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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 Depository… 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 announced, GPO… 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, training events are… 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 a summary… 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 posted soon… 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 Services … 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 dedication and… Read More

Benton Harbor Public Library Named 2006 Federal Depository Library of the Year

October 23, 2006
The U.S. Government Printing Office has selected Michigan's Benton Harbor Public Library as the 2006 Federal Depository Library of the Year. Public Printer Bruce James presented the award to library officials October 22 at the annual Federal Depository Library Conference. In presenting the award, James commended the library for providing the residents of its community… Read More

National Needs & Offers List Partner Search

May 06, 2005
The University of North Dakota, Chester Fritz Library partnership agreement with GPO for the support of the National Needs & Offers list will end in July 2005. In preparation for the ending of this partnership, GPO is working to develop a database that will provide a GPO administered National Needs & Offers service. In order to prevent any lapse in service, GPO is… Read More

2005 Congressional Record Daily Digest Archive Available

April 20, 2005
A full-document archive of 2005 Congressional Record Daily Digests is now available on GPO Access GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys).The Daily Digest of the Congressional Record serves as a table of contents for the House and Senate actions reported in the issue and for statements published in the Extensions of Remarks of the Congressional Record. The Daily Digest… Read More