Writer's Guide to Government Information

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Good News for National Atlas – A Retirement Home #geography #writing

Several entries in the Writer’s Guide to Government Information feature content from the US Geological Survey’s National Atlas. I blogged about how sad I was that it was being deactivated on September 30, 2014.  Now it appears that the content, while not updated, will live on thanks to the Government Printing Office:


GPO Archives Nationalatlas.gov

In March 2014, the U.S. Geologic Survey (USGS) asked the Government Printing Office (GPO) to archive the National Atlas. The National Atlas was scheduled for removal on September 30, 2014, with content transitioned to the National Map. GPO’s Library Services & Content Management (LSCM) Web Archiving Team agreed to crawl their site. Since that time, the LSCM Web Archiving Team and USGS have collaborated to ensure the most accurate copy of the site is archived. USGS indicated they would be adding more content to the site before the final shutdown. Therefore, the Web Archiving Team will do a final crawl of the National Atlas site just before the September 30 shutdown. You can access the archived version of the National Atlas site on the FDLP Electronic Collection.


This is good news. I’ll be updating links to this resource after the final crawl is posted. 


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