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GPO Director Names Chief Communications Officer

March 28, 2023
The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) Director Hugh Nathanial Halpern has named Gary Somerset the Agency’s Chief Communications Officer. As Chief Communications Officer, Somerset serves as Agency spokesperson, manages GPO’s social media platforms, oversees GPO’s public relations activities, employee communications, branding, photography and events. He serves as the… Read More

Spring 2023 DLC Virtual Meeting: Preliminary Agenda & Updated Schedule

March 28, 2023
This message has been cross-posted. Please excuse any duplication. The spring 2023 Depository Library Council (DLC) Virtual Meeting is taking place May 1 and 2. A detailed agenda and updated schedule are now available. Register today to participate in the virtual programs. The DLC serves as an advisory committee to the GPO Director and the Superintendent of… Read More Routine Maintenance - March 28, 2023

March 28, 2023 will undergo routine maintenance this week. Start Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 4:30 p.m. (EDT) End Date: Tuesday, March 28, 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 while we… Read More

FDLP eXchange Scheduled Maintenance: Tuesday, March 28, 2023

March 27, 2023
The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) is performing scheduled maintenance on the FDLP eXchange. Start Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 5:00 p.m. (EST) End Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 8:00 p.m. (EST) Total Duration: 3 hours The site should be accessible during maintenance, but certain functions may not be available. During the period, users are… Read More

Special Selection Offer: The Rise of the Condor: A History of the RC-26B "Condor" in the Air National Guard

March 24, 2023
GPO recently distributed the publication The Rise of the Condor: A History of the RC-26B "Condor" in the Air National Guard. This publication is now being offered as a Special Selection Offer. Libraries not selecting item number 0356 can request to receive the publication. Cataloging and distribution information: Title: The Rise of the Condor: A History of the RC… Read More

Law Library of Congress Educational Opportunities

March 21, 2023
This message is being posted on behalf of the Law Library of Congress. The Law Library of Congress offers a basic introduction to legal sources and research techniques through their “Orientation to Legal Research Series.” These orientations, taught by legal reference librarians, are typically offered once a month on a rotating basis. The next upcoming webinar is… Read More

CGP Monthly Maintenance: March 2023

March 20, 2023
The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) including GPO’s MetaLib will undergo routine maintenance. Start Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 8:00 p.m. (EDT) End Date: Thursday, March 23,  2023  6:00 a.m. (EDT) During this maintenance period, you may experience brief, intermittent downtime. We apologize for the inconvenience… Read More

Depository Address Changes Delayed

March 20, 2023
Due to a technical error that is being addressed, depository shipment addresses have not updated since February 22, 2023. If you changed your library’s depository shipment address in DSIMS, or alerted GPO to a change via askGPO during that time, your address change was not effective. Shipments mailed during that time may have gone to the previous address. If you cannot… Read More

GovInfo User Questionnaire: Reply by March 24

March 17, 2023
The team working with GPO from the University of Michigan’s School of Information emailed a GovInfo user questionnaire to FDLP Coordinators on March 9, 2023. Please review and complete the questionnaire by Friday, March 24, 2023. This assessment of GovInfo user experiences will present GPO with valuable feedback to help improve and enhance GovInfo functionality in the… Read More