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Federal Coordinator’s office launches Alaska gas line digital library


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The Pipe Files - Alaska Gas Line Library


The Office of the Federal Coordinator for an Alaska North Slope natural gas pipeline has posted a digital library that compiles, consolidates, organizes and preserves for the public many of the reports, maps, analyses and other work on proposed North Slope gas pipeline projects going back to the 1970s. The Pipe Files – Alaska Gas Line opened today and is available through the Federal Coordinator website www.arcticgas.gov.

The web-accessible, searchable library includes pipeline route maps, construction plans, environmental reports, economic and engineering analyses, applicable laws, consultant reports for government agencies and legislative bodies created over the years as project proponents and government agencies have worked on potential Alaska gas line projects.

We have started with about 500 documents and plan to add hundreds more as we build the collection,” said Larry Persily, Federal Coordinator. “We have invited federal and state agencies to help us add to The Pipe Files and expect it will grow much larger. We’re still refining the search features and invite users to send us their feedback,” Persily added.

The federal gas line office contracted with the Alaska Resources Library and Information Services, located at the University of Alaska Anchorage, to build the collection, digitize older documents, design the search software and maintain the server for the gas line library. Canada’s Northern Pipeline Agency cooperated, contributing work it has collected on an Alaska gas pipeline project through Canada to serve North America.

The digital library is intended to serve as a resource for the general public, historians, students, public officials, industry and other researchers, including U.S. federal, state, municipal and Canadian agencies. Everything in the library is in the public domain, and access is free. Users can search by title, author, agency, key words and many subject categories. A full-text search function also is being developed.

The Office of the Federal Coordinator selected items for the library from its own files, from the extensive collections of the Alaska Resources Library and Information Services and University of Alaska Anchorage Consortium Library. Several U.S. federal and state agencies also provided material, particularly the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and Alaska Department of Revenue.

For more information, contact Federal Coordinator Larry Persily, lpersily@arcticgas.gov, 202-756-0179

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