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Six New Council Members Named

June 29, 2007
Acting Public Printer William H. Turri is pleased to announce the appointment of six new members to the Depository Library Council: Gwen Sinclair, Victoria Trotta, Dr. Christopher Greer, Kathryn Lawhun, John Shuler, and Kendall Wiggin.The Depository Library Council (DLC) is composed of 15 members, each of whom serves a three-year term and advises the Public… Read More

President Bush Intends to Nominate Robert C. Tapella as Public Printer

May 30, 2007
The President intends to nominate Robert Charles Tapella, of Virginia, to be the Public Printer. Mr. Tapella currently serves as Chief of Staff of the United States Government Printing Office. Prior to this, he served as Deputy Chief of Staff at the United States Government Printing Office. Earlier in his career, he ran Kelly Communications. Mr. Tapella… Read More

Interior Discontinues "People, Land, & Water" in Printed Format

May 30, 2007
The Department of Interior (DoI) has notified GPO that they have discontinued "People, Land, & Water" in printed format. DoI indicates that this title will be available only on the internet and that the style of publication will change from the standard volume/issue configuration into a rolling article-by-article configuration. Articles from previous… Read More

GPO Unveils Digitally-Signed Public Laws

May 30, 2007
In furthering its mission to provide permanent public access to authentic U.S. Government publications, GPO is working to afford users further assurance that files electronically disseminated through GPO Access are unchanged since GPO authenticated them and provide security for and safeguard Federal Government publications that fall within scope of the Federal… Read More

CONSER Standard Record for Serials

May 07, 2007
U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) staff attended the Library of Congress, Program for Cooperative Cataloging meetings held at the Library of Congress the week of May 1, 2007.At the CONSER (Cooperative Online Serials) meeting, a date of June 1, 2007 was announced as the implementation date for the new CONSER standard record for serials. As previously… Read More

Online FDLP Training via OPAL

March 30, 2007
Online FDLP training is available for Federal Depository Library participants via OPAL (Online Programming for All Libraries), an interactive Web-based meeting and conferencing service.The live events are held in GPO rooms or the OPAL auditorium and allow participants to interact via voice-over-IP, text chatting, and synchronized browsing. In addition,… Read More

Web Harvesting Pilot Project

March 09, 2007
GPO is pleased to announce the release of a white paper on the results of the recently completed Web Harvesting pilot project to capture official Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publications in scope of GPO's information dissemination programs.Web Harvesting White PaperThe white paper reports on the specific context of the results of the pilot, including… Read More

Federal Depository Library Handbook Update

March 09, 2007
GPO continues to work on editing, consolidating, and updating its various FDLP instructions and manuals into a single online publication. Members of the depository library community wrote fifteen chapters on every aspect of operating and managing a depository library. Seven chapters were posted online for comment. Three more chapters (3, 12, and 15) will be… Read More

Acting Superintendent of Documents

March 08, 2007
In 2006, the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) received the retirement news of both Public Printer, Bruce James and Superintendent of Documents, Judy Russell. While the agency waits for a new public printer to be nominated and confirmed, the nomination of a new Superintendent of Documents will be delayed. In the interim, Ric Davis, the Director of Library… Read More

New Mexico State Library Named 2005 Federal Depository Library of the Year

March 05, 2007
The U.S. Government Printing Office is proud to present to New Mexico State Library the 2005 Library of the Year Award. The library won the award for going the extra mile to promote the goals of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) in creative and innovative ways."New Mexico State Library is a shining example of what can happen when conscientious… Read More