Monday, April 2, 2012

MD Government Documents Digital Collection

This week's Featured Online Resource is the State Publications Depository and Distribution Program's new digital collection. This is a collection of full-text documents, usually downloadable in PDF form, published by "Maryland State Agencies, Executive Commissions, Task Forces, and Interstate Agencies and covers subjects of interest to consumers and researchers alike."
Pictured, left, is the 2010 Data Book from the Maryland Higher Education, a 58-page PDF filled with numbers such as student enrollment, retention rates, etc. for colleges and universities in the state.

It serves as one example of government-created information available. A user will also find grant reports, reports on various bodies of water and other ecosystems, proposed regulations, etc.
The depository is searchable and browsable, with links to sub-depositories.

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