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depos′itory li`brary


n.
a library designated by law to receive all or a selection of U.S. government publications.
[1925–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.depository library - a depository built to contain books and other materials for reading and study
athenaeum, atheneum - a place where reading materials are available
carrell, cubicle, carrel, stall - small individual study area in a library
depositary, depository, repository, deposit - a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping
circulating library, lending library - library that provides books for use outside the building
reading room - a room set aside for reading
stacks - storage space in a library consisting of an extensive arrangement of bookshelves where most of the books are stored
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We've engaged the depository library community in a dialog to define the future of this program while continuing to move it toward a predominately electronic basis as required by the Congress.
Given TYG's unique collection of Ming local histories, a Depository Library of Local Histories was established inside the Tianyige Museum.
It has a research collection approaching a half million volumes and is the depository library for Saskatchewan government publications.
Because the federal government now relies on electronic information formats for its depository library program, the bound compilations of the Congressional Record are now distributed only to regional depositories of to one library in each state without a regional depository.
Rainy days send Jim and Phyllis Moffet to the Patent and Trademark Depository Library in Springfield, Ill., like ducks to a puddle.
OCLC's origins and reputation were built upon creating and managing cataloging data, but according to Taylor Surface, OCLC's director of Content Management Services, "WDDA extends our mission beyond the bibliographic to the actual document itself." Despite the great trend toward online information, Surface points out that "There's a dearth of solutions that are geared toward preserving digital content." Previous limited projects, Surface explains, have inspired OCLC's grander effort, "OCLC is building on other projects that look at the issues surrounding the preservation of electronic content in a digital depository library setting.
The year 2000 marks the Library of Michigan's 140th consecutive year serving the citizens of Michigan as a federal depository library. A profile of the new State Librarian of Michigan, Christie Pearson Brandau, is given, including her goals as State Librarian, initiatives she has been part of, and upcoming projects.
Trademarks, or in your state office or visit a patent and trademark depository library. Professional trademark search firms, such as Trademark Service Corporation (800-872-6275)or Thomson and Thomson (800-692-8833), can also assist for fees that can cost up to $350.
Copies of the proposed boat emissions standard, as published in the Federal Register, may be obtained at any federal depository library. Electronic copies are available through EPA's Mobile Source Bulletin Board at (919) 541-5742 or (919) 541-5384.
The E.5 release is also available at the roughly 1,300 libraries in the Government Depository Library System.
"In doing so, the GPO Gateway/WINDO service would complement agency dissemination efforts while providing a more effective way to inform the public through the Federal Depository Library Program.

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