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GPO Director Appoints Task Force to Study Making GPO Library Program All-Digital

January 26, 2022
The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) Director Hugh Nathanial Halpern appointed a task force to study the feasibility of an all-digital Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). As 97 percent of Federal publications are born digital, Director Halpern is charging the Task Force on a Digital Federal Depository Library Program (“Task Force”) to determine… Read More

Nominate Candidates for the DLC by February 9, 2022

January 26, 2022
There are two weeks left to submit your nominations for individuals to serve as members of the Depository Library Council. The deadline is February 9, 2022. The Depository Library Council is the advisory body that counsels the GPO Director and the Superintendent of Documents in matters pertaining to future trends, innovation, and new concepts in libraries;… Read More

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Split Out in List of Classes

January 25, 2022
As part of LSCM’s plan to phase out the microfiche format for FDLP distribution, there is a change to the List of Classes of United States Government Publications Available for Selection by Depository Libraries. Each title in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) has been broken into separate item numbers. This change only applies to the paper format… Read More

Congressional Pictorial Directory Available on GPO's govinfo

January 25, 2022
The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) makes available the Congressional Pictorial Directory: 117th Congress on GPO’s govinfo, the one-stop site to information published by the Federal Government. GPO teammates designed and produced the Pictorial Directory, which features a color photograph of each Member of the House of Representatives and Senate. It… Read More

Send GPO Your Library Shelfie!

January 24, 2022
Library Shelfie Day is Wednesday, January 26, 2022, and GPO wants to showcase your library staff and their ‘FDLP shelfies.’ Snap a few photos with your Government documents tangible or electronic collection, or if you are working remotely, take a teleworking ‘shelfie.’ Share your photos with us, and your library could be featured on GPO’s social media. Have… Read More

FDLP eXchange & Scheduled Maintenance: Tuesday, January 25, 2022

January 24, 2022
FDLP eXchange The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) is performing scheduled maintenance on the FDLP eXchange this week. Start Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 5:00 p.m. (EST) End Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 8:00 p.m. (EST) Total Duration: 3 hours The site should be accessible during maintenance, but certain functions may not be… Read More

GPO Achieves Nine Billion Retrievals of Government Information

January 21, 2022
The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) achieved the milestone of nine billion retrievals of Government information since the agency started publishing information online in 1994. Today, govinfo, as the online, trusted digital repository is known, serves as the one-stop site for authentic, published Government information. GPO’s site,,… Read More

Monthly Maintenance for the CGP Tonight

January 19, 2022
The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) and MetaLib will undergo routine maintenance from Wednesday, January 19, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. (EST) through Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 6:00 a.m. (EST). During the maintenance period, these services may experience brief, intermittent downtime. Thank you for your cooperation, and we apologize for the… Read More