GPO resumes Cataloging of the Historic Shelf List

  • Last Updated: February 01, 2022
  • Published: February 01, 2022

GPO began a new contract in October 2021 to catalog the approximately 66,000 to 88,000 remaining Historic Shelf List cards into MARC 21 format for inclusion in the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP). A staff of four are working through the remaining cards, and each bibliographic record is being enhanced by adding one Library of Congress Subject Heading and one corporate name authority. As part of the cataloging, holdings and item records for continuing resources are also being created and serial issues checked in.

For more information about this project and ongoing developments, review the Historic Shelf List web page.