May 21, 2022

Video: Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) is the Focus of a U.S. House Committee Hearing

The Committee on House Administration held a hearing yesterday titled, “Transforming GPO for the 21st Century and Beyond: Part 3 – Federal Depository Library Program.

ALA’s Gavin Baker points out in this District Dispatch post that this was the first hearing about the FDLP in 20 years.

Read the Complete District Dispatch post.

A video recording of the hearing is embedded at the bottom of this post.

The name of each panelist is linked to their opening prepared statement.

Witness List

First Panel

Ms. Laurie Hall
Acting Superintendent of Documents, Government Publishing Office

Second Panel

Mr. Mike Furlough
Executive Director, HathiTrust Digital Library

Ms. Celina McDonald
Government Documents & Criminology Librarian, University of Maryland

Ms. Beth Williams
Library Director, Stanford Law School

Mr. Stephen Parks
State Librarian of Mississippi

See Also: Letter from Pru Adler (ARL) to Committee

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