October 21, 2014

U.S. Congress: Legislation Introduced To Change GPO’s Name To Government Publishing Office

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From the GPO:

Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks has advocated for changing GPO’s name in Congressional testimony and other public statements. The word “publishing” better reflects the current role that GPO plays in providing access to Government information in digital format through the agency’s Federal Digital System, apps, and eBooks. Throughout GPO’s 153-year history, the information needs of Congress, Federal agencies, and the public have evolved beyond only print and GPO has changed its business model over time to meet its customers’ needs.

“Publishing defines a broad range of services that includes print, digital, and future technological advancements. The name Government Publishing Office better reflects the services that GPO currently provides and will provide in the future,” said Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks. “I appreciate the efforts of Senators Klobuchar and Chambliss for introducing and supporting this bill.  GPO will continue to meet the information needs of Congress, Federal agencies, and the public and carry out our mission of Keeping America Informed.”

Read the Legislation (S. 1947)

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See Also: Public Printer Discusses Changing the GPO’s Name During Congressional Hearing (December 4, 2013)

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.