Miami University has completed its Annual Selection Process for Government materials, with three new additions to the collection. These newly selected materials are from the departments of Defense and Commerce, and from the EPA.
To enhance its already significant publications from the Department of Defense, King Library is adding two publications from the U.S. Army's 1st Cavalry Division. Crossed Sabers and Daily Charge are newsletters written by and for military service members and their families. While not academic in nature, these materials serve as primary sources to everyday life in active duty, and compliment Miami's already historic collection of U.S. military publications issued during times of combat.
King Library will also add the Department of Commerce's E-Stats materials to its collection. These publications measure the distribution and impact of e-commerce activities on U.S. industry and economy.
Finally, Chemistry scholars will appreciate the addition of materials from the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Chemistry project. The project recognizes and awards the application of innovative chemical processes designed to reduce or eliminate negative environmental impacts.
Item Selection is an annual process whereby Federal depository libraries add new materials to their collection profiles. Formally selecting items to be delivered as part of the Depository collection guarantees their access to the public, helps them to become more easily discovered for research needs, and encourages the preservation of these materials as primary source materials.
Miami University is celebrating its 100th anniversary as a depository of U.S. Government materials this Fall. More news on centennial celebrations will be announced soon.