Request for Comments: Revised Regional Depository Library Online Selections PolicyThe Superintendent of Documents seeks your thoughts about Regional Depository Libraries Selecting Solely Online Materials, a proposed revision of Public Policy… Read More
GPO Catalogs NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Images WebsiteNASA, in a global collaboration with the European Space Agency and Canadian Space Agency, launched the James Webb Space Telescope on December 25, 2021, from… Read More
One Week Left to Submit Your Nominations for the 2022 Federal Depository Library of the YearThis message has been cross-posted. Please excuse any duplication. The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) is seeking nominations of libraries with… Read More
Webinar: Connecting with your Communities: Promoting Voter & Civic EngagementRegister to attend the live training webinar, “Connecting with your Communities: Promoting Voter & Civic Engagement." Wednesday,… Read More
Volunteer to Present at the Fall 2022 Federal Depository Library ConferenceThis message has been cross-posted. Please excuse any duplication. Planning for the fall 2022 Federal Depository Library Conference is well underway. The all… Read More
A second FDLP microfiche conversion contract has ended, effective April 30, 2022. Items sent to the contractor for conversion will continue to be distributed until all processing is complete. Read more on the project page.
On August 4, 1977, U.S. President Jimmy Carter signed legislation creating the United States Department of Energy. Prior to 1973, the United States had no coherent energy policy. Instead, a number of smaller agencies, often working independently of one another, handled different aspects of the nation's energy needs. The 1973 energy crisis changed everything. Jimmy Carter had acquired a technical background in nuclear propulsion as an engineering officer in the Navy. When he took office in 1977, he proposed creating a Cabinet-level überagency that would consolidate everything energy-related -- research, exploration, conservation, production and disposal -- under its authority. The Energy Department would also be responsible for setting the national energy agenda and assuring nuclear safety. Check out these resources.