Texas State Publications Depository Program


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Mission

To provide public access to information published by or for the Texas state government, within the parameters established by the Texas Legislature and in accordance with the mission of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Legal Authority

Texas Government Code, Section 441.101 and following.

Program Rules

Texas Administrative Code, Title 13, Chapter 3.

Functions and Services

The Texas State Publications Depository Program has four basic functions related to state publications: acquisition, creation of bibliographic access, distribution and announcement.  In June of 2011, cuts to state funding necessitated severe curtailment of the program. We continue to meet the basic functions as outlined below.

Acquisition
For the acquisition function, the program provides a centralized location for the deposit of print publications, establishes liaisons with state agencies and institutions of higher education, claims publications identified as missing, and processes incoming materials for addition to the Texas documents collection and for distribution to depository libraries. 

Bibliographic Access
The Cataloging Department creates bibliographic records for documents in the national consortium catalog, OCLC, and imports these records to our local on-line catalog, the Library Catalog of Texas State Agencies.

Distribution
Four copies of each publication are deposited with the program.  Two copies of each publication remain with the Texas State Library and one copy each is distributed to Texas Tech University and the University of North Texas.  Prior to June 2011, a large network of depository libraries received copies of the publications.

Announcement
A listing of recent publications cataloged within the past 30 days can be viewed from the Library Catalog of Texas State Agencies.  From the top banner, click on New Materials and then select TSLAC Texas Documents.

Through December of 2010, the availability of printed state publications was announced in the monthly checklist of Texas government publishing, Texas State Publications. The monthly checklist provides a list of documents arranged by publishing agency and an alphabetic list of subject headings for the documents in the issue. An annual on-line index for the calendar year's issues of Texas State Publications was published through 2004.

Resources for State Agencies and Institutions of Higher Education

Please note: These resources do not reflect the program changes of June 2011.

Frequently Asked Questions (Compliance Overviews)
These guides quickly summarize the program's rules regarding materials issued in physical formats by state agencies and institutions of higher education. 

  • FAQs for State Agencies
  • FAQs for Institutions of Higher Education

Publications List Form
When submitting publications to the program, use this form to report your deposit. Be sure to keep a copy of the completed form for your records.

Organization & Publications Liaison Update Form
Use this form to report or change the designation of a publications liaison to the Program.

Tips for Publications Liaisons
A variety of tips and guides are available to assist liaisons in meeting the requirements of the depository law and regulations.

Electronic State Publications

The Texas Records and Information Locator (TRAIL) searches and locates information collected in an archives of more than 180 Texas state agency web servers.

State Publications on Microfiche

Non-depository documents announced in Texas State Publications, and special series from the Attorney General, the Secretary of State, the Legislature and the Supreme Court, are available for purchase.

Program Publications On-line

Texas State Publications was a monthly checklist of Texas documents received and cataloged by the Texas State Library. Issues are available in electronic format for January 2002 through December 2010.

Texas State Publications Annual Indexes, 1994 to 2004.

Texas Documents Classification Scheme.

Miscellaneous

We have identified items missing from our collection. If you have one of these titles and no longer need it, please contact us.

Contact Information

U.S. Postal Service Address
Texas State Publications Depository Program
Texas State Library, Room G020
P.O. Box 12927
Austin, TX 78711
 

Interagency (Physical) Address
Texas State Publications Depository Program
Texas State Library, Room G020
1201 Brazos
Austin, TX 78701
 

Telephone: 512-463-5455
Fax: 512-463-5430
E-mail: reference.desk@tsl.texas.gov

Page last modified: January 21, 2014