With the obvious importance of and growing concern over the permanent preservation of government publications, we have expanded the definition of the “preservation needed” category. The revised and expanded definition is provided here.  Look for reports concerning this issue, based on forwarded receipts,  in the coming months.

Preservation Needed – This category may be assigned to a title that has a Catalog of Government Publications entry, but permanent preservation measures have not been taken for the publication or  permanent preservation issues appear to exist.  Examples include: has an agency URL but no PURL; missing link; misdirected link; broken link; error in loading document occurs; site no longer exists message.