July 25, 2014

Profile: Davita Vance-Cooks, Acting Public Printer of the United States

Via AOL Government: The first woman to lead the agency, Vance-Cooks is charged with carrying out the agency’s mission of Keeping America Informed on the three branches of the Federal Government. Her immediate leadership strategy: engage with employees, follow a clear but flexible strategic plan and continue forging ahead in doing more with less through […]

Calendar: Librarian of Congress, Acting Public Printer Will Speak to Congress Next Week During Budget Hearing

The Librarian of Congress, Dr. James Billington and Acting Public Printer of the U.S. GPO, Davita Vance-Cooks will be witnesses at a House Committee on Appropriations budget hearing next Tuesday (February 8, 2011). Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the U.S (GAO) and Douglas Elmendorf, Director of the Congressional Budget Office are also listed as […]

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, […]

GPO Publishes 2011 Annual Report

The report runs 86 pages (PDF) and can be accessed here.

Government Printing Office Boss Out After Senate Fails to Vote

From The Washington Post: The head of the Government Printing Office is out of a job — and he says he doesn’t know why. Nobody on Capitol Hill or at the White House has told William Boarman why senators didn’t vote to confirm him before they left town over the weekend. President Obama granted Boarman […]

Artistic Bookbinder Thrives at GPO

From Roll Call: Deep within the warehouse-like building that is home to the Government Printing Office lies an artist. His medium is paper, his task both poetic and prosaic. Bookbinder Peter James practices the ancient task of marbling paper, which beautifies book edges while helping to preserve the pages. [Clip] As lawmakers and others press […]

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 […]

Primary Document: Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Writes to GPO in Support of October ARL Letter

Full Text of Letter From Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) to GPO (2 Pages; PDF) From the Letter: As noted in the ARL statement, there is no doubt that the scholars and other public users increasingly prefer digital delivery of information—a fact borne out by the emphasis GPO itself now gives to digital delivery of […]

Government Documents: Letter from 31 Regional Federal Depository Coordinators to GPO

The letter is dated October 19, 2011 and begins: We write as coordinators of regional depository libraries to express our deep concern over GPO’s recent responses to two initiatives within the FDLP system. Given these responses, and the rejection of the 2011 Ithaka S+R report (Modeling a Sustainable Future of the Federal Depository Library Program […]