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A History of Oklahoma Documents



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A History of Oklahoma Documents The State of Oklahoma Oklahoma was the 46th state to be admitted to the Union Statehood is November 16 1907 Oklahoma means land of the Red People in the Choctaw language What are State Publications any informational materials which originate in or are produced with the imprint by the authority or at the total or partial expense of an agency supported wholly or in part by state funds and which are distributed to persons outside of the creating agency or are required by law Where Do they Come From any office officer department division unit bureau board commission authority institution sub state planning district or agency in any branch of the state government and all sub divisions of each when applicable The Value of State Publications State publications are an important part of the state s policy making process They tend to be the most current source for statistical data and often contain information not available elsewhere Topics consumer educational regulatory recreational etc How Do We Collect Them Every agency which issues a state publication shall immediately deposit a maximum of twenty five copies with the Publications Clearinghouse Oklahoma Department of Libraries Oklahoma Publications Clearinghouse OPC The Oklahoma Publications Clearinghouse Since 1913 Oklahoma state government agencies have been required by law to deposit copies of their publications with the Oklahoma State Library The OPC was established by legislation in 1978 and charged with the responsibility to establish an Oklahoma government publications depository library system for the use of the citizens of the State of Oklahoma to collect state publications from every agency and to retain and preserve permanently copies of all such publications To collect state publications from every agency and to retain and preserve them To compile and maintain a permanent record of state publications To establish a state publications depository library system OPC Official Duties



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