GPO Projects

Current and archived files from FDLP-related projects.


Resource documents to use in comparing CD-ROMs that reside within depository collections to online resources.

Documents related to GPO's contract with the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) to develop a decision framework and baseline requirements for a tangible documents repository.

Documents related to the Collection of Last Resort (CLR) in support of the GPO mission to provide comprehensive, timely, permanent public access to U.S. Government publications in all formats.

Designed to better serve depository library needs based upon unique characteristics (e.g., library segment) and data analysis.

Documents related to the automation of the disposition of materials process in depository libraries.

Documents related to the project to develop a replacement system for Federal depository libraries to view and manage their item selection profiles.

Documents related to creating a shared vision for the future of the FDLP.

Documents from the summary of the meeting of experts convened in March 2004 to discuss the future of the GPO Sales Program.

Contains files from the Future Direction of the FDLP: Modeling Initiative. Ithaka provided a PDF of their final report. The other documents listed below are taken from the Ithaka Web site archive. Descriptions of documents delivered and posted to the FDLP Desktop have been taken verbatim from the Ithaka Web site or the documents themselves.

Documents related to the development of a comprehensive and authoritative National Bibliography of U.S. Government Publications.

The National Plan for Access to U.S. Government Information fulfills the information needs of the public and ensures that Government information is available in perpetuity, when and where it is needed.

FDsys logos available for download for use on print projects or Web projects.

Survey project to develop specific Federal titles that are to remain available for selection in paper format, so long as they are published in paper by the originating agency.

Documents related to the exploration digitization methods.

The Glossary and List of Acronyms and Initialisms are collaborative products of GPO’s Library Services and Content Management business unit and the Federal Digital System (FDsys) Program Management Office to be cited and incorporated by reference in various GPO documents.
Documents related to GPO's exploration of print on demand technology.
Comparison of legislative resources available on GPO Access and other Government and non-Government Web sites.
Documents related to following the progress of RDA implementation.
Documents related to GPO's 12 month pilot project to investigate the use of LOCKSS for management, dissemination, and preservation of Federal Government e-journals, which was conducted from summer of 2005 through the fall of 2006.
Documents related to obtaining PACER as a selection item in the FDLP.
Documents related to a review of the item number system used by libraries in the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) to select tangible and electronic titles. Previously titled "FDLP Selection Mechanisms: Item Numbers and Alternatives". (2006)
Documents related to GPO's Web Harvesting pilot project to capture official Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publications in scope of GPO's information dissemination programs.
Documents related to the z39.50 stress test on the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications.

Documents related to the FDLP eBooks project.


A detailed guide, updated on September 27, 2022, supporting completion of the CRDP Profile. This is used by a Federal depository joining the CRDP to guide them through submission of their initial CRDP Profile. It is also useful information for a Federal depository considering joining the CRDP as it illustrates how the service could be set up.