GPO Surpasses a Cataloging Milestone for the Law Library of Congress Historical Reports Collaboration

  • Last Updated: August 31, 2022
  • Published: August 31, 2022

GPO’s Library Technical Services staff members surpassed the 2,000 record milestone for GPO’s collaboration with the Law Library of Congress to catalog digitized and born-digital historical legal reports. The number of reports cataloged is 2,209 as of August 30, 2022, which is 55% of the approximately 4,000 reports to be included in the partnership. The collaboration began in April 2020. In July, the Law Library of Congress celebrated the milestone of releasing over 3,000 digitized and born-digital reports in the Legal Reports (Publications of the Law Library of Congress) collection. The reports range in date from 1951 to 2017. Approximately 70% were published in the 1970s, 1990s, or 2000s. The geographic coverage of the reports spans all continents except Antarctica, with the majority relating to countries in Asia.

We compiled several statistics about the geographical, topical, and chronological coverage of the reports. The data are available on the LTS Data tab of the LSCM Library Technical Services Information Portal LibGuide.

GPO has created 30 personal name authority records for authors of the reports and four corporate body name authority records for divisions of the Law Library of Congress. GPO will post files of the MARC records in the CGP on GitHub repository.

For feedback and questions, please submit an inquiry via askGPO using the category, “Cataloging/Metadata (Policy and Records).”

You can also see more publications of the Law Library of Congress in the CGP by this expert mode search: gvd=“LC 42?”.