UC Libraries Federal Documents Archive (FedDocArc) Project
In September 2014 the UC Libraries endorsed the “UC Federal Documents Archive: Report and Recommendations” and approved implementation of the first two phases for the creation of a shared UC archive of US federal government documents to create a more coherent and coordinated collection, improve access through increased digitization, and regain shelf space from unnecessary duplication. FedDocArc is designed as a persistent archive that consists of one print and one digital copy of all US federal government documents owned by the UC Libraries. Print copies may be shelved at a UC Regional Library Facility or a UC campus library; all print copies will be available to library patrons as “library use only.” Digital copies will be preserved in and accessible through the HathiTrust repository. In December 2014, CoUL charged the FedDocArc Implementation Oversight Team to undertake this project. FedDocArc reports to CoUL via the UC Direction and Oversight Committee (DOC).