September 18, 2014

Gov Docs: Proceedings From 2012 Depository Library Council Meeting & Federal Depository Library Conference Now Available

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From the FDLP Desktop:

The Depository Library Council Meeting and Federal Depository Library Conference was held in Arlington, VA from October 15-18, 2012. During this time; the Depository Library Council, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) staff, Federal agency representatives, and members of the depository library community participated in over 40 educational sessions that discussed GPO’s state forecasting project , progress with various GPO projects, and other topics of importance to the FDLP community.

In addition, this year’s Meeting and Conference commemorated the 40th anniversary of the Depository Library Council to the Public Printer, the 80th Meeting of the Depository Library Council, the 50th anniversary of the establishment of regional depository libraries, and the 20th Federal Depository Library Conference.

Direct Links to a Few of the Presentations

Open Source Tools for Government Data

Provides a tutorial of tools available to research and track federal and state bills, explore the Congressional Record, and access agency and legislative data.

American FactFinder – U.S. Census Bureau

This presentation provides an overview of the American FactFinder system with an emphasis on intermediate functions.

Federal Register Workshop – What it is and How to Use It

The Federal Register Publication System: What It Is and How to Use It

Moby Dick or Moby Jane: Government Resources to Stimulate Critical Thinking

Spark the imagination of freshmen researchers with entertaining and educational government e-resources in the sciences and humanities. Inspire critical thinking through surprise gems from the Library of Congress American Memory site. This presentation introduces ideas for ways to use these resources for instruction at all levels of a liberal arts curriculum.

Presentation about the non-governmental National Security Archive based at George Washington University.

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