We’ve found some U.S. and international government documents on our retention list. Do we have to keep them?

It depends. U.S. federal government documents are out of scope for EAST and retention commitments on these titles can be revoked. Other programs are addressing retention and preservation of these documents.

State, local, and international government or quasi-government titles are not explicitly out of scope and they may not have the protection of other programs. When possible, we recommend member libraries keep the retention commitments already in place for these items.