While we are currently closed to the public to prevent or slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), the Alaska State Library is continuing to answer your reference questions by phone and email:
Keyword search historic versions of State agency web pages. You will find archived press releases and speeches from the Governor, State agency publications, video clips, audio files and much more.
The goal of the Alaska State Publications Program is to make state publications freely available to Alaskans by distributing them to local depository libraries. This program is mandated by Alaska Statute 14.56, the State Library Distribution and Data Access Center. Publications produced by state government are timely, pertinent, and provide a wide range of data and information to the public. To ensure that your publications are easy to find, read, and print, check out our 1/2 hour webinar, Best Practices for State Publications (YouTube, 28 min).
These publications are usually produced in small numbers by state agencies. Short print runs and scattered publication sites are problems that can be overcome by systematic dissemination through the depository library system. The value of state publications is enhanced by making them widely available to the public.
The benefits of the program to state government are numerous:
Submit your publications for distribution to five depository libraries and the State Library will:
There are three ways that state agencies can send their publications to the Alaska State Publications Program.
Does your agency have a publication (annual report, newsletter, information update, etc.) that is only available through the web? Make sure it doesn't fall through the cracks and help make it last for the ages! "Give" your web document to the Alaska State Publications Program!
When you send us the URL for your publication. We will make one offline preservation copy and catalog the URL into our catalog and a nationwide database. We will also provide reference assistance on the use and contents of state publications to patrons and librarians throughout Alaska.
As a bonus, we will protect you against link rot! We place a copy of all cataloged electronic publications on our web server to ensure a stable URL. Do your agency a favor and submit your publication URL today!
Please contact your local library or the Alaska State Library Reference Desk for assistance locating Alaska State publications.
Phone: (907) 465.2920
Alaska State Library
PO Box 110571
Juneau, AK 99811-0571