Introducing a New CGP Data Dashboard

  • Last Updated: March 24, 2022
  • Published: March 24, 2022

A new data dashboard is now available to visualize various aspects of the bibliographic records for Federal Government information products in the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP). The CGP Data Dashboard is the start of LSCM’s exploration of the CGP as a data set. We plan to use CGP data to tell stories about Government information and the FDLP and to represent LSCM’s work. LSCM’s Federal Depository Support Services (FDSS) and Library Technical Services (LTS) are collaborating on the planning, design, and implementation of the dashboard.

For the launch of the tool, LTS extracted the following data points from the 7,703 records cataloged by LTS staff members during the period of July through December 2021:

  • Geographic coverage
    • Based on the geographic area codes in the MARC 043 fields
  • Chronological coverage
    • Based on the publication dates in the MARC 264 fields
  • Issuing agencies
    • Based on the Superintendent of Documents Classification Agency classes in the MARC 086 fields
  • Unreported publications (public information products that are not discoverable through the CGP)
    • Based on the codes in the MARC 922 fields

LSCM will periodically refresh the data and may replace the current categories of information with different data elements, and we welcome feedback and recommendations. Please submit your questions and suggestions via askGPO in the “Cataloging/Metadata (Policy and Records)” category.

The CGP Data Dashboard is accessible from’s Notable numbers page, along with a range of data about the four statutory programs that LSCM supports.