Notable government documents 2007: Content and access remain key


It is impossible to review the year's outstanding government publication landscape without acknowledging that change remains paramount (see “Opportunity, Vision, Change,” LJ 5/15/06, p. 52). Just as striking, however, is that these changes go hand in hand with some familiar constants. Within this shifting environment, there are the consistency and dependability of government information itself, regardless of format or method of delivery. The ongoing dialog surrounding free access to government information is balanced against the, at times, compelling need for security and privacy; the continuing privatization of government information publishing; and the growing prevalence of digital versions replacing tangible texts, frequently with little attention paid to archiving the electronic version not just for tomorrow but for 50 to 100 years from now.

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