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GOVINFO: Canadian Federal Government Information

General guide for locating Canadian federal government information

How Acquired

Depository Services Program (DSP)

The University of Calgary Library has been a participant in the federal Depository Services Program (DSP) since June 3,1974.  Prior to that time, the Library was a selective depository.  "Full Depository Libraries receive all Government of Canada publications distributed via the Weekly Checklist.  These libraries are committed to preserving and maintaining a permanent collection of Government of Canada publications.

It is important to note that the depository program does not include all of the publications from the Government of Canada's departments and programs.

NBOn July 5, 2013, the Government of Canada announced that it would no longer be producing and distributing print publications.  Electronic publishing will be the new standard for all documents.

NB. As of December 31, 2013, the agreement between the Depository Services Program and libraries officially ceased.