Work to implement a digital FDLP is ongoing at GPO. The table maps recommendations of the Task Force on a Digital FDLP to action items with status updates.
|Develop a staffing plan to support implementation and change management within LSCM and update vacant position descriptions.
|New positions are on hold due to budget restrictions, but key position analysis and staff training plans are in progress and internal consultations are ongoing.
|Examine current workflows and processes and determine what needs to be transformed to create a primarily digital content and services organization
|Workflows and processes are being finalized to support a limited print distribution framework. Other support and collaboration models are under development.
|Develop a strategic plan and service framework for the National Collection Service Areas
|NCSA meetings have been scheduled to discuss the new limited print distribution framework. Find your NCSA here.
|Develop a comprehensive preservation plan for both tangible and digital resources of the National Collection of U.S. Government Public Information
|Following project plan outlining requirements and scope, LSCM will solicit feedback from the FDLP community
|Continue to seek and obtain feedback and comments on the next generation CGP
|Process will include FDL focus groups on government information ecosystem
|Foster program partnerships with depository libraries
|We will investigate new outreach approaches to increase FDL participation in partnerships and models for mentorship, building communities of practice and networking for FDLs
|Develop and implement an outreach strategy for Federal agencies, and improve contact with agency publishers beyond receiving printing orders. Discussions about how best to distribute their information to the public will be part of this outreach.
|Initial outreach and high-level discussions have begun with several agency partners. The Congressionally Mandated Reports initiative provides a systematic approach to managing agency contact information. This will be leveraged to increase our outreach strategy.
|Develop a multi-year strategy to secure and expand appropriations funding
|GPO staff have been working to maintain an open dialogue with internal and external stakeholders to convey needs and priorities and the funding required for both.
|Develop flexible, custom metadata, which is needed for discovery and access, and investigate new options for delivery of metadata and bibliographic records
|LSCM staff are conducting an analysis of user needs for types and kinds of metadata and analyzing potential solutions and platforms to meet user needs. A beta test is underway to generate MARC records for House and Senate bills and resolutions from the metadata of the GovInfo Congressional Bills Collection.
|Increase efforts to digitize, and ingest into GovInfo, at risk titles from the historical tangible collections in depository libraries
|Recently Completed Projects
|Add the holdings of regional depository libraries to the CGP
|Maintain ISO 16363 Trustworthy Digital Repository recertification for GovInfo
|Undertaking the recertification process annually is part of LSCM’s ongoing work. GPO is committed to maintaining this certification.
|Develop a strategy and standard operating procedures for managing at-risk depository library collections
|Evaluate LSCM web harvesting activity, and recommend strategies to improve the capture of born digital Federal agency content
|Operational staffing changes are underway with planning for a broader evaluation. LSCM migrated over 49,000 monograph titles from the Permanent server to GovInfo.
|Seek CoreTrustSeal certification for GovInfo
|Certification was awarded to GovInfo in December 2023. GPO is committed to maintaining CoreTrustSeal certification every three years and participating in the CoreTrustSeal community as certification submission reviewers.
|Investigate the print-on-demand landscape and provide options for delivery of this service
|White paper started. Consult with experts in the publishing, library, government documents, FDLP, and GPO communities; survey FDL community to investigate other alternatives to traditional selection, acquisition, and distribution
|Explore and test non-print centric content for ingest into GovInfo. Explore the feasibility of implementing additional formats for downloading publications from GovInfo (ex: eBook formats)
|Ex: eBook, Audio-Visual, Interactive Digital Objects, Datasets, Websites. Audiovisual materials are now available in GovInfo.
Implementing additional formats for download is pending the ingest of USLM (United States Legislative Markup) marked-up content and production use of XPub system.
|Share records after conducting CGP bibliographic record comparisons with the catalogs of depository libraries
|Test sample set (UVA/CGP) being evaluated. Share finding and develop next steps and approach for simliar actions. Plan to include: develop and procure tools and processes to analyze, evaluate, and update records and specific metadata elements in records, especially access points
|Conduct a collection and bibliographic assessment pilot to determine if user needs are met by the depository library collection
|Create a new division in the LSCM organization to manage the lifecycle of the National Collection's tangible publications, which is to include digital imaging and collection services to depository libraries
|Investigate how LSCM can better support the relocation of depository materials to Federal depository libraries
|Digitize the complete set of FDLP microfiche distributed to depositories from one of the silver-halide master collections.
|Complicated by de-duplicating large serials already scanned, e.g. Federal Register.
LSCM is currently evaluating the status and feasibility of this project with the Library of Congress and the National Archives & Records Administration.
|Conduct a study to determine the condition, holdings, and feasibility of the Superintendent of Documents' Public Documents Library serving as a collection of record for the National Collection
|Preliminary assessment; further work on hold
|Explore public access requirements and consultation models with Depository Libraries
|Develop a system to link to agency repository content via the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) rather than continue to catalog agency publications that reside in the agencies’ repositories.
|Currently exploring this with first agency repository partner
|Build on the GPO legislative proposals from 2022 to modernize the FDLP.
|GPO is reviewing the 2023 Title 44 proposals with an eye toward a digital-first FDLP.