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National Library Week: Showcasing You

March 31, 2022
National Library Week (NLW) is quickly approaching (April 3-9, 2022). The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) wants to showcase Federal depository libraries nationwide and the important work you do every day. Tell us about why you are passionate about the FDLP and free public access to Government information. Share a photo of yourself at your library;… Read More

Webcast: FDLP PURL Usage Report - Analyzing Usage of Digital FDLP Resources

March 31, 2022
A new webcast, FDLP PURL Usage Report - Analyzing Usage of Digital FDLP Resources, is now available for viewing. The tutorial has been updated to reflect recent changes to the tool. Learning outcomes: Learn how to create custom PURL usage reports for your library. Topics covered include: What PURLs are and where they are found How GPO's… Read More

Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government: Maintenance on March 31, 2022

March 30, 2022
Ben’s Guide to  the U.S. Government will undergo scheduled maintenance this week. Start Date: Thursday, March 31, 2022, 12:00 p.m. (EDT) End Date: Thursday, March 31, 2022, 1:00 p.m. (EDT) Total Duration: 1 hour During this time users may experience brief, intermittent downtime. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your… Read More

GPO Releases Draft Strategic Plan for Public Comment

March 29, 2022
U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) Director Hugh Nathanial Halpern is soliciting comments on the Agency’s draft strategic plan for fiscal years 2023–2027. The Director welcomes comments from stakeholders and members of the public. The Agency will review all comments submitted as it finalizes its strategic plan. The plan proposes updates to the Agency’s… Read More

Deadline Extended to Apply for Second LSCM Pilot Project

March 29, 2022
The deadline to apply to take part in the second LSCM Pilot Project has been extended to Friday, April 15, 2022. The second opportunity is scoped as cataloging, item-level inventory, condition assessment, and digitization of a collection of 200-300 Federal Government print publications focused on a state, region, common theme, or topic, and… Read More

President Biden’s FY23 Budget Available on govinfo

March 28, 2022
The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) have made President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2023 Budget digitally available. The Budget, which is made up of three volumes, is available for free on GPO’s govinfo, the one-stop site to authentic information published by the Federal Government. The President’s Budget is one of… Read More

FDLP eXchange Scheduled Maintenance: Monday, March 28, 2022

March 28, 2022
The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) is performing scheduled maintenance on the FDLP eXchange. Start Date: Monday, March 28, 2022, 5:00 p.m. (EDT) End Date: Monday, March 28, 2022, 8:00 p.m. (EDT) Total Duration: 3 hours The site should be accessible during maintenance, but certain functions may not be available. During the period, users… Read More

New Submission Forms for Three askGPO Inquiry Categories

March 28, 2022
New forms are now available for the submission of questions related to bibliographic records for Federal depository libraries. The forms are intended to facilitate the submission process and to enable GPO’s Library Technical Services staff to respond to questions more expeditiously. The forms will be used to submit questions in three inquiry categories: … Read More