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The Documents Expediting Project, 1946–2004

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Title:The Documents Expediting Project, 1946–2004
Authors:Sinclair, Gwen
LC Subject Headings:Documents Expediting Project
Library of Congress
Government publications
United States. Government Printing Office.
Federal Depository Library Program
Date Issued:18 Jun 2019
Publisher:American Library Association
Citation:Sinclair, G. (2019). The Documents Expediting Project, 1946-2004. DttP: Documents to the People 47(2): 8-15.
Abstract:The Documents Expediting Project (DocEx), an acquisition
and distribution service for federal documents that operated
out of the Library of Congress (LC) from 1946 to 2004,
was an important source of non-depository items, second copies,
and fugitive documents. In addition to distributing documents
to subscribing libraries and other organizations, DocEx
supplied documents to the Superintendent of Documents for
inclusion in the Monthly Catalog of United States Government
Publications (MoCat). DocEx stands as a model of cooperation
between libraries, library associations, LC, federal agencies,
the Superintendent of Documents, and vendors to facilitate
the acquisition and distribution of millions of documents that
would otherwise have disappeared.
Description:Journal article published in DttP: Documents to the People, Vol 47, No 2 (Summer 2019)
Pages/Duration:27 pages
Rights:This document is the accepted manuscript version of a published work that appeared in final form in DttP: Documents to the People. To access the final edited and published work see
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Journal:DttP: Documents to the People
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