UNCG Libraries Webinar: Ferguson and the Case of the Missing Document, Online Federal Depository
October 31 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Ferguson and the Case of the Missing Document: Online Federal Depository by Joshua Olsen on Tuesday October 31st at 12pm
The doors lock behind you as enter into storage—did you forget to bring the key to get out? It’s too late now. You begin to move tentatively along the dark aisles that fill the storage room as you search for a way out. Only an office and dangerous looking industrial pipes break up the silent monotony of the accordion style electronic shelving. “I shouldn’t be working this late, alone, and on Halloween of all days.” You mutter this to yourself as you tip toe along the long shadows cast by the shelves. With this sort of shelving, only a single aisle is open and accessible to you at a time. The shelves move along the floor tracks by the whirring actuation of an electric motor. You shine your dim LED lantern down this one open aisle of shelves. This is where the I 29 national park brochures are kept. Do you dare progress down this aisle, or will you try your luck by opening another aisle to explore? Join us on a choose your own adventure with a likely ending. Along the way, we’ll explore the changes and challenges related to being a fully online federal depository. We might even learn a thing or two about accessing federal documents before our tale slams closed with the finality of a 2-ton mechanical shelf.