State Publications Librarian
A publication to be deposited with the Wyoming State Library under WS 9-2-1026.6(c) includes:
- any item of published information, regardless of format, that is paid for in full or in part with public funds, directed by Executive Order and/or mandated by legislation and is produced in multiple copies for public distribution, or
- any item not specified above that may have [longterm] information value to the public.
Agencies should deposit both items they distribute at no cost and for which they charge a fee.
All temporary or permanent agencies (including all divisions and branches), commissions, boards, task forces and offices of the executive, judicial and legislative branches, as well as elected state officials, should participate in this requirement.
Categories for Deposit
Examples of items to be deposited
Examples of items not to be deposited
Value of State Publications and Depository Program
State publications are valuable:
- as sources of statistical, regulatory, educational and consumer information;
- as guides to the programs, services and activities of agencies;
- as a historical record of publicly funded activities.
The depository program:
- ensures long term availability of publications;
- ensures access to all through the WYLD system;
- enables state agencies to communicate their programs to citizens.
- Statutory Authority for this Program
- Depository Program Instructions: How are Wyoming Agencies Obligated to Comply?
- Definition: What Constitutes a Government Publication?
- Understanding the WyDocs Classification System
- Wyoming State Government Publications Database
- Cataloged Executive Orders