Regional Depository Library Disposal Guide is integral to ensuring the Regional has a complete set of federal government publications in a tangible format. For much of the collection, this policy is in effect when selective depositories in Minnesota, South Dakota, and Michigan choose to withdraw federal publications from their collections.

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Listserv information

MINNDOCS

The MINNDOCS Google Group is the official communications vehicle for Federal Depository Libraries in Minnesota, South Dakota, and Michigan. It is used for official messages from the Regional Library, for notices of meetings, and also for general information and questions for and from documents librarians in the region.

Requirements Each Federal Depository Library in these states is required to have at least one staff member on MINNDOCS. That staff member is responsible for communicating essential messages to appropriate staff. Any number of other staff members may also subscribe. Only members of the list may post messages.

Subscribe Contact Alicia Kubas, Government Publications and Regional Depository Librarian.

Michigan

To join the MICHDOC or the GOVDOC-M lists, please email cmorse@umich.edu.

GODORT of Michigan

Red Tape Blog

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Regional advisory group

Representatives from the University of Minnesota

Alicia Kubas, Government Publications and Regional Depository Librarian

Representatives from Minnesota selectives

Michael Gorman, St. Cloud State University

Naomi Skulan, University of Minnesota-Morris

Representative from South Dakota selectives

Elizabeth Fox, South Dakota State University

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Education and training

Resources to help manage your depository library.

Depository Management Basics webinar - including slide deck and handouts

SuDoc Tutorial

Michigan State University's SuDocs Basics

Watch & Learn Digest - a monthly digest with links to upcoming learning opportunities as well as recordings of previous webinars and webcasts.

FDLP Academy

Help! I'm an Accidental Government Information Librarian webinars - North Carolina Library Association

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Depository library locations

Map of Federal Depository Libraries in MN, SD, and MI Find a depository library

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State plans

Michigan State Plan

South Dakota State Plan

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Directories

Michigan selectives directory

Michigan has 40 Federal Depository Libraries. The Regional Depository at the University of Minnesota's Government Publications Library receives all materials distributed under the program. The other depositories select materials to serve the needs of their clientele. This directory indicates the proportion of available materials which is selected by each depository. It also indicates whether materials are retained beyond the 5 years required by law.

Minnesota selectives directory

Minnesota has 21 Federal Depository Libraries. The Regional Depository at the University of Minnesota's Government Publications Library receives all materials distributed under the program. The other depositories select materials to serve the needs of their clientele. This directory indicates the proportion of available materials which is selected by each depository. It also indicates whether materials are retained beyond the 5 years required by law.

South Dakota selective directory South Dakota has 9 selectives.

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