Did you know that many state publications are available
The State Library
maintains an online repository
commonly known as DSpace, which currently contains over 115,000 state
documents, with more being added each week.
Navigating DSpace is simple due to the repository’s
organizational structure. The documents
in DSpace are organized first according to the name of the state agency that
published the document, then according to the type of publication, such as
annual reports, meeting minutes, or press releases, to name a few.
If you aren’t familiar with the hierarchy of state agencies,
You can expand the list of
state agency names by browsing the communities and
Then simply search
(Ctrl-f) the list for whichever state agency you need.
Keep in mind that DSpace only displays the
five most recently uploaded publications in each collection.
To view all of the items in a collection,
simply browse by issue date, author, or title.
Although not every state publication is available online,
the State Library is dedicated to providing greater access to state
publications electronically. To meet
this end, the State Library has several ongoing digitization projects, and the
librarians at the State Library are continuously working to capture state
documents as they are published online for permanent preservation in
If you have any questions about finding online publications
in DSpace, please email the State Library at firstname.lastname@example.org
or give us a call at 617-727-2590.
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