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Request for Comments: SOD Policy on Withdrawal of Content

November 17, 2023
The Superintendent of Documents seeks your comments about the proposed Public Policy Statement, “Withdrawal of Federal information products from the National Collection of U.S. Government Public Information and GPO’s online U.S. Government Bookstore.” The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance for U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) staff when Congress or a… Read More

Webinar: Census of Governments

November 16, 2023
Register to attend the live training webinar, "Census of Governments." Date:  Tuesday, December 12, 2023 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EST)   Recording and closed captioning are available. All webinars are free of charge. Speaker:  Michael Reich, Assistant… Read More

GPO Director Names Chief of Intergovernmental Affairs

November 16, 2023
U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) Director Hugh Nathanial Halpern named James (Jay) McCarthy GPO as the Agency’s Chief of Intergovernmental Affairs. In this role McCarthy serves as the official point of contact with Congress; the District of Columbia government; professional trade organizations; public policy advocacy groups; and civic organizations including… Read More

Historic Publications for Fall 2023

November 15, 2023
New featured publications have been added to the Historic Publications page for Fall 2023, including: New additions from Digital Content Contributors Boise State University and University of Washington. Annual reports of the Coast and Geodetic Survey, digitized by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Central Library. A publication from… Read More

Reminder: NCSA Collaborative Collection Development Meetings this Week: Register & Review Agenda

November 13, 2023
Please review the agenda below for your National Collection Service Area (NCSA) meeting to discuss next steps for the new limited print distribution framework. For further information, please consult the newly-updated Digital FDLP Implementation FAQs. All depository libraries are invited to these virtual meetings to discuss next steps for the limited print distribution… Read More

2023 Biennial Survey: Deadline Extended through December 8, 2023

November 13, 2023
The deadline to complete the 2023 Biennial Survey of Depository Libraries has been extended through Friday, December 8, 2023. Important links and information: Preview of the survey questions. Complete and submit the survey. Other general information about the Biennial Survey of Depository Libraries. Contact us via askGPO for questions or consultation about… Read More

New Electronic Titles for October 2023

November 09, 2023
New Electronic Titles (NET) are now available for October 2023. These files are accessible from the New Titles section of the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP). Read More

Reminder: NCSA Collaborative Collection Development Meetings (November 14-17): Register & Review Handout

November 09, 2023
Please read this one-page document in preparation for next week’s National Collection Service Areas (NCSAs) meetings to discuss next steps for the new limited print distribution framework. These meetings include discussion regarding collection development decisions about print titles, requirements for obtaining titles in print, and criteria for priority selection. … Read More

GPO Named One of America's Best Employers for Veterans for the Second Year in a Row

November 08, 2023
The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) has been named to the Forbes list of America’s Best Employers for Veterans 2023. The Agency was also recognized for this honor in 2022. GPO has a long-standing history of employing veterans dating back to the Civil War and currently employs a little more than 500 veterans who make up a third of the Agency’s workforce. For… Read More

Save the Date – Government Information Day 2024

November 08, 2023
This message is being posted on behalf of the Indiana State Library. The Indiana State Library is excited to announce the date for the next Government Information Day conference (GID24): May 17, 2024! The event is free to attend and is a great learning opportunity for librarians, library staff, information professionals, and members of the public. The… Read More