Occasional Papers

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About GODORT Occasional Papers

Background:

In January 2002 the Publications Committee drafted a discussion paper entitled "Should Electronic Publishing be in GODORT's Future?". Included in this paper are both pros and cons regarding whether to undertake such an initiative as well as questions to ask and ideas of how to proceed. This idea was re-visited by the Publications Committee during the 2006 annual meeting and the proposal was brought to Steering by Barb Mann in 2008 (see Publications Committee Minutes Annual, 2008).  The series was discontinued in 2018.

Oversight:

This series was under the auspices of the Publication Committee (see PPM Publications Committee Chapter 24 section V. E. "Occasional Papers"). The Editorial Board consisted of the Publications Committee Past Chair, Chair-Elect, and two at-large members. The two at-large members were appointed to staggered two-year terms.

Guidelines:

Materials considered for inclusion in this series must pertain to some aspect of government information (e.g., local, state, federal, international). The series served as a place to publish substantial scholarly or analytic articles as well as other materials such as annotated bibliographies, reports, and preliminary research.

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GODORT Occasional Papers

Occasional Paper #1: “This Page Intentionally Blank:” Writing the Next Chapter in the Future of the Federal Depository Library Program. August, 2009. Bill Sleeman, Assistant Director for Technical Services, Thurgood Marshall Law Library, The University of Maryland School of Law.

Occasional Paper #2: Selected Bibliography of US Government and International Documents on Latin America and the Caribbean. August, 2009. Chella Vaidyanathan, History, Political Science, and U.S. Govt./ International Documents Librarian. University of Miami Libraries

Occasional Paper #3: Librarian’s Guide on How to Use the American Community Survey Multiyear Estimates. April, 2010. Steve Beleu. Regional Depository Librarian, Oklahoma Department of Libraries/Director, Oklahoma State Data Center Coordinating Agency.

Occasional Paper #4: 1957 Crisis at Central High: An Annotated Bibliography of Government Publications. April, 2010. Karen Russ, Government Documents Librarian at the Ottenheimer Library of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Sarah Ziegenbein, Documents Librarian at the Main Library of the Central Arkansas Library System in Little Rock.

Occasional Paper #5: Documents and Maps Association of Pennsylvania: The History of a Documents Network. March, 2011. Kathryn Yelinek, Reference Librarian/Coordinator of Government Documents at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

Occasional Paper #6: Reflecting Our Changing Culture and Society: How the U.S. Census Bureau Modifies its Survey Questions. June, 2011. Christina Steffy, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey School of Communication and Information.

Occasional Paper #7: Annotated Bibliography of Native American History from United States Federal Documents: Print and Online Resources. June, 2012. Brandon Burnette, Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Occasional Paper #8: The Distribution of Cited U.S. Congressional Committee Documents in the Academic Journal Literature: An Historical Survey. February, 2013. John Spencer Walters, Utah State University.

Occasional Paper #9: Facing Change: A Perspective on Government Publications Services in Canadian Academic Libraries in the Internet Age. November, 2013. Sherry Smugler, Government Publications and Reference Librarian University of Toronto.

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Copyright

All papers are published under a Creative Commons "Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike" license.

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Bibliographic information

Series title: GODORT Occasional Papers
Organization: ALA Government Documents Round Table
ISSN: 1948-6499
OCLC record #325066120

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Past Editorial Board Members

2008/09

James R. Jacobs, Stanford University (Publications Committee Chair)

John A. Stevenson, University of Delaware (Publications Chair-elect)

Marcy Allen, Pennsylvania State University

Barbara Miller, Oklahoma State University

2009/10

John A. Stevenson, University of Delaware (Publications Committee Chair)

Jim Church, UC Berkeley (Publications Chair-elect)

James R. Jacobs, Stanford University

Barbara Miller, Oklahoma State University

2010/11

James Church (Publications Committee Chair)

Helen M. Sheehy (Publications Committee Chair-elect)

James R. Jacobs, Stanford University

John A. Stevenson, University of Delaware

2011/12

Helen M. Sheehy (Publications Committee Chair)

Brett Cloyd (Publications Committee Chair-elect)

James R. Jacobs, Stanford University

John A. Stevenson, University of Delaware

2012/13

Brett Cloyd (Publications Committee Chair)

Karen Hogenboom (Publications Committee Chair-elect)

James Jacobs, Stanford University

Jim Church, University of California Berkeley

2013/14

Karen Hogenboom, Publications Committee Chair

Marianne Ryan, Publications Committee Chair-elect

James Jacobs, Stanford University

Jim Church, University of California Berkeley

2014/15

Marianne Ryan, Publications Committee Chair

Kevin McClure, Publications Committee Chair-elect

Karen Hogenboom, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

James Jacobs, Stanford University

2015/16

Valerie Glenn, Publications Committee Chair

Marianne Ryan, Northwestern University

Karen Hogenboom, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Sinai Wood, Baylor University

2016/17

Marianne Ryan, Publications Committee Past Chair

Robbie Sittel, Publications Committee Chair-elect

Sinai Wood, Baylor University

Karen Hogenboom, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2017/18

Valerie Glenn, Publications Committee Past Chair

Laura Sare, Publications Committee Chair-elect

Sinai Wood, Baylor University (2019)

Mark Anderson, University of Northern Colorado (2018)

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