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GPO Support for Federal Depository Libraries Facing Disasters

December 16, 2021
Natural and man-made disasters can happen anywhere, anytime. GPO stands ready to assist Federal depository libraries that face disasters. If your library is faced with a disaster, when safe to do so, please inform your regional depository and GPO’s Federal Depository Support Services (FDSS) via email or by phone at (202) 512-1119 if you are closed. Our… Read More

Nominate Candidates for the Depository Library Council

December 15, 2021
The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) is seeking nominations for individuals to serve as members of the Depository Library Council. New members will serve a three-year term (June 1, 2022 - May 31, 2025). Submit your nomination by February 9, 2022.  The Depository Library Council is the advisory body that counsels the GPO Director and the… Read More

GPO Print Procurement Program Continues to Help Local Businesses During the Pandemic

December 15, 2021
The U.S. Government Publishing Office’s (GPO) print procurement program awarded nearly $401.6 million in contracts with private sector printing companies across the country to meet the printing and publishing needs of Federal agencies in fiscal year 2021. Nearly 82% of all printing ordered by Federal agencies from GPO is performed by private sector firms… Read More

Is the FDLP Visible on Your Library's Website?

December 15, 2021
In order to benefit from the resources of Federal depository libraries, the public and researchers must be aware that these valuable information resources exist, as well as where they can receive assistance in using U.S. Government information. What's more, identifying your library as part of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) is one of the… Read More

Linking to Your Library's Social Media Accounts

December 15, 2021
Does your library’s website prominently display links to your library’s social media accounts? Engaging your patrons via social media is a great way to highlight your library resources and services. Make it as easy as possible for your website visitors to also connect with you on social media by linking to your accounts and displaying those links… Read More

GPO to Resume Regular Distribution of FDLP Shipments

December 15, 2021
During the initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, Library Services and Content Management’s (LSCM) Distribution team held all FDLP shipments to Federal depository libraries at GPO’s Laurel Distribution Facility. In July of 2020, shipments resumed for libraries able to accept shipments. Library staff informed GPO of their library’s operating status via our… Read More

GPO Releases the First Group of United States Congressional Serial Set MARC Records

December 14, 2021
As part of GPO’s partnership with the Law Library of Congress to digitize the United States Congressional Serial Set and make the volumes available in govinfo, GPO has released the first group of MARC records in the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) and posted files of the records on GitHub. With each release of publications in govinfo, GPO will… Read More

GPO Implements New BIBCO Policy on the Use of Surrogates

December 14, 2021
Based on GPO’s recommendation to allow for the use of surrogates in the creation of BIBCO records, on November 24, 2021, the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) released a revised version of the BIBCO Participants’ Manual (Third edition, Nov. 18, 2021 revision). PCC has implemented a new policy on the use of reliable surrogates to authenticate… Read More

Discontinuing Use of the Subject Headings “Aliens” and “Illegal Aliens”

December 13, 2021
The Program for Cooperative Cataloging’s Subject Authority Cooperative Program (SACO) recently confirmed replacement of Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) containing the terms “aliens” and “illegal aliens.” This change is the result of years-long advocacy by libraries and other communities to eliminate dehumanizing and outdated language from the LCSH… Read More

FDLP.gov Beta Website Now Live

December 13, 2021
GPO is close to completing the re-platforming project for FDLP.gov. The beta instance of the updated FDLP.gov is now available to the public at https://beta.fdlp.gov/. The current website and beta.fdlp.gov will be running side-by-side until all content is migrated and any minor bugs are resolved. We are almost complete with this process and monitoring the… Read More