Glad You Asked: You have a bookstore? In the digital age?
By Mark Milligan
UGS Publications on Compact Disc a Thing of the Past
July 2016 brought the end of an era at the Utah Geological Survey, with the discontinuation of UGS publications on compact disc (CD). For about the past 15 years, the CD has been the primary format for UGS publications. During that time, we have also provided our publications free of charge through the UGS website.
Now, with the decline in popularity of the CD as a data storage medium, we are focusing our efforts on online publishing.
With few exceptions, all new UGS publications are being released as digital files through our website. The publications can be accessed and downloaded from our new, searchable UGS Publications Database (http://geology.utah.gov/map-pub/publications/).
At a customer’s request, the UGS can provide the digital publication files on a USB flash drive; this service is available for a nominal fee through the Natural Resources Map & Bookstore. Also, customers can continue to purchase print-on-demand copies of UGS publications through the bookstore.
Survey Notes, v. 49 no. 1, January 2017