"Does the Government Printing Office need a name change?"
Is it time to change the name of the Government Printing Office to better reflect the times? A key senator and the agency’s director suggested as much last week during a review of the agency’s budget requests.
“Perhaps we ought to consider changing your name to something else. It’s not simply about printing,” Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) said at a Senate appropriations subcommittee hearing last week.
Public Printer William J. Boarman didn’t seem opposed to the idea, noting that 70 percent of the agency’s budget is spent on IT costs, including publishing the Congressional Record online every evening.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.