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of publications to these depositories. There have been 63 new libraries designated since February 28, 1966 and we estimate an additional 42 during fiscal 1968. There are now 903 depositories and the ultimate number possible under the present law is about 1,350. Interest in the depository program is also greater than we have ever noted before and I am sure the inquiries which we are receiving, along with the Offices of virtually all members of Congress, are indicative of this interest. More and more, public, college and university libraries are realizing that Government publications are indispensable in serving their patrons and the depository collection is increasingly recognized as a valuable resource of the libraries participating in this program.
While the number of depository libraries and the publications printed by the Government Printing Office which must be distributed to them continue to increase, even beyond our expectations, we are also planning to continue the steady extension of the depository program to include certain non-G.P.O. publications of other Government agenices, also provided for by the Depository Library Act of 1962. Printing costs of these publications are borne by the issuing agencies, with the cost of necessary postage and mailing supplies defrayed by our appropriation. During the current year, we have added the publications of the Department of Labor to those of the Department of the Interior and Census Bureau that we were already distributing. Our estimate for 1968 includes funds for an additional 150,000 non-G.P.O. publications to be distributed during that year. Tentative discussions have been held with several departments and agencies and we are now hopeful that one additional executive department and possibly an independent agency as well, can be participating in the program during fiscal year 1968.
Under Printing and Reproduction we also have included a request for an increase of $18,600 for printing the Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications, a necessary requirement of our Office for which the amounts allotted in previous years have not been sufficient to cover the cost.
Finally, $81,500 of the estimate for Printing and Reproduction would enable us to accelerate the schedule revising the 47 subject price lists so that each list could be revised at least once a year. It would provide also for sufficient additional issues of the List of Selected Government Publications during the year to overcome a situation where there is insufficient space in the present 26 issues to list promptly as many of the newly-issued publications as should be listed. These are both areas in which our service to the public can and should be improved. The list in question is, undoubtedly, the most effective means we have of stimulating a greater demand for Government publications.
Estimated requirements for Supplies and Materials, in addition to those increases which normally accompany the growth in work programs generally, include also $10,000 which will be needed to provide the stencils or address plates to be used in the completion of the ZIP Coding operations.
In making preparation for the anticipated establishment of other branch publications sales outlets outside Washington in 1968, we expect to assume the cost of the equipment and fixtures necessary for those branches. Our request for this item for the three additional branches estimated in 1968 is $19,800.
Other requests for equipment are non-recurring items. In order to realize the full advantages of our rented publications-storage warehouse located near the Government Printing Office, we need two electric trucks, which will cost $15,000. The amount of $18,900 requested for replacement and addition to existing addressing operations would be used to replace obsolete and worn-out dick strip and envelope addressing machines, and to acquire two additional tying machines. The $35,000 provided for purchase of a new and improved mailing machine to utilize the labels from the magnetic tape print-out is part of the overall-cost estimated for the new program of converting mailing lists to an EDP System.
The foregoing requested increases do not affect the need for or value to the Office of the Reserve for Contingencies which has been included in our appropriation in recent years. Although it has been necessary to use all of the $200,000 provided this year, in other years we have had to utilize only a portion of it, if any. Except for the current year, this reserve has proved adequate and extremely effective in avoiding the necessity for an amended budget. Our 1968 estimates have been prepared with the assumption that the amounts requested should avoid the use in that year of the reserve of $200,000, which is again included in our requested appropriation.
A tabular breakdown of the increases requested follows:
SALARIES AND EXPENSES
Office of Superintendent of Documents
Increase for fiscal year 1968..
1 Includes 1967 pay raise costs.
I. Increases requested for sales, agency and Congressional distribution, and cataloging
and indexing programs. ...
Superintendent of Documents...
$436, 231 353, 700 408.000
1, 198, 000
Breakdown of 1968 budget increases requested
Annual within-grades for 1968_---
workers (administrative order Nos. 276 and 293)---
functions performed by night force. Full-time equivalent,
and departmental mailing lists. Full-time equivalent, 16 em-
Total, personnel compensation-
Personnel benefits : Increase requested for contributions for retire
ment, health benefits, and life insurance_-----------
Travel and transportation of persons :
Increase requested to cover necessary travel to open and operate
3 additional bookstores outside Washington, D.C------Increase requested to cover necessary travel in operating 2 estab
lished experimental bookstores outside Washington, D.C.--
7,284 1. 216
Total, travel and transportation of persons.
Breakdown of 1968 budget increases requested-Continued Transportation of things: For increased costs of transporting sales
publications ordered by Members of Congress, deliveries to local branch bookstores, and servicing of warehouse--
Rent, communications, and utilities :
For rentals : Amount needed to rent 6 ZIP code readers and 3
updating ZIP code services to ZIP code subscription and departmental mailing lists-----For postage:
Amount needed to pay postage costs on mailings of depository
copies of GPO material to estimated 42 additional libraries
copies of non-GPO material to estimated 42 additional
libraries in 1968..
copies of GPO material (34-percent increase) to estab
lished libraries --
post office for administrative office mailings.
telephone and telegraphic costs.--For utilities: Additional amount needed to cover heat, light and
13, 200 15,000 3,000 6,000
Total, rent, communications, and utilities------
Printing and reproduction :
Additional amount needed to cover printing costs of the Monthly
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications and index-------Additional amount needed to cover printing costs of despository
library copies of GPO material for presently established
Additional amount needed to cover printing costs of depository
library copies of GPO material for estimated 42 new libraries
List of U.S. Government Publications.-----
Total, printing and reproduction.
Other services :
Additional amount needed to cover costs of cleaning work areas
and maintaining restrooms----Additional amount needed to cover costs of repairing and maintain
ing equipment and alterations and additions to workroom areas. Amount requested for contractual services to convert mailing list
of Selected List of U.S. Government Publications to computer
6,000 24, 000
Total, other services -----
Breakdown of 1968 budget increases requestedContinued Supplies and materials:
Additional amount to cover costs of office supplies and office
printing --Additional amount needed to cover costs of stencils for ZIP coding
all subscription and departmental mailing lists-----Additional amount requested to cover mailing supplies for deposi
tory copies of GPO material for 42 additional depository librar
ies estimated for fiscal year 1968.-------------Additional amount requested to cover mailing supplies for depository copies of non-GPO material for 42 additional depository
libraries estimated for fiscal year 1968----------
to increased depository copy and selected list distribution and
12,000 37, 700
Total, supplies and materials
Amount requested to equip and furnish 3 additional bookstores
outside Washington, D.C.. Amount requested for Cheshire mailer to be used in conjunction
with computerized address labels of Selected List of U.S. Gov
ernment Publications.--Amount requested for 2 electric trucks for warehousing operationsAmount requested for replacement and addition to existing ad
dressing operations ----Amount requested for 3 ZIP code basic files to ZIP code all mailing
lists of the Superintendent of Documents
35, 000 15, 000
Total of 1968 budget increases requested.------
1, 198, 000
INCREASES REQUESTED DISTRIBUTED TO PROGRAMS Increases requested for sales, agency and congressional distribution, and cataloging and indexing programs:
8, 679 1,000 3,000 15,000
6,000 18, 600 21, 500 60,000 24, 000
6. 000 10,000 12, 000 33, 900
Total for sales, agency and congressional distribution, and cata-
Breakdown of 1968 budget increases requested—Continued
Printing depository copies..
Increases needed to initiate new activities within the authorized pro
puter taps for ZIP code conversion and modernizing mailing
Contractual computer services.---------------------------
ZIP coding of all remaining mailing lists of the Superintendent of
Documents, work to be performed by temporary personnel on
2, 300 10,000 2, 300
Opening 3 branch bookstores in fiscal year 1968:
Salaries of bookstore personnel...
bookstore personnel in Washington.--
Total for new activities-
Grand total, all programs.---
1, 198, 000