Friday, 7 August 2009

EPA libraries revived

It was great to see the EPA libraries represented at the American Assn. of Law Libraries conference last month. After being threatened with closure and saved by Congress, the librarians are now energetically promoting the services that the EPA libraries provide. The moratorium on changes to library services, including the movement of library materials, was lifted in June 2009 and the EPA libraries are resuming normal collection management operations, and planning for the Agency’s future digitization efforts.
The EPA libraries website has links to the EPA National Library Network where you can search their National Catalog to find any of the holdings in EPA’s repositories and regional, laboratory, and specialized libraries. The National Catalog also has holdings for the EPA documents in the National Technical Information Service (NTIS)whether or not they are held by any libraries and can also search and display NTIS abstracts.
The libraries website also has a link to the National Service Center for Environmental Publications which has an excellent search interface allowing you to find EPA publications in digital format or to order hard copies of EPA publications.

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