September 2, 2014

Article: The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) eBook Program

The following article appears in the June 2012 Issue (2.6) of FDLP Directions (Federal Depository Library Program). Title The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) eBook Program Author Jeff Turner, Director of Sales & Marketing, Business Products & Services, U.S. Government Printing Office From the Article Wherever possible, GPO eBook services are offered to Federal agencies […]

GPO Introduces New eLearning Tool To Conduct Virtual Training/Meetings With Federal Depository Library Program Members

From a Government Printing Office Announcement (PDF): The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has a new eLearning tool that allows the agency to conduct virtual trainings and host virtual meetings with members of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). GPO attained this tool through a competitive procurement and can now provide libraries with training on […]

GPO Releases Some Preliminary Data from 2011 Biennial Survey of Depository Libraries

From an Article Appearing in the May 2012 Issue of FDLP Connection: In 2011, submissions were received from 1181 depository libraries, resulting in a ninety-eight percent response rate from FDLP participants. Of these, 837 were from academic libraries (including law schools), 197 from public libraries, 78 from state or state court libraries, 56 from Federal […]

New CRS Report: Federal Depository Library Program: Issues for Congress

Direct to Full Text CRS Report (22 pages; PDF) via Federation of American Scientists Authors R. Eric Petersen Specialist in American National Government Jennifer E. Manning Information Research Specialist Christina M. Bailey Information Research Specialist Summary Congress established the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) to provide free public access to federal government information. The program’s […]

Government Information: A New Issue of the FDLP Connection Newsletter is Now Online (Vol. 2, Issue 2)

The focus of this issue is collaboration. Direct to Complete Issue Feature Articles From Collaborative Discussion to Questionnaire: GPO Asks the FDLP Community to Help Us Shape the Future of the Program FDsys: A Collaborative Effort Across GPO and Beyond FDsys Training: Coming Soon to a Computer Near You Digitization Guidelines: A Government-Wide Initiative Other […]

Government Info: GPO Releases Library Services and Content Management (LSCM) Annual Report

From a Summary: The 4th annual Library Services and Content Management (LSCM) Year in Review has been released. It addresses topics such as the Digitization Projects Registry, Needs & Offers 2.0, the GPO Access transition to FDsys, the Cataloging Record Distribution Project, the PACER: Access and Education Program, the FDsys Training Initiative, and more. Titled, […]

ALA Creates Federal Depository Library Program Issues "Community and Resources Page

From the ACRL Insider Blog: ALA has created a community within ALA Connect so that ALA members from any interested unit or division can discuss the issues surrounding the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). This is a way toward aiding the ALA in reaching consensus on the future of the FDLP or at the very least, […]

Beginning Tomorrow (November 4): GPO Access Goes Archive Only

From the FDLP Desktop: On Friday, November 4, 2011, the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) draws one step closer to shutting down GPO Access. Once the Friday editions of daily updated content (e.g., Federal Register, Congressional Record) have been uploaded, GPO will cease updating GPO Access in terms of both database content and HTML pages. […]

ACRL Posts Letter to GPO re: Multistate Depository Libraries

The full text of a letter dated November 2, 2011 from Joyce L. Ogburn, ACRL President to William Boarman, Public Printer of the United States and Mary Alice Baish, Superintendent of Documents is now posted on the ACRL Insider blog. Before sharing the full text of the letter, Ogburn writes: We recognize that there are […]