A virtual depository: The Arizona project

Atifa Rawan, Cheryl Knott Malone

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The University of Arizona Library, in conjunction with the United States Government Printing Office's Library Programs Service, worked to create a model for a virtual depository by replacing tangible documents with their online counterparts whenever possible. The partnership was achieved by dedicated teamwork: the UAteam provided the searching and assessment; the GPO team provided the legal and organizational framework as well as the indexing. At the end of the pilot project's year the program was deemed to be a success and GPO and UA worked to make this process a more permanent one with positive long-term effects in terms of costs and human and physical resources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-18
Number of pages14
JournalReference Librarian
Issue number94
StatePublished - Sep 14 2006


  • Electronic depository collections
  • Electronic resources cataloging
  • Federal Depository Library Program
  • Government documents
  • Mining
  • University libraries
  • Virtual depository

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences


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