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President's Budget of the U. S. Government, FY 2011

February 01, 2010
The President's Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2011 is now available from the United States Government Printing Office (GPO). The public can search or browse the budget, which is accessible from GPO’s Federal Digital System. FY 2011 Budget documents are available in PDF, with many of the tables also available for separate viewing and downloading as… Read More

Administrative Notes Ceases Publication

January 28, 2010
As the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) continues its evolution to an increasingly digital, dynamic environment, the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) is ceasing publication of Administrative Notes (AdNotes) in lieu of real-time updates through the FDLP Desktop.AdNotes began in 1980 to inform the depository library community of policies, procedures, and news… Read More

Public Printer Visits Drake University Libraries

January 26, 2010
The Public Printer, Bob Tapella, recently visited two Federal depository libraries in Des Moines, Iowa. At Drake University’s Cowles Library, Mr. Tapella visited a traveling Abraham Lincoln exhibition, “Abraham Lincoln A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times.” While at Drake University’s Opperman Law Library, he viewed the home of the National Bar Association Archives… Read More

GPO Seeks Feedback on 856 Field Cataloging Change

January 22, 2010
In response to feedback received from the FDLP community since implementing the use of Provider-Neutral E-Monograph Record in August 2009, Library Services and Content Management (LSCM) is seeking comments on its proposal to add the origin URL of a Web-based publication in an 856 field in the MARC record. This change will affect how cataloging records appear in the… Read More

Chat with GPO about Helping GPO Identify Fugitive Publications

January 21, 2010
On Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 1:30PM EST, Joe McClane, Manager of GPO’s Content Acquisitions and Linda Nainis, GPO’s Acquisitions Librarian will discuss how documents librarians can help GPO identify fugitive publications.The presentation will feature a 30-minute slideshow that explains how GPO staff find fugitive documents and ways the community can help GPO improve… Read More

Map Shipment Error

January 19, 2010
GPO received three maps that were intermingled in the same carton. This error was not discovered until after distribution. The three maps that were distributed on 2010-0055-P are:Bucks Lane Snowmobile Trails/Plumas National Forest (Item 187-A); Lakes Basin Snowmobile Trails/Plumas National Forest (Item 187-B); and La Porte Snowmobile Trails/Plumas National Forest (Item… Read More

Register for the 2010 Annual Interagency Depository Seminar

January 19, 2010
Registration is now open for the 23rd Annual Interagency Depository Seminar, which will be held in Washington, DC from Monday, July 26 through Friday, July 30, 2010. The week-long seminar is intended for new and experienced documents staff. It consists of presentations and tours from Federal agencies that focus on content and access to various Federal products and… Read More

WEBTech Notes Update

January 15, 2010
In October 2009, the WEBTech Notes (WTN) application relaunched, and subsequently, publication of Administrative Notes, Technical Supplement (ANTS) ceased.An in-depth review of all records within WTN was performed to remove duplicate entries and correct miscellaneous errors. In addition, a final bulk batch of records (totaling 175) was uploaded on January 7, 2010. All… Read More

GPO Modifies PURL Referrals Reporting

January 13, 2010
GPO provides statistical data on a monthly basis that reports the volume of click-throughs by both domain and IP address to online Federal resources through GPO's PURL server. In 2009, Federal depository libraries expressed concerns that the referral statistics were being under-reported. Based on community concerns, GPO evaluated the PURL referral process to determine if… Read More

CFR in XML on FDsys

January 13, 2010
The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) is pleased to announce that the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) has been converted into XML (extensible markup language) and is now available via GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys). Currently, the CFR is available from 2007 to present, and volumes dating back to 2000 will be added over the next few months. The CFR in XML is… Read More