December 2010


Last week, Google opened an electronic book store, stocked with over 3 million books, which are compatible with Web browsers, iPhone, Android, and most e-Readers. Most of these are free, public domain titles, but the store also offers for sale hundreds of thousands of copyrighted titles.

For more, read http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/06/AR2010120607021.html

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St. John’s University Library is a member of the Federal Depository Libraries Program (FDLP), a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO).

Help us serve you better by completing a short (16-question) survey — your anonymous answers will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be shared with the U.S. Government Printing Office and the STJ Library. The Federal Depository Program provides free and permanent public access to Federal Government information.

You can take the survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HSLCRRB

The survey is open from now until February 28, 2010.

As stated in GPO website, the “core mission of Keeping America Informed, dated to 1813 when Congress determined to make information regarding the work of the three branches of government available to all Americans. The U.S. Government and Printing Office (GPO) provides publishing and dissemination services for the official and authentic government publications to Congress, Federal agencies, Federal depository libraries, and the American public.” Online access to much of this material available through the GPO Access website: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/index.html

Contact Anthony Todman, Reference/Government Documents Librarian, at 718.990.5083 or todmana@stjohns.edu for more information about the FDLP survey or the FDLP program at St. John’s.

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