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Test Your Documents I.Q.!

1. Government documents have special classification system. What does the ‘D’ stand for in the number ‘D201.39:IN3’ for the book World War II Fact Sheets?
a) depository b) defense c) document d) department
Answer: b). The ‘D’ stands for Defense, the agency that published the book.
2. About how many federal publications does the Library receive each year?
a) 2,000 b) 5,000 c) 10,000 d) 20,000 e) 30,000
Answer: e). In 2001, the Library received about 29,500 new items, including 7,000 print documents, 20,5000 microfiche sheets, 400 CDs, and 1,600 maps.
3. What percentage of government documents are now published electronically instead of on paper?
a) 10% b) 30% c) 40% d) 60% e) 80%
Answer: d). Over 60% of federal depository documents are now online or on optical disk.
4. Which of the following statistics are collected and reported by the federal government?
a) crime b) disease c) census d) manufacturing e) all of these
Answer: e) …and much more!
5. What documents does the federal depository include?
a) Ohio government publications b) Federal agency publications c) Cincinnati property records d) all of these
Answer: b). State and local government records and publications are not part of the depository program. Many of them, however, are available in other library departments.
6. Who can use the public documents collection?
a) anyone b) government staff c) library card holders d) adults over 18
Answer: a), of course. A requirement of the federal depository program is that the public must have free access to the entire collection.