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2021 Federal Depository Library Conference: Keynote Speaker

September 16, 2021
GPO is pleased to announce the Keynote Speaker for the fall 2021 Federal Depository Library Conference is Mr. Crosby Kemper, Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).Mr. Kemper is the sixth director of IMLS. He was commissioned by the White House on January 24, 2020, following his confirmation by the United States Senate. IMLS, an… Read More

Two Weeks Remain to Apply to Take Part in the First LSCM Pilot Project

September 15, 2021
Applications are being accepted through September 30, 2021, for the first LSCM Pilot Project.The first opportunity is scoped as cataloging, item-level inventory, condition assessment, and digitization of between 200-300 monographs from the U.S. Department of War (formed 1789; dissolved 1947), Superintendent of Documents call number stem W, or other war-era… Read More

How Is Your Library Celebrating Constitution Day?

September 14, 2021
Constitution Day is September 17, 2021, and FDLP libraries across the Nation are gearing up for the big day.GPO wants to hear about how you are celebrating, your virtual displays, special events, and more. Send us photos and descriptions, and your library could be featured on FDLP.gov and on GPO social media.Still planning? A wide variety of downloadable… Read More

FDLP eXchange Scheduled Maintenance: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

September 14, 2021
Tomorrow, the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) will perform scheduled maintenance on the FDLP eXchange.Start Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 4:00 p.m. (EDT)End Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 7:00 p.m. (EDT)Total Duration: 3 hoursThe site should be accessible during maintenance, but certain functions may not be available. During the period,… Read More

FDLP Distribution Updates

September 13, 2021
GPO staff continue to make headway on distribution of the backlog of FDLP materials. Please share these updates with library staff, as appropriate.By now, all libraries should have completed the Library Status form to alert GPO of their current operating status. Libraries that have not yet resumed shipments are encouraged to contact GPO staff regarding their… Read More

GPO Offers Issues of the Panama Canal Record

September 10, 2021
Is your depository interested in adding the Panama Canal Record to your depository collection, filling gaps in your existing collection, or replacing issues in poor condition? GPO’s Library Services and Content Management (LSCM) has one nearly complete run (v. 4 (1910)-v.34 (1941)) and second copies of select issues available to depository libraries interested… Read More

What Are Federal Depository Libraries Selecting?

September 08, 2021
Are you curious about what other depository libraries have on their selection profiles? You can see this by looking at “Number of Federal depository library selections of item numbers” in the GPO Resources for Depository Collection Development section of the FDLP Content LibGuide.The current most selected EL item numbers are:Item NumberTitleNo. of FDL… Read More

GPO Posts All CGP Records as of June 29, 2021, on GitHub

September 07, 2021
Library Services and Content Management (LSCM) has posted all MARC bibliographic records (999,580 records) in the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) as of June 29, 2021, with the exception of brief bibliographic records (also known as brief bibs), on GitHub. The records are available in UTF-8 in the cataloging-records-all-cgp-utf8 repository and in… Read More