News you can use: Contemporary SDI and anticipatory reference for government information

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Government information is becoming available to citizens more quickly than ever before due to electronic dissemination via the Internet. Two projects that rapidly capture, organize, and publicize regionally relevant government information are examined: Government News for Montana and New Mexico News Plus. These news-based sites serve as tools for collection development and digital archiving, proactive reference, content alerting services, information literacy, promotion, and outreach. Issues to consider and suggestions for the application of these services at other libraries are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-28
Number of pages12
JournalReference Librarian
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 2 2007



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