Revised August 2012
CCPL was designated a selective federal documents depository library
in 1980 as a result of senatorial recommendation. The Campbell County
Public Library's government publications collection includes federal and
Wyoming documents, as well as a small selection of local publications.
A separate statement addressing more specific issues regarding this collection
is also kept on file.
CCPL currently selects slightly over 12% of documents available.
CCPL complies with Instruction for Depository Libraries and Guidelines
for the Depository Library System.
The primary clientele of CCPL's federal documents collection are Campbell
County residents, businesses, and agencies. Since Wyoming has only one
federal Congressional district, CCPL also serves as a depository library
to all Wyoming residents.
The Congressional district is served by the selection of items
of state/regional interest and by the selection of publications
which provide a national perspective. Wyoming depository libraries
share resources through the interlibrary loan process. This process
has become possible because all state depositories load holdings
records into the state-wide catalog.
Documents currently selected reflect the economic, political, and social
concerns of Campbell County, which extend to state/regional and national
levels. Selection changes may be warranted as a result of:
- CCPL's congressional district responsibilities.
- statewide cooperative collection development agreements.
- state/regional concerns and some federal concerns.
Selections will also be reviewed against the suggested core of
item numbers for small and medium-sized libraries. Currently, CCPL
selects 100% of the recommended item numbers list, many in an electronic format available on the internet.
Item records are used to construct statistics. These statistics identify
use and project collection development needs due to public demand. Approximately
one percent of the depository's collection is placed in the regular nonfiction
Area of Selection
CCPL currently has no plans for retrospective collecting in any subject
areas. The following major subject areas are developed and maintained electronically:
- Natural resources and environment
- Forest Service and Soil Conservation publications, Environmental
Protection Agency publications, and Department of Interior publications,
especially those pertaining to water, Indian affairs, mines and
mineral, National Park Services, Fish and Wildlife Service, and
- Energy. Includes extensive collection of Energy Information Administration
- Weather and climate
- Labor, business, commerce
- In particular, Labor Statistics Bureau, Mine Safety and Health
Administration, Women's Bureau.
- Small Business Administration publications
- Census publications
- Health/human services and consumerism
- Specific to health/human services, publications concerning Social
Security, health statistics, health care delivery, children, cancer,
and Food and Drug Administration publications.
- Specific to consumerism, Food and Drug Administration and Consumer
Information Center publications.
- Education and libraries
- Collected extensively from Department of Education for both areas.
- Collected especially from the Library of Congress, National Archives,
National Library of Medicine; specific to library administration,
from Personnel Management Office.
- Superintendent of Documents publications
- Laws/regulations (judicial and administrative court decisions; legislation
- Domestic and foreign affairs
- Publications of Departments of Defense, State, and Treasury (particularly
IRS publications); presidential publications and Civil Rights Commission
- Congressional publications
- Collected publications that support commissions, committees, and
boards of select and special Congressional committees. Also, more
minor subject areas are collected, as discussed below.
The following minor subject areas are minimally developed:
- law enforcement
- Peace Corps
- branches of the service and veteran affairs
- Federal Emergency Management Agency
- General Accounting Office publications (GAO)
- General Service Administration publications
- Smithsonian publications
- Merit System Protection Board publications
- National Credit Union Administration publications
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration publications (NASA)
- National Science Foundation publications (NSF)
- postal service
- patents and trademarks
- international trade
- Federal Communication Commission publications (FCC)
- Federal Trade Commission publications (FTC)
- Housing and Urban Development publications (HUD)
- Interstate Commerce Commission publications (ICC)
- Paper: When space permits and/or usage justifies, paper is
the preferred format.
- Microfiche: Some publications must be selected in fiche since
that is the only available format, many however, are electronic as well. For publications available in both
fiche and paper, determining factors include shelf/cabinet space and
staff time in both assisting patrons and maintaining the fiche reader/printers.
- Maps: Flat and folded maps are developed and maintained. Both
map case and shelf space availability may influence selections.
- Electronic formats: CCPL participates in Internet access for
subject relevance and/or site specific GPO requests. Through the WYLD
system, patrons have access to documents available on the Internet. Each year this is more inclusive of electronic documents.
Some publications that facilitate access to federal documents not held
in Wyoming are developed and maintained. Currently these sources include
an Internet subscription to a Government Documents index and hard copy
indexes which include CIS Index and Abstracts, and Andriot's
Guide to U.S. Government Publications.
Additions and deletions of such titles will be made on a case-by-case
basis as areas of collection change or as new sources (print or non-print)
become available that may provide better access.
CCPL has standing order accounts with the Bernan Company for purchase
of selected U.S. government publications. Additionally, publications may
be acquired on an ad hoc basis.
Wyoming State Publications
Wyoming has a depository system in effect for the collection and dissemination
of state publications. The acquisition process involves placing CCPL's
name on the publications mailing lists of various state agencies. Agencies
selected reflect local community interests and are reviewed regularly.
CCPL budgets for state publication acquisition, however, some publications
are provided free of charge. Publications are available from other members
of the consortium when they are not held at CCPL. State publications are
arranged according to the Wyoming Documents Classification System devised
by the Wyoming State Library which closely resembles the SuDocs system.
CCPL maintains a very small collection of local municipal and county
publications. Collection procedures are informal and frequently ad hoc.
Local publications, always in paper format, are generally maintained as
part of the library's reference collection. These are sent periodically to the state archives at the State Library.
Purchases and buying patterns are determined in large part by:
- items offered for selection.
- staffing level of government document position.
- electronic/Internet sources availability.
- new works.
- budget constraints.
- circulation statistics.
- patron requests.
- present and potential relevance to the community.
- shelf space.
- Weeding is ongoing and follows the guidelines set forth in the
Federal Depository Library Manual and Title 44 of the United
- After a retention period of five years, documents are pulled
and listed by title and SuDocs classification number. This list
is e-mailed to the regional depository for its review and request
process. After the regional requests are filled, an amended list
is then e-mailed to other depositories within the region. Requests
from other depositories must be made within a thirty day period,
after which the remaining documents are discarded.
- Decisions to replace missing publications will include a consideration
of replacement cost in relation to the publication's anticipated