Three of the EMCDDA’s publications have recently been recognised among the ‘notable government documents 2012’ by the American Library Association (ALA). The three publications are: the EU drug markets report: a strategic analysis; Cannabis production and markets and New heroin-assisted treatment: recent evidence and current practices of supervised injectable heroin treatment in Europe and beyond.
The EMCDDA was informed of this accolade on 3 September by the Notable Documents Panel of the ALA’s Government Documents Roundtable (ALA/GODORT). Publications are nominated which meet or surpass around 10 criteria. These include: the extent of lasting value and reference and bibliographic value of the publication; the degree to which the document expands knowledge or shows innovation; and the extent to which the document enhances quality of life and furthers understanding of government processes, functions or of an agency’s mission. The physical appearance, browsability, searchability and usability of the publication are also acknowledged as is its appeal to a broad audience.
More information on the nomination process and selection criteria can be found on the site of the American Library Association.