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Ease Those End of Summer Blues with Free Webinars From GPO

September 03, 2021
This message has been cross-posted. Please excuse any duplication.Check out these free, upcoming educational webinars from the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO):Education Statistics 101; Jenny Groome (Connecticut State Library); Wednesday, September 8, 2021; 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (EDT)U.S. Merchant Marine Academy: Contemporary and Historical Information… Read More

GPO Posts 7,466 Congressional Research Service Reports Records on GitHub

September 02, 2021
In September 2018, the Library of Congress began releasing Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports to the public at crsreports.congress.gov. Under an agreement with the Library, GPO catalogs individual reports in the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP). Since the reports are updated frequently, GPO has cataloged each report as an integrating… Read More

Webinar: Triple Disaster: Lessons learned from Hurricane Maria, the Southern Puerto Rico Earthquakes of 2020, and COVID-19

September 02, 2021
Register to attend the live training webinar, "Lessons learned from Hurricane Maria, the Southern Puerto Rico Earthquakes of 2020, and COVID-19."Thursday, September 23, 2021Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EDT) Recording and closed captioning are available. All webinars are free of charge.Speaker: Jane Canfield, Coordinator of Federal Documents, Pontifical… Read More

Apply to Take Part in the Initial LSCM Pilot Project through September 30, 2021

September 01, 2021
Applications are now being accepted for the first LSCM Pilot Project.Pilot Project Opportunity 1 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, or other war-era temporary agencies… Read More

Webinar: U.S. Congressional Set Collection Debuting on govinfo

September 01, 2021
Register to attend the live training webinar, "U.S. Congressional Set Collection Debuting on govinfo."Wednesday, September 29, 2021Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EDT) Recording and closed captioning are available. All webinars are free of charge.Speakers:Heidi Ramos, Lead Program Planner, Programs, Strategy, & Technology, U.S. Government Publishing… Read More

Online Only Selections for Regional Depository Libraries Authorized

August 31, 2021
Effective tomorrow, September 1, 2021, regional depository libraries have Superintendent of Documents authorization to select the Congressional Record (daily) and the Federal Register in online format, without having to select an equivalent tangible format.The authority to do this comes from the Superintendent of Documents’ Regional Depository Libraries Online… Read More

GPO Support for Federal Depository Libraries Facing Disasters

August 31, 2021
Natural and man-made disasters can happen anywhere, anytime. GPO stands ready to assist Federal depository libraries that face disasters.If your library is faced with a disaster, when safe to do so, please inform your regional depository and GPO’s Federal Depository Support Services (FDSS) via email or by phone at (202) 512-1119 if you are closed. Our staff… Read More

Webinar: Delving into the U.S. Congressional Serial Set

August 30, 2021
Register to attend the live training webinar, "Delving into the U.S. Congressional Serial Set."Tuesday, September 21, 2021Time: 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. (EDT) Recording and closed captioning are available. All webinars are free of charge.Speaker: Andrea Sevetson, Retired Government Information Librarian and AuthorLearning outcomes: The United States Serial… Read More

GPO Makes Available Statute Compilations in USLM XML Format

August 25, 2021
The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) and its legislative data partners in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate have made Statute Compilations available in USLM XML format. This new format makes documents easier to use, read, and download. The public can access the compilations on GPO’s trusted digital repository govinfo, the one-stop… Read More