Depository libraries should identify and meet the Federal information needs of their congressional district or local area. Build and maintain the Federal collection at your Federal depository library using the tools below.
The FDLP was established by Congress to ensure that the American public has access to its Government's information. Learn about our mission, the role of Federal depository libraries, and other Program-related information.
[col=320]||Depository libraries should identify and meet the Federal information needs of their congressional district or local area. Build and maintain the Federal collection at your Federal depository library using the tools below.
[col=320]||The FDLP was established by Congress to ensure that the American public has access to its Government's information. Learn about our mission, the role of Federal depository libraries, and other Program-related information.
Ever wonder who is behind the excellent images, design, coding, and Web work you see on FDLP-related sites? Learn about two members of LSCM’s Web Content Team and how they help keep those sites up and running smoothly. Read more...
The FDLP Desktop is being transitioned into a redesigned and refreshed site to bring members of the FDLP community the FDLP news and information they need in the quickest, easiest, and most effective way possible. Learn more about beta.fdlp.gov. Read more...
The FDsys training video module series demonstrates how to best utilize the search and browse features on FDsys. Find out about current, in progress, and planned videos and where to access them.Read more...
GPO has been conducting webinars through our eLearning platform since March 2012. Learn about how members of the FDLP community can get involved and use GPO’s platform to share their knowledge and expertise with FDLP librarians around the country. Read more...
Erin Hromada, Manager of Historical Services at the U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Historian, presents information about the new “History, Art & Archives, United States House of Representatives” Web site. Read more...
James R. Jacobs, Government Information Librarian at Stanford University; Jim A. Jacobs, Emeritus Data Librarian at UC San Diego; and Shinjoung Yeo, PhD Student and Information in Society Fellow at the University of Illinois, describe the Free Government Information Web site, how it works, and its topics and features. Read more...
GPO has launched an upgraded version of the U.S. Government Online Bookstore with improved search capability and usability, browsing options, and enhanced product detail and sorting options.
Did You Know?
In 1929 the Joint Committee on Printing adopted a GPO recommendation for watermarking rag-content paper. Beginning March 1, 1929, a watermark consisting of a U.S. seal and four open stars indicated 100% rag content; three stars, 75%; two stars, 50%; and one star, 25%.
Question: Why does GPO use Miss, Mrs., and Ms. as titles to address women? Can't GPO discontinue use of Miss and Mrs., and use Ms. universally?
Answer: Members of Congress choose the title to which they are to be referred. GPO is mandated by the Congress to adhere to those requests when printing Congressional documents. This convention carries over to other Government publications as well.
As long as certain words and forms of them are used in Government, GPO is obliged to print them. The GPO Style Manual does not determine what words are used, but rather it sets out elements such as how they are used, spelled, and whether or not they are capitalized. “Ms.” has been included in the GPO Style Manual for many years.
Spread the Word
April 22nd is Earth Day! Create an online display on your library’s Web site and a physical display in your library to highlight environmental and nature-related Government documents. Visit the GPO Bookstore’s “environment and nature” catalog for examples.
Share Your Ideas
Look for this logo in articles. It indicates that the article has a related discussion in the forums on the FDLP Community site.
FDLP Connection is a service of the Federal Depository Library Program.
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: