Superintendent of Documents, Mary Alice Baish, provides updates about Davita Vance-Cooks, the 27th Public Printer of the United States. Baish also provides updates on other exciting changes at GPO. Read more...
The Digitization Projects Registry provides access to digitized U.S. Government content, serving as a directory and locator tool of digitization projects, and serving to increase awareness and encourage cooperative efforts. Read more...
The 26th Annual Interagency Depository Seminar ran from July 29 through August 2, 2013 and featured presentations, tours, and training sessions led by representatives from Federal Government agencies. Read more...
Stephanie Braunstein and Michelle Donlin from Louisiana State University and Sonnet Ireland from the University of New Orleans describe outside-the-box venues to engage new audiences about the FDLP. Read more...
Kimberly Brown-Harden, Federal Documents Coordinator at Indiana State Library, describes Indiana State Library’s rich history and the celebration of their 50th anniversary as a regional depository library. Read more...
Tim Byrne from the Department of Energy’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information describes the recently launched portal to free, publicly available DOE research and development results: SciTech Connect. Read more...
Karen Russ, Government Documents Librarian and Associate Professor at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock shares Part 2 of her library’s quest to increase access to the Serial Set by purchasing an online service, while at the same time preserving the tangible version. Read more...
GPO Program Updates
2013 DLC Meeting and FDL Conference
Join GPO for the 2013 Depository Library Council Meeting and Federal Depository Library Conference, being held Monday, October 21, through Wednesday, October 23 at GPO. Register today and visit the DLC Meeting and FDL Conference Web page for more information, including the availability of local hotels, the conference schedule (coming soon) and registration for virtual sessions.
GPO's eLearning Platform Available
Depositories are encouraged to make use of GPO’s eLearning platform for presenting Government information educational sessions, hosting depository meetings, and sharing knowledge with the FDLP community. Contact Cindy Etkin if you are interested in learning more.
GPO Has Community Training Program
GPO has a community training program that focuses on U.S. Government information, depository library operations and management, and FDLP issues. Find out about and plan for upcoming training opportunities.
U.S. Courts Opinions Collection in FDsys
The US Courts Opinions collection in FDsys now represents more than 60 courts. It is continually expanding on its way to including the opinions of the Federal appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts. The coverage for the courts will begin, at least, with April 16, 2005 – the date from which the E-Government Act of 2002 requires opinions to be accessible online.
GDevelopers have continued work on the Depository Selection Information Management System (DSIMS). Changes include:
• Updates to the user interface that GPO expects to be implemented this month.
• Addition of a geography field to the List of Classes data files. Fields appear in this order:
Learn about DSIMS and its enhancements during an upcoming online training session. Stay tuned for an upcoming announcement with further details.
Did You Know?
The U.S. Government Printing Office’s Congressman Frank Evans Document Distribution Center in Pueblo, Colorado, recently achieved the milestone of distributing more than one billion consumer publications. It is fitting that the one billionth publication distributed was the Consumer Information Catalog, which the Center has made available since 1973.
Question:I am just curious to know, under which askGPO categories do most of the depository library inquiries fall?
Answer: Thus far for fiscal year 2013, which began October 1, 2012, the data shows LSCM received 4,142 inquiries with the Federal Depository Libraries category. The 5 subcategories with the most inquiries are: 1. PURL/URL Issue (1,745) 2. Cataloging (601) 3. Classification and Item Numbers (427) 4. Fugitive Publications/LostDocs (329) 5. Distribution/Shipments (211).
The LSCM staff also answers questions for Ask a Librarian (1,182); Ben’s Guide (33); FDsys (1,188); and Other Questions about GPO (743), though not all of those questions are from depository libraries.
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Depository libraries serve the public every day by providing free access to a wealth of U.S. Government information products. Your expertise and dedication is unmatched. This month GPO is spotlighting the: