ICYMI: Alpha Release of HathiTrust United States Government Documents Registry Now Online
The alpha release of the Gov Docs Registry became publicly available about six weeks ago. There are currently about 550,000 items in the registry with about 544,000 available full text.
From the United States Government Documents Registry Web Site:
The Registry is intended to include item-level metadata for the comprehensive corpus of U.S. federal documents produced from 1789 to the present.
This is a work in progress and we know that there are things that still need to be worked on, which means that there may be downtime while system work continues.
- Enumeration and chronology data is inconsistent.
- Inclusion of metadata for non-US federal government documents. Please report if found
- SuDoc search only retrieves records that include a SuDoc number – many of these records only have LC call numbers
HathiTrust welcomes feedback.
See Also: Creating a Registry of US Federal Government Documents
About Gary Price
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.