Register for EDI Deposit Training
Agency Guide to Indexing Web Sites
EDI Metadata Generator
Illinois Subject Tree for
the Resources for
Illinois State Agencies
will be found in one convenient site; the user will no longer
need to have the most current knowledge about which state
organization handles what order of business.
will show its commitment to public service.
metadata, your organization's information will post higher in
the results lists of not only Find-It! Illinois, but in other
search engines that manipulate metadata as well.
You can put a search
engine on your web pages for focused searching of your agency's
is required for participation in the library's permanent public
access for your public documents.
Depositing in EDI
The EDI depository
will be the source of historical state electronic publications.
The General Assembly
assigned the task of preserving electronic state publications to
the Illinois State Library.
Your agency will not
be responsible for the resource-intensive system of digital
EDI has an ADA
publications will be available to agency staff and your
In 1967 the legislation
and rules were adopted that named the Illinois State Library as the
mandated depository for all State of Illinois publications and the
administrator of the statewide Illinois Document Depository Program.
The impetus for Find-It! Illinois occurred in 1995 when the State
Library Act was amended making the Secretary of State/State
Librarian also responsible for making electronic state records and
documents available via the World Wide Web.
State Library Act 15 ILCS 320/7 and 23 Ill. Adm. Code 3020 mandate
that all State agencies shall provide and deposit with the Illinois
State Library sufficient copies of all publications issued by such
State Agencies for its collection and for exchange purposes. This
section also requires state agencies sending publications to the
Illinois State Library under the state depository program to provide
those publications in an appropriate electronic format when
feasible. The State Librarian is then responsible for making the
records available via the World Wide Web.
Contact for Training or
If you or someone on
your staff has a need for training or has any questions regarding
Find-It! Illinois, contact Suzanne Schriar by
calling 217-785-1533 or emailing
sschriar at ilsos.net.
is a service of the Illinois State Library, Jesse White, Secretary
of State and State Librarian, and is supported by a grant from the
Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Illinois State Library
300 South Second Street
Springfield, Illinois 62701-1796