September 3, 2013
The Notable Documents Panel of the American Library Association - Government Documents Roundtable


This panel recently selected IndianaMap.org as a Notable Government Document of 2012. The 2012 Notable Government Document list appeared in the June 1, 2013 issue of Library Journal and is available at http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2013/06/publishing/notable-government-documents-of-2012/
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The purpose of the Notable Government Document List is to recognize excellence in government publishing, identify resources of distinction, and commend individual works of superlative nature. For a publication to be included in this list, it must be nominated and successfully meet or surpass the following criteria:
1. Extent of lasting value
2. Extent of reference and bibliographic value
3. Extent to which the document expands knowledge or shows innovation
4. Extent to which the document furthers an understanding of government processes, functions, or agency mission
5. Extent to which the document contributes to enhancing the quality of life
6. Extent to which a document appeals to a broad audience
7. Extent to which the document is written in a lucid style comprehensible to non-specialists
8. Extent to which the title reflects actual contents and follows through on its thesis
9. Physical appearance, browsability, searchability, usability, and the frequency of updating


This recognition is thanks to Indiana's Geospatial Community through the the dedicated work of the Indiana Geological Survey, The Indiana Geographic Information Office, Indiana University - UITS, and all the members of the Indiana Geographic Information Council.