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The Superintendent of Documents (SuDocs) is the official at the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) with the responsibly for five major programs:

  1. The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP)
  2. Cataloging and Indexing Program
  3. By Law Program
  4. International Exchange Service (IES)
  5. GPO Sales Program

The Cataloging and Indexing Program

The Cataloging and Indexing Program is a “comprehensive index of public documents,” including “every document issued or published … not confidential in character.” This is derived from the statutory requirements for cataloging and indexing codified at 44 U.S.C. §§1710-1711 and 44 U.S.C. §4101(a).

The goal of the Cataloging and Indexing Program is to develop a comprehensive and authoritative national bibliography of U.S. Government publications to increase the visibility and use of Government information products, and to develop a premier destination for information searchers. The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) contains bibliographic records for U.S. Government publications generated by the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) since July 1976. Many of the records within the CGP contain direct links to publications available online. The catalog is updated daily with new and historical publication records, making the CGP the central point for locating new and historical Government publications.

Federal depository libraries interested in working with GPO to exchange cataloging records, work together to catalog older materials, or on other cataloging related project are encouraged to review the Cooperative Cataloging Guidelines and submit a partnership inquiry.

News & Events

December 17, 2014
The Report of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and... Read More...
December 17, 2014
An agency whose mission has been producing, publishing, and recording our Nation’s history has made some history of its own. Section... Read More...
December 16, 2014
A live training webinar, " Engaging Humanities Students with Government Information," will be presented on Wednesday, February 18,... Read More...
December 15, 2014
The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) makes available the official and authentic digital and print versions of the Report of the... Read More...
December 11, 2014
New Electronic Titles (NET) are now available for November 2014. These files are accessible from the New Titles section of the... Read More...
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