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NCSA Meetings Recap

September 29, 2023
The meetings held the week of September 25 with the National Collection Service Areas regarding the implementation of a new print distribution framework for a Digital FDLP were very productive. LSCM received a lot of feedback about the framework and the Print Distribution Titles List. For your reference, the slides and recordings for each of the sessions are available… Read More

Special Selection Offer: NASA 2023 Annular Solar Eclipse Kit

September 29, 2023
GPO has acquired NASA 2023 Annular Solar Eclipse Kits. We were not able to acquire regular distribution copies of this kit, but 100 kits are available as Special Selection Offers (SSOs). Any library may request one kit for their depository collection. The kit contains English and Spanish fact sheets, safety flyers, a pinhole projector activity, eclipse map, and three… Read More

GovInfo Collection Development Plan: Version 8 Released

September 29, 2023
GPO’s System of Online Access | Collection Development Plan for fiscal year 2023 is now available on The Collection Development Plan underwent a comprehensive revision to reflect: Goals of the National Collection of U.S. Government Information, Strategic Plan for FY 2023 – FY 2027. Effect of the Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act on… Read More

Webinar: Census Business Builder 5.2

September 28, 2023
Register to attend the live training webinar, "Census Business Builder 5.2." Date: Thursday, October 26, 2023 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EDT)   Recording and closed captioning are available. All webinars are free of charge. Speaker: Adam P. Grundy, Supervisor, Data User… Read More

GPO’s Responses to DLC Recommendations

September 27, 2023
Upon the close of the spring 2023 Depository Library Council (DLC) Virtual Meeting, the DLC began developing formal recommendations for the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO). On May 17, 2023, two recommendations were presented related to persistent identifier principles and PURL reporting training. These were reviewed and discussed by GPO staff, and GPO… Read More

Biennial Survey Now Open

September 27, 2023
The 2023 Biennial Survey of Federal Depository Libraries is now open for completion by all Federal depository libraries. Through this mechanism, depositories fulfill their legal obligation to “report to the Superintendent of Documents at least every two years concerning their condition” (44 USC §1909).  All depository coordinators, or the library director if the… Read More

FDLP eXchange Scheduled Maintenance: Tuesday, September 26, 2023

September 26, 2023
The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) is performing scheduled maintenance on the FDLP eXchange. Start Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2023, 5:00 p.m. (EDT) End Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2023, 8:00 p.m. (EDT) Total Duration: 3 hours The site should be accessible during maintenance, but certain functions may not be available. During this period, users… Read More

Wrapping Up Constitution Day 2023

September 26, 2023
Federal depository libraries across the Nation celebrated Constitution Day on September 17, with events, contests, giveaways, displays, and more. Over 33,000 free Pocket Constitutions from GPO were shared with library patrons across the country!’s ‘Celebrating Constitution Day’ gallery showcases photos and details of 2023 celebrations at Federal depository… Read More Routine Maintenance -September 26, 2023

September 26, 2023 will undergo routine maintenance this week. Start Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2023, 4:30 p.m. (EDT) End Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2023, 6:30 p.m. (EDT) Total Duration: 2 hours During this time, no content will be updated, and you may experience brief, intermittent downtime. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation… Read More

Reminder - Upcoming Virtual Meetings about the Digital FDLP

September 25, 2023
In August 2023, the Superintendent of Documents sent all depository library coordinators and directors a letter on the Transformation to a Digital Federal Depository Library Program . GPO is inviting all libraries to a virtual meeting to receive an overview of upcoming changes to the FDLP. Four virtual meetings will be held, one for each National Collection… Read More