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Additional Copies of Civics and Citizenship Toolkit for FDLs

July 12, 2007
Some libraries are reporting confusion about the availability of the Civics and Citizenship Toolkit. To clarify, libraries that are both public AND a depository library are able to register for a free secondary copy in addition to the copy that they will be receiving from the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). The confusion results from the following language… Read More

Civics & Citizenship Toolkit Distribution

July 06, 2007
In June 2006, President George W. Bush created the Task Force on New Americans that included Federal agencies working together in developing a series of initiatives to strengthen immigrant integration efforts. The work of the Task Force on New Americans focuses on inter-agency projects that aim to help immigrants to learn English, embrace the common core of American… Read More

Printed Monthly Catalog Ceased Publication

June 29, 2007
By the authority of the Joint Committee on Printing, the U.S. Government Printing Office's (GPO) Congressional oversight committee, paper versions of the Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (MoCat), its serials supplement, or the Congressional Serial Set Catalog will no longer be published. These products are replaced by the web-based Catalog of U.S… Read More

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 Printer on… 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 received his… 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 issues and those… 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 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