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Introducing Fall Conference Bingo

October 13, 2021
The 2021 Federal Depository Library Conference is less than a week away. Let’s add some fun to this virtual event, and play some FDL Conference bingo!Keep your bingo card nearby for the duration of the conference. Each time you experience something listed on the card, check off the box. Post your completed bingo card, include #FDLConference, and tag @USGPO. If… Read More


October 07, 2021
The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Pueblo Distribution Center (PDC) in Pueblo, CO. The center first opened its doors on October 11, 1971 and has been a critical part of helping the agency fulfill its mission of Keeping America Informed by distributing Government publications to consumers across the Nation… Read More

Historic Publications for Fall 2021

October 06, 2021
New highlights have been added to the Historic Publications page for Fall 2021, including:Gems from the initial public release of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set on govinfo.Historic rainfall intensity-frequency data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.A look at Thomas Jefferson’s efforts to restore depleted fields at Monticello after he returned from… Read More

USFA Invites Libraries to Mark Fire Prevention Week, October 3-9

October 04, 2021
This message is being posted on behalf of the U.S. Fire Administration.The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) invites libraries to mark Fire Prevention Week, October 3-9, 2021. Explore USFA publications and social media toolkits to increase community awareness about preventing home fires. Fire Prevention and Safety Social Media Toolkits highlight social… Read More

Collection Development Plan Updated: Contribute to GPO’s Efforts

October 01, 2021
GPO’s System of Online Access | Collection Development Plan has been updated for fiscal year 2021, and is now available on govinfo. This year’s revision reflects content added to govinfo in FY21 and titles that will be digitized as part of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set project, a multi-year collaborative effort GPO is undertaking with the Law Library of… Read More

Deadline Extended to Apply for First LSCM Pilot Project

September 29, 2021
The deadline to apply to take part in the first LSCM Pilot Project has been extended to Friday, October 15, 2021.The first opportunity is scoped as cataloging, item-level inventory, condition assessment, and digitization of between 200-300 monographs from the U.S. Department of War (formed 1789; dissolved 1947), Superintendent of Documents call number stem W,… Read More

What PURLs in the World?

September 29, 2021
Did you know you can use the PURL Usage Reporting Tool to see a list of the top 50 PURL referrals each month? Some of the publications that make this list are ones you might expect, and some are more unusual.Some of the titles appearing more than once so far this year have been:Federal RegisterEconomic IndicatorsJournal of Special Operations… Read More