In its mission to provide comprehensive and permanent access to all formats of U.S. Government publications, the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) contracted with the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) to develop a decision framework and baseline requirements for a tangible documents repository. In 2004, the CRL prepared two documents for GPO to use in future preservation planning: Federal Document Repositories: Decision Framework for Tangible Repository Type and Baseline Requirements for Digital Reformatting and Delivery of Legacy Federal Documents Collection.
Baseline Requirements for Digital Reformatting and Delivery of Legacy Federal Documents Collection is a reference document in which CRL recommends that GPO set minimum requirements for digital reformatting and delivery for print and microfilm legacy materials.
CRL designed the Decision Framework for Tangible Repository Type to frame the specifications for a system of regional repositories for tangible Federal documents. Draft versions (including remarks) of the Decision Framework are available for archival purposes in the File Repository.