November 30, 2020

GPO Publishes New Guidance Article About “All or Mostly Online Federal Depository Libraries”

From the Government Printing Office/Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP):

A guidance article entitled “All or Mostly Online Federal Depository Libraries” has important information for all depository libraries to consider when they review their collections and services, as well as separate information configured to the various scenarios GPO is seeing in depositories. Guidance includes:

  • Reviewing the collection you currently provide access to (tangible and online formats)
  • Assessing the future demands for Government information and the appropriate formats to meet those needs
  • Steps to implement changes to the selection profile

For libraries considering joining the FDLP, an overview of considerations when selecting one or more formats.

Also available are two new recorded webcasts that address the issues of online and mostly online Federal depository libraries.

The first webcast, “Moving to a Mostly Online or All Online Depository,” provides a general overview of things to consider when selective depository libraries review the current collection and future needs of their depository collections.

The second webcast, “Joining the FDLP As an All or Mostly Online Selective Depository,” provides a general overview of things to consider when joining the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) in an era of online and print Government information resources.</blockquote>

See Also:  GPO Names First Digital-Only Member of the Federal Depository Library Program (September 3, 2014)

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.

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