US Government Publishing Office Completes the Law Library of Congress Historical Reports Records
From the FDLP/GPO:
The U.S. Government Publishing Office’s (GPO’s) Library Technical Services (LTS) has completed the cataloging of the Law Library of Congress Historical Reports. GPO would like to thank the Law Library of Congress for their wonderful collaboration on this project.
In April 2020, the Law Library of Congress and GPO began a multi-year project to catalog thousands of digitized and born-digital historical legal reports. The Law Library of Congress digitized the reports, and LTS cataloged the reports, totaling 3,927. GPO will soon update the Law Library of Congress Reports collection of the CGP on GitHub repository with files of the records and post data about the record set on the LTS Data tab of the Library Technical Services Information Portal. To retrieve the Law Library of Congress reports in the CGP, use this expert mode search, wlts=“LCLAW?”.
The Law Library of Congress will continue to alert GPO to the publication of new reports through GPO’s Document Discovery process. These records will be included in the GitHub collection.
More information about this effort:
- FDLP News Alert: The Law Library of Congress and GPO Collaborate on Cataloging Historical Legal Reports (4/7/2020)
- Law Library of Congress, In Custodia Legis Blog post: Celebrating over 3,000 Historical and Contemporary Legal Reports Now Online (8/3/2022)
- FDLP News Alert: GPO Surpasses a Cataloging Milestone for the Law Library of Congress Historical Reports Collaboration (8/31/2022)
- Law Library of Congress, In Custodia Legis Blog post: Online Legal Reports Collection Surpasses 4,000 Historical and Contemporary Reports (5/24/2023)
- Law Library of Congress, In Custodia Legis Blog post: Crowdsourcing Campaign Update: Hundreds of Additional Historical Legal Reports Now Available for Crowdsourcing (7/6/2023)
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