Libraries who have selected the bound Serial Set should have also selected Item 0557-A or 0557-B to receive the Serial Set Catalog in either paper or microfiche.
It is not possible to publish the Congressional Serial Set Catalog immediately following the sine die adjournment of a Congress, as there are still many loose ends to be pulled together. However, the Catalog will be issued for each Congress in as timely a manner as relative circumstances will permit.
The Congressional Serial Set contains comprehensive and detailed information on a wide range of subjects. It is a useful reference source for genealogical and biographical research.
The Congressional Printing Management Division of the Government Printing Office is now responsible for the preparation of the "United States Congressional Serial Set." Prior to October 1983, the responsibility was under the Superintendent of Documents.
The documents which comprise the historic United States Congressional Serial Set are literally the "heritage of our Nation." The Serial Set will always be a valuable reference tool for determining the legislative intent of the statutes after their enactment by Congress.
In this day of electronic technology, I see a real need for continuing input from librarians and historians regarding the preservation of historical documents. The Government Printing Office appreciates your continued input on this important matter.
This is the end of my presentation on the U.S. Congressional Serial Set. I trust that I have enlightened you as to its beginning and to its evolvement through the years.
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