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Editor’s Corner

Howdy everyone! My name is Laura Sare and I am the Government Information Librarian at Texas A&M University and your new DttP editor. I am looking forward to working with everyone to provide great articles about government information.

A little background about me, I have been working in the government information field for nineteen years now. I fell in love with government documents while working on my History thesis, which is when I discovered the State Department’s Foreign Relations of the United States—this is still my favorite federal publication.

I am active in GODORT and the Technical Report Archive and Image Library (TRAIL) group and I am currently volunteering in the HathiTrust US State Government Documents 1923–1977 Copyright Review Program, so be on the lookout for state publications now available in full view in HathiTrust. Many of these state documents are really interesting and are great primary resources for people needing state level information.

Enough about me for now, time for some shout-outs.

Happy twenty-fifth anniversary to the Government Printing Office (GPO) Electronic Information Access Enhancement Act of 1993! This law moved government information access into the digital age. For more background see https://www.districtdispatch.org/2018/06/happy-birthday-gpo-access-act/.

I want to thank Elizabeth Psyck for all her hard work as editor these past years and helping me transition into this position. I also want to thank Tim Clifford, part of ALA’s Production Services team, who gives all the professional polish to DttP and who is also helping me grasp the role of editor.

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