The Depository Services Program needs YOU!

From CLA Access to Government Information Interest Group:

The Depository Services Program (DSP) is currently undergoing a program evaluation and would appreciate tangible evidence that the service they provide is beneficial and is being used.

Established in 1927, the Depository Services Program or DSP , exists to ensure Canadians "have ready and equal access to federal government information by supplying these materials to a network of more than 790 libraries in Canada and to another 147 institutions around the world." http://dsp-psd.pwgsc.gc.ca/index-e.html

Among some of the publications the DSP makes available available are:

  • Foreign Affairs Treaty Series
  • The Canadian Independent Music Industry: An Examination of Distribution and Access
  • National Research Council Press Journals such as Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences and Environmental Reviews.
The Depository Services Program (DSP) is interested in receiving feedback that the materials it makes available to depository libraries are useful and are being used. If you use DSP material in library tutorials, if you provide access to DSP materials to the general public, if you use it in your own research or if your colleagues are using it, they would like to hear from you. The information can be statistical (how many times has the Market Research Handbook has been used in your library in the last 6 month period, for example) or anecdotal (I couldn't teach my class without Juristat). In addition, the DSP would be interested in learning more about who may be using the material and how they've benefited from having access to it.

Please forward any comments, questions and suggestions by September 15th (if possible!) to

Gay Lepkey, Manager, Depository Services Program, gay.Lepkey@pwgsc.gc.ca
Christine Leduc, Director, Depository Services Program, christine.leduc@pwgsc.gc.ca

This is a busy time for many of us but a few minutes of our time now will certainly go a long way to help ensure this valuable service is maintained. Please feel free to forward this e-mail.




Carla Graebner
Liaison Librarian: Archaeology, Economics,
and Government Information
W.A.C. Bennett Library, Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive, Burnaby, B.C. V5A 1S6 Canada
Email: cgraebne@sfu.ca
Tel: 778.782.6881
Fax: 778.782.6926

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