January 17, 2022

Gov Docs: New (Beta) of Federal Depository Library Program Web Site Now Live

From the FDLP Web Site:

The next generation of the official Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) Web site is released in beta. Available at http://beta.fdlp.gov, the site is designed to transform our Web services into a modern, clean, and responsive resource serving the Federal depository library community and the public.

Highlighted Features:

  • Streamlined, intuitive navigation system
  • Scannable articles, with easy-to-read text written for the Web
  • Introduction of a library dashboard. Upon logging in, the dashboard provides one-stop access to library-specific information (expanded resources will be added)
  • Enhanced search capabilities, including the ability to search the Federal Digital System (FDsys) and the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP)
  • Bridged content with the FDLP Community site (displaying community discussion threads on the FDLP.gov homepage)
  • Responsive design for mobile devices

Introduction of New Content:

  • The guidance component of the FDLP Legal Requirements & Program Regulations
  • Information about the Superintendent of Documents
  • High-level introductions about the FDLP and Government documents for the public, library community, and potential new FDLP members (available on the homepage)
  • Photos and biographies of Depository Library Council members

Our work is not complete. In the coming weeks, we will take a phased approach to add more features, content, and functionality (e.g., forms, file repository documents). In addition, content is being updated (e.g., essential titles, basic collection). As new sections of the site are completed, their fdlp.gov counterparts will be redirected to the beta site. Our goal is to complete the transition during Q1 2013.

During the transition, both fdlp.gov and beta.fdlp.gov will in tandem.

Feedback welcome.

About Gary Price

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.