The Documents Department of the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida is a Regional Federal Documents Depository serving Florida and the Caribbean. In the digital era, the idea of access to “networked information” seems fairly standard and it seems tied to the technological delivery system. That’s far from the truth though because the concept of shared, accessible, connected information has been supported by programs like the Federal Document Library Program for so much longer. The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) was established by Congress to ensure that the American public has access to its Government’s information. Since 1813, depository libraries have safeguardedRead More →