Administrative Notes (AdNotes)

From 1980-2009, Administrative Notes (AdNotes) informed the depository library community of policies, procedures, and news relating to the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). AdNotes was initially published in paper on a monthly basis and then later on a bimonthly basis with additional issues published as required. The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) distributed the paper issues and an annual microfiche cumulation to all libraries in regular depository shipments. GPO later published Administrative Notes only in online format.

The information published in AdNotes was not as timely as new Internet technologies emerged and matured (e.g., email alerts, RSS feed). As a result, AdNotes ceased with the September-December 2009 issue after a successful 30 year run. Going forward, is the primary communication vehicle GPO uses to communicate news about the FDLP.